This year I am trying to get more involved with my local art community. I really enjoy the exposure that I have to artists all around the world via the internet, but I think that there is something to be said for making connections and relationships on a local level.
So this year I joined the Placer Arts, and I entered a few pieces into the Placer Arts League Open Juried Competition at the Lincoln Center for the Arts. I was very happy when "In the Spring I Shed My Skin" made it in to the show!
I always get nervous with this kind of thing. Like a board of well-spoken avant-garde artists are going to sneer at me and tell me to take my pedestrian work somewhere else, because I don't qualify for their show. Now of course that kind of thing never happens, and I don't know where this cartoonish image of the Somewhat Intimidating Art Villain comes from. The truth is that the folks at the Lincoln Center for the Arts were super sweet and welcoming, and they had assembled a fine little show. Here is one of my favorite pieces:
I really got a kick out of this one. I love the colors, and the texture was so neat. Plus, giant fowl.
I took more pictures, but as it turn out I am not so hot and cell phone shots from odd angles as I try to not get in the way of other people viewing the art.
The show will be up through August 2nd, and if you are in the area you should try to go check it out. There are some really nice pieces in there. You can find out more about the Art League of Lincoln at their website http://www.all4art.net/index.html
And here is the website for Placer Arts 360 http://www.placerarts.org/
Fellow artists: Are you involved in your local art community? What do you like or dislike about it? Or do you prefer an online art presence?
Hope you all are well, and have a great day!