Just a Quickie!
Even though the calendar says it's Spring, the temperatures lately feel like Summer! The garden is in full swing with peonies, irises, and the lilies are just about to bloom. I have been doing more baking and gardening than painting after the whirlwind creative effort put into the Cosmopolitan Club exhibit in Philly this past March (see photo below). It was a great experience. But it's time now to turn my focus into my painting practice and summer is the perfect time to be outside and paint. We'll be spending some time at the shore (Margate, NJ) and I know that will bring all sorts of fresh inspiration. 
I have a few things to tell you about and some links to share…
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American Impressionist Society (AIS)
4th Annual Associate Members Online Exhibition
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“After the Rain”, 6"x 6" oil on panel (SOLD)
My painting, “After the Rain” was juried into this online exhibition. There were 2,242 entries and 258 artworks were chosen! I'm so honored and proud to have my work selected and be among so many wonderful artists that I admire. Thank you AIS!
You can view the online exhibition here
The Art Gallery at Devon
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“Homage to Summer”, 10"x 10" (unframed), oil on linen
128 years strong, the Devon Horse Show and Fair is a must see, must go-to happening. On the fairgrounds of the horse show is the Art Gallery at Devon. It's a wonderful little gallery nestled among the little shops and eateries along the thoroughfare. I love cruising along the fairgrounds and seeing all the goings-on and of course, my favorite…people watching. The horses are gorgeous, too!
The art gallery on the fairgrounds is open from Thursday, May 23rd to Sunday, June 2nd. If you're not able to make it there, the show is online! 
Check out the website to view and/or purchase paintings, https://artgallery.devonhorseshow.net/
The Metal Museum 
Community Enamel Quilt Project
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“Awakening”, 4"x 4" vitreous enamel tile
Copper, enamels, decals. hand rivets
A call to artists was published by The Metal Museum to create a 4"x 4" enamel tile in memory and tribute to Martha Banyas. Martha passed away at the age of 78 from cancer. She was an accomplished and outstanding enamelist and teacher, who shared her love of the art and craft of enameling with so many of us in the community. The title of the exhibition is “Health in Enamel” and this “enamel” quilt will contain designs from over 100 enamel artists from all over the country. 
My contribution is titled “Awakening”. My love of flowers extends into this design as the water lily represents hope, enlightenment, and awakening. The figure is hand sawn from copper, enameled, and hand-riveted to the tile, which gives my design a dimensional appearance. 
Although I never met Martha in person (I took online workshops), I admire her dedication to the craft, her generous nature of sharing her vast knowledge, and her innovative techniques in using Mason Stains with enamel.
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Some recently baked Swedish Buttermilk Sourdough breads
Here's to summer!! be safe and stay healthy!
xo, Amy