Thursday, April 11, 2013

Invitation to my Solo Show: "A Visual Feast"

I'd like to invite everyone to my solo show coming up in 3 weeks.  Mark your calendars!  The show is called "A Visual Feast" and will feature 10 of my crab painting series.  There will be some other paintings, too, but this is the first time I've showed any of the crab paintings.  I've been saving them until I had enough to do a show.  It takes a while to get a group of paintings that will look good together.

The reception is on Friday night, May 10 which is the weekend of Mother's Day.  So bring your favorite mother (which might be yourself) and come see my latest paintings.  There is plenty of free parking in Crystal City.  I suggest the garage on 20th Street between Jefferson Davis Highway and Crystal Drive.  If you've never been to Crystal City, now is the time to come.  You have a good excuse.  There are also some fabulous restaurants there, too.

I will resend this again when it gets closer to the time, but I wanted everybody to save the date!
Now I need to start packing for my teaching cruise.  When I get back, I'll be scrambling to get the reception food all lined up.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Reception tonight: "Walk the Line" at Cassatt's

Pears by the Stained Glass Window
by Jane McElvany Coonce

Springtime is a busy time in the art world.  Especially for the Arlington Artists Alliance.  Tonight is the opening reception for the juried show "Walk the Line."  The reception is from 6 to 7:30 pm and you can come, see the show, and meet the artists.  I'll be there!

The Red Hat
by J.McElvany Coonce
I have two paintings in the show.  The first one is the pear painting.  When the still life was set up, there was no stained glass window behind it.  I did the painting but thought it needed something more in the background.  I had a photo in my purse of a stained glass window behind a sculpture.  I pulled it out and decided that the stained glass window was what my painting needed.  So I added it in.  That's the beauty of being an artist.  We can alter reality!
The other painting that I got into the juried show was "The Red Hat." This is an acrylic painting done with thin washes and the drawing coming through.  Very different than my oil painting style.  I hope you'll get to stop by for the reception, but if not, the show will be up at Cassatt's for the month of April.  Cassatt's is located at 4536  Lee Highway in Arlington.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Ft. Smith Reception This Friday , April 5 from 6 - 8 pm

Boats Along Venice Canal
by Jane McElvany Coonce

This Friday begins the week long ArtFest '13 held by the Arlington Artists Alliance every Spring.  It's at Ft. Smith, which is off of Lorcom Lane and Filmore St. in Arlington.  The address is 2411 N. 24th Street.  We will hang the show Friday morning.  The reception is Friday night from 6 -  8 pm.  All are invited.  There will be wine and delicious hors d'oeuvers.  It's a fun party with lots of art.

One of the paintings I will have there is from my Venice trip.  I took so many beautiful photographs of the canals.  This was just one of the many I had to choose from.  I've done a few Venice scenes before, and they have all sold.  I think everyone loves Italy and especially Venice.

The show will be up for a week, so if you can't make it Friday night, you could come on the weekend or even during the week next week. The show ends on Friday, April 12 at noon.

Hope to see you there Friday night.

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