Friday, September 23, 2011

49th Annual Glenwood Springs Fall Art Festival

While the Florida Watercolor Society is holding its annual convention in Sarasota, I am in Colorado. It's a conflict every year, but for 14 years now we have been out west and a part of the Glenwood Springs Fall Art Festival. This is a wonderful show with wonderful art displayed in all classifications and categories that takes place in the Ramada Inn in Glenwood Springs. It is the largest non-juried show in Colorado with usually two (or more pieces in the case of pottery and sculpture) of art by around 300 artists judged on Wednesday. Judges this year and their specialties are Mark Silvers, Watercolors; Liz Thiele, Oil Painting; and Mary Zimmerman, Sculpture. There are also a large number of paintings, pottery and sculptures available in the Bargain Bin that are not judged, but are great values. This show would not work at all without the hours and hours worked by volunteers. My husband and I are but two of them. It's fun to make our yearly stop at this show and renew friendships with artists at this show. My gallery paintings this year are "Fish Camp," a scene from the very picturesque Cortez waterfront in Florida, and "Beach Shoe Exchange," a sunny, sand and surf painting with white dune fences and a few stray shoes left behind. These paintings are both watercolor paintings that are 16 x 28 inches framed.
Since the original post, these two paintings have both been sold. For the availability of prints, please contact me by email or by Etsy conversation at I also recently added a new Facebook fan page, The Art of Mary Hamilton which can be found by clicking on this link: (or pasting this link into your browser: ).

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