Solo Exhibit and “Trail Study #20″

Trail Study #20, ©Tracy Wall

Trail Study #20
5″ x 7″
oil on panel
© Tracy Wall

Just to keep folks informed, I did not participate in the Art Students League of Denver’s Summer Art Market.

The ASLD Summer Art Market  (aka SAM) is a fabulous street fair with a history of tradition; you get to interact with the artists themselves. This outdoor show truly has the artist in mind.  : )

I’ve participated in SAM for the last 10+ years through all kinds of weather and booms/busts.  Due to a number of extenuating circumstances, I am unable to participate this year.  Truthfully, it was a little strange visiting as a spectator.  Still a fabulous show!

On the other hand, I am very excited to announce the main reason: I will be having a solo exhibit at Abend Gallery in August!  (yay!)

I’m so delighted, blessed, and grateful for the opportunity.  It’s a gargantuan room, so I’m busy preparing all kinds of new works.  I’m excited about some new things I’m working on too, so I can’t wait to share a peek with you in the coming weeks.

As of late, I’ve been exploring landscapes and all they entail.  This one here is from one of the many bike paths surrounding Denver.

I’ve been doing a few super small miniatures to explore about landscapes.  So much to learn!  More about that next time.

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“Trouble with Cherries” and New Website!!

Trouble with Cherries ©Tracy Wall

Trouble with Cherries (private collection)
9″ x 12″
oil on panel
©Tracy Wall

The “Art for Life” benefit event last week raised enough for Project Angel Heart to provide for thousands of meals.  (yay!)  In addition to the previous Cheerios painting, I painted theses cherries live at the event.  Then it, too, was put up for auction.  Thank you all so much for all of your support for this wonderful organization!

Outside of the auction last week, I wanted to announce I’ve also updated my website. (Yay!!)

It’s been way too long since I’ve made any changes to it and was much-needed.  I thank my personal web-guru Kim for creating and helping to maintain, but it was time for a change.

After researching the options, I’ve jumped on board and now have my site on FineArtsOnline.  You can still find it at TracyWall.com, but just a different host and appearance.

For what I was paying multiple sites, I now have website, links, newsletter, blog, and a few other benefits, all on one site.

Yes, that’s right, they also have a blog attached to the website.  These days, I’ve been double-posting both here and there.  There will be a time soon when I may be closing this down and transferring all to that one.  Although I’ll be letting you know, you may want to jump on board that site’s email list .

Take a peak and see what you think.

Thanks all; have a lovely start to June!

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“Cheers to Breakfast” at Art for Life

Cheers for Breakfast, ©TracyWall

Cheers for Breakfast
10″ x 10″
oil on gallery-wrapped canvas
©Tracy Wall

It’s that time of year!

Next Friday, May 29th is the fabulous fundraiser: Art for Life, benefiting Project Angel Heart — a tireless organization that provides and delivers healthy meals to those suffering life-threatening illnesses.

Join us at the live event where you can silently bid over 100 works.  Held at Abend Gallery, (2260 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO) the fun happens on Friday, May 29th, 6:30-10:00pm.  In addition to fabulous food, beverage and music, you can also watch over a dozen artists (including me!) create works during the event and later bid on those as well.

New this year: you can bid on-line! Follow the links here:
this takes you directly to my page with the above piece
this takes you to the auction’s home page where you can see all the works
(if links fail, go to silentauctionbid.com)

I hope you can join us either live or virtually to support Project Angel Heart.
Thank you so much for your support!!

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“Water Under the Bridge (Dedisse Park)” + Landscape Exhibit

WaterUnderBridge - DedissePk (c)TLW

Water Under the Bridge (Dedisse Park)
9″ x 12″
oil on panel
©Tracy Wall

It’s here!  A new exhibit at Abend Gallery— “Group Show: Landscape“.

Join us on Friday, April 24th, in Denver to see a spectacular show of nearly 50 artists all celebrating their interpretation of the landscape.

I don’t do a lot of landscapes, even though I love hiking around the Rocky Mountain area.  I’ve always found it so challenging to try to adequately represent the work of Mother Nature, and never seem to be quite satisfied with the work.

Who's painting at Dedisse Park in Evergreen CO?  (photo courtesy of Sally White)

Who’s that painting at Dedisse Park in Evergreen CO? (photo courtesy of Sally White)

I’m working on some new trail paintings now to explore exactly that and will keep you updated.

In the meantime, come see the show!  There’s nationally respected artists with work in the show, and I’ll have the one above in the exhibit.

It opens on Friday, April 24, 2015 and will be up through May 23rd.

NOTE: This was a “plein aire” piece, painted on location at Dedisse Park in Evergreen, Colorado.  (plein aire painting means painting outdoors from life)

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“Modern (Still) Life” exhibit

Morning Lift, 10x10, ©TracyWall
Morning Lift
10″ x 10″
oil on panel
©Tracy Wall

I am delighted to be part of a new still life exhibit at Abend Gallery called Modern (Still) Life.

This show explores the still life genre by contemporary artists.
Come see what new things still life painting in the 21st century can bring to the table.

I’ll be there painting on today (Sat 3/28) in the morning until about 1:00pm, so grab a cup of Joe and come on by for a lift!

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Thank you’s and “Ornamental”

Ornamental 10x10 ©TracyWall

Ornamental (private collection)
10″ x 10″
oil on gallery-wrapped canvas
© Tracy Wall

I need to do some catching up.

Still need to tie up loose ends from 2014, and what better piece to show than this commission.  Had a ball (pun intended) with their reflections on each other!

Now that we’re nearing the end of February, I guess it’s time I finish up 2014.  (what?!?  it’s never too late, right?)

No year would be complete with out “thank you’s” and gratitudes to those who made the past year wonderful.

First thank you to family for always supporting me and my adventures: thank you Mom, Kim, Steve, Tass, David, Jill, Carson, Connor, Max and Cody.  Char, Chlo, and Bex: thank you for hanging in there with every daily trials and tribulations.  I love you all!

Thank you to friends, near and far, that have stayed with me through every reinvention of myself: Thank you Kara, Sarah, Carolyn, Martha, Kris, Erin, Elania.  I love you too!

Thank you to my patrons who have purchased my art during any year!  Without you, the spark of my flame may not burn as bright.

Thank you to my gallery, Abend Gallery, and the souls that bring it to life: Christine, Jennifer, John, Chelsie, David, and Connor for believing in me while answering all my stupid questions, and becoming friends in the process.  Thank you to my faithful Saturday painting compatriots: Clyde, Tammi, and Bruce for joining me so many weeks.

Thank you to all the wonderful, cool people that support me in my other job: There’s Rich, Louise, Arna, and Patty. There’s Rosemary, Brian, Steph, Karen, Tanya, Jill, Debbie, Myrna, Carl, Kelly, George, and Deanna.  There’s Suzy, Gene, Laurie, Frank, Meredith, Kristina, John, and Chris. There’s Shelly, Denise, Larry, Robert, Andy, Linda, and Paul.  And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.  (as I write this we’re in the middle of a winter storm expecting up to 12″ of snow, so I have snow on the brain)

I know there’s a myriad of folks I’m forgetting and don’t have room to list, so please don’t feel unappreciated if you don’t see your name here.  I am so lucky to be surrounded by such wonderful inspiring people.

Thank you everyone for all that you do!!!

 

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“She’s Unbridled”

She's Unbridled, ©Tracy Wall

She’s Unbridled
18″ x 24″
oil on gallery-wrapped canvas
©Tracy Wall

She’s a partner to the painting in the last post.  Apply titles literally, figuratively, whatever. We aim fo a good balance, an equal push-pull.

To go with the theme around town of everything cowboy because of the National Western Stock Show, Horse Show and Rodeo in Denver, stop by Abend Gallery for their Western-themed exhibit: Old Traditions/New Frontiers, where thirty five artists give a creative look at all things western.

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