Art Friends is an e-letter that I compose for my friends from time to time. It features the inside story on new works, art shows and other art nuggets you might find interesting. Thank you for reading. -- Barbara Sistak Baur
Fresh off the easel, Berries Are Tops!, will have its debut showing at the Art in the Barn art sale coming up September 27 &28 (see more below). There are several techniques used in this painting including assemblage of the berries, palette knife for the toppings and traditional blending techniques. More info is online.
Berries Are Tops!, 11”x14”, acrylic on panel, with a contemporary black frame, $400. © Barbara Sistak Baur
Art in the Barn is Fall Classic
Saturday, September 27 and Sunday, September 28, 2008
(on the campus of Good Shepherd Hospital, on Route 22, Barrington, IL)
Artists exhibit in actual old farm buildings that are holdovers from when the property was a working farm. It’s fun to roam through the barn’s upper and lower levels, the corn crib, the machine shed, the mill room. The artists are tucked into all sorts of nooks and crannies in the buildings – a charming tour of art. And if it rains, no problem, you simply dash from building to building. Good food is on hand as well as community entertainment on the central stage. It is a pleasant outing and a great place to purchase art to support the hospital and the artists. Last year's event drew more than 7,500 people and generated more than $2 million dollars for the hospital. (I am in the Mill Room, by the way.)
Art-Throb™ -- ArtFairCalendar.com
Art-Throb is a term I use for a great place to discover art. And ArtFairCalendar.com is such a place. This web site gives you all the info on the top Art Festivals and Craft Shows in Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Florida and, well, all across the country. If you enjoy spending time at art fairs, you must visit this site. “Art Fairs bring together in a unique manner the creators and the culturally aware to enrich one another's lives.” (quoted from ArtFairCalendar.com)
Wild Flamingo Lady
Just completed is a new art table with a whimsical flamingo theme. This is a commission I did for my flamingo-loving friend, Roxanne. Art tables have a fabulous painting on top, actual memorabilia attached to the painting and the whole surface is encased in high-gloss, protective resin. Go online now to see photos. And for more photos, click the Commissions topic.
My painting of bread, Loaves, has been accepted at the Woman Made Gallery, 680 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, for the Objects of Desire exhibition, October 10 through November 13.
Well, I had better get back to the studio and keep working. There is so much to do.
Barbara Sistak Baur
P.S. Art-Throb is a term I use for a great place to discover art. It is usually a smaller or out-of-the-way event or place that you might not know about. From time to time I will include places or events I find out about.
Photos Now Online
-- I took a few snapshots of friends and family as they stopped by my art booth at art fairs this summer. Take a peek! Click on the Event Pics Topic.
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