Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Art Friends, March 18, 2008

Greetings All,
I know it has been quite a while since I sent an Art Friends eletter. The beginning of the year saw me traveling quite a bit and working to finish some critical projects. Finally, I feel like I can take a breath and catch up.

Meet the Artist -- There will be a "meet-the-artist" day this Saturday, March 22, from 10am-2pm at the Fresh Express Cafe where I have artwork currently on display. The Fresh Express Cafe is at 35 E. Burlington, Riverside, IL. The display continues through March and the first part of April and is open from 6:30am-4pm, Mon-Sat. I hope you can stop by.

Women's Works -- I am very pleased to announce that my artwork has, once again, been selected for the Women's Works Fine Arts Show. This is an annual event and has grown in stature with each year. Artists apply from across the U.S. ensuring very high quality. Yes, this is a show by women and it presents women's unique perspectives. But, you know what? Even my husband appreciated the work. Woman's Works runs through April 26, at the Old Courthouse Arts Center, Woodstock, IL, "on the square." The art center is open Wed-Sun in the afternoons. My two works there are Grand Bakery and Cheesecake and Pie. You can also see those on my site.

Well, that is enough news for now. Next time, I will tell you all about the art-tables I have just completed for the Algonquin Public Library!

Barbara Sistak Baur, Artist

Now On Display
-- Algonquin Public Art Display, Eastview Elementary School, showing Lemon or Cherry?, until October 2008.
-- Fresh Express Cafe, 35 E. Burlington, Riverside, IL, until April 12. Hours are Mon-Sat, 6:30am-4:30pm.
-- Women's Works, Old Courthouse Arts Center, Woodstock, IL, until April 26. Hours are Wed-Sun, afternoons.

Now Online http://barbarabaur.blogspot.com/
-- Carol's Gift (Motorcycle), a commission I just completed before Christmas. A great study of a powerful motocycle. Click on the Commissions topic.

On the Easel
-- I have a couple of things in the works. One is shelves & shelves of bread! (Some of you have asked to see this.) Another one has desserts on a quaint little cafe table.

Barb's Blog
Fresh Paint! - Paintings, Sketches and Studies

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Barbara Baur Art
Lively, Textural, Vibrant
3404 Highland Dr.
Island Lake IL 60042
2944 S. Harlem #4
Riverside IL 60546

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Fresh Express Cafe

Several pieces from my "bakery" series are on display at the Fresh Express Cafe, 35 E. Burlington, Riverside, March 17 through April 17, 2008. Hours are Mon-Sat, 6:30 am to 4:30 am. Meet-the-Artist Day is Saturday, March 22 from 10 am to 2 pm. For more information, contact me or the Fresh Express Cafe: Fresh Express Cafe.


2008 Women's Works

Once again, I am honored to have work selected for inclusion in the 2008 Women's Works art exhibition. This is the 21st year for Women's Works. It has grown to be a widely anticipated event by both artists and patrons throughout Illinois and the country.

Sat. March 15th, 2008 7p to 9p
LOCATION: Old Court House Arts Center 815-338-4525
101 N. Johnson on Woodstock's Historic Town Square
Thursday thru Saturday 11a to 5p
Sunday 1p to 5p
SHOW DATES: March 6 thru April 26.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Carol's Gift (Motorcycle)

Carol's Gift, acrylic, 11"X14,"© 2007 Barbara Sistak Baur
Just before Christmas, Carol contacted me to do this painting of her friend's special motorcycle. Yes, it was a very busy time but I decided if I focused, I could complete it in the tight time frame I had. Sometimes that is the best because you concentrate only on what is really important. You don't get sidetracked by what just isn't going to work. What I really wanted to bring out is the excitement and power that surrounds a fine machine like this and its gleaming look.

The close ups show the powerful brush strokes in the chrome and background.

The Sketchbook Project at Brooklyn Art Library (Video)

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