The Lapeer Art Association's annual holiday exhibit, "Merry and Bright" is now on display at Gallery 194 through December 21st. I was told they have 18 guest artists in the exhibit this time, the most ever since they've been opening up their annual shows to non-members. I am happy to be among them once again. (Yeah yeah, one of these days I will join, really I will ... )
Anyway - here are a few pics of my pieces that are in the show. As always, there is a lot of really wonderful work made by local artists, many of which would make great Christmas gifts! Please stop in and check it out.
Some really good news came to me via email the other day. But I had to wait until it was publicly announced before I could say anything, and now I can. The infamous Julia Kay, founder of Julia Kay’s Portrait Party aka JKPP, sent me the following:
“The JKPP Book, 'Portrait Revolution' is finally finished, and gone to press! I'm happy to let you know that two of your portraits have been included. … Both the American and British editions of the book are expected to be available March, 2017. I'll post on flickr and facebook when we have more specific information. The book contains about 450 portraits from 200 members. … I think the book looks fabulous, and I hope when you see it, you'll be as pleased as I am! Thanks again for your participation, and for all your contributions to JKPP.”
Yay, I made the book! I knew some of my drawings were being considered, but also understood that due to space limitations, during the editing process it was possible that they could all be cut. But 2 made it! Can you tell I’m thrilled? These are the two drawings that will be in the book:
Here’s what Julia has to say about the book, including the full list of artists included: Julia's announcement
Look at that list! And all the countries represented! I am so amazed and honored and humbled to included among these talented artists from around the world. Thank you Julia!
The book is already available for pre-order on Amazon - very affordable! Check it out.
I wrote about this group's influence on me as an artist here; other JKPP-related posts can be found by clicking the link under "Categories."