2024: A New Year!
It’s a new year and we are all hoping it ends more peacefully than it is beginning. Making art is a constant exercise in optimism. We don’t need art like we need food, shelter, and clothing, but we do use it for at least three purposes—decoration, recreation, and reflection. Artists make art for a mixture of these reasons—it can be a saleable commodity but we mostly we are trying to create beauty, enjoy the creative process, and respond to the world around us.
This year starts with three paintings in the Exuberance show at Art Moziak in Santa Fe opening on Friday, January 5. I’ll be missing the reception since on Saturday, January 6, my son and I will delivering artwork to Arts North International 29 at the Hopkins Center for the Arts in Minnesota. Originally from St. Paul, I have family in the area and will spend 36 hours visiting as many extended family members as possible. Then in February, the Year of the Dragon show will be coming up at The Next Best Thing to Being There on Mountain Road in Albuquerque, where I continue to exhibit small originals and prints.
Exuberance at Art Moziak
Reception on Friday, January 5, 4-7pm
713 Canyon Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Everyone is welcome to see the art in Moziak’s latest art competition—Exuberance.
The three entries from the I Ching series are shown below.
Arts North International 29
Opening Reception: Arts North International 29
Saturday, January 13, 2024
Exhibition on view: January 13 – February 24, 2024
In its 29th year, this highly competitive international juried exhibition showcases work by artists throughout the United States and from around the world. There is a wide range of mediums represented including acrylic, oil, and watercolor paintings, sculptures, fiber & textiles, ceramics, photographs, and more. The entry from the Postcards to America series is shown below.
California: The Homeless State
Mixed media on paper, 26 x 40 inches