Recap Of Events

"Old Practice" 6x12 in. oil painting, one of three pieces that was accepted and sold at the 
Albuquerque Museum Miniatures and More Exhibition Fundraiser in November 2014

So, I came to realize that it had been 5 months since I wrote a blog post! It is shocking how time is flying by these days. It just so happens that those past 5 months contained some very post-worthy events that I am going to do my best to recap and get us up to date here.
I was deeply honored and thrilled when I received the acceptance notice that I was juried into the 2014 Miniatures and More Exhibition fundraiser at the Albuquerque Museum of Art. I may have unleashed some squeals of excitement upon finding out. The show started at the end of October and ran through November. I entered three pastoral/landscape pieces and only two returned home...  the above painting had sold during the show!

Also in November was the Heather Green Studio's Annual Anniversary Show. The theme was flowers (yay!) and I was currently having a fascination with lily ponds, so guess what I entered in the show? Yup...

"Pond Blossoms" 8x8 in. oil painting currently available through 55 Main Gallery

In December ( I wish I had some photos to share for this), I was invited to be the Judge for the Christmas Fine Art Show in Willcox, AZ.  That was a first for me, and how challenging it was to be in that position! The one to say which work of art stands above the rest - not an easy task!! I had a blast though.

"Fragile Friends" 2.5x3.5 in. miniature oil painting

February 2015 was the month of miniature paintings! The Sulfur Springs 18th International Miniature and Small Works show was on display for the month of February, and two of my pieces sold from the show.  The show was a success this year for sure!

 Also in February I was asked to be guest speaker on miniature painting at the San Pedro River Arts Council monthly lunch and learn meeting. I spoke to a full room for an hour and 15 min. and apparently the consensus is that it was a great presentation, everyone learned a lot and enjoyed it. I'm glad to hear it! I was so nervous!! lol

This month (March) is the Celebrate The Arts Fine Art Show going on all month. The reception on the 7th was a blast and one of my paintings received a special cash award. I was a happy girl!! Here are some highlights from that...

With the award winning painting...

Great turnout!...

Clement Scott giving his painting Demo with a live model...

There was a flutist providing a nice atmosphere during the reception.

Now last but not least, on March 20th which is this week, I was invited to be guest instructor on landscape painting for Clement Scott's Art 130 class at the Cochise College Benson Center. Yeah, really excited about this! Hoping it goes well.

So I think that brings us up to date, and I fully intend to do a better job posting on here. I still can't believe it's been 5 months!...



Louise said…
You do an awesome job Kaia!
I am looking forward to working with you in class Friday.
Kaia Thomas said…
Thank you, Louise!

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