A Study in Red
The Scott County Arts Consortium, housed at the former jailer’s house in Georgetown, Kentucky, is a venue with excellent space and lighting, and great potential for expansion. I joined 2 other artists for a December 2007 showing of botanically-themed works, some of which were my Dorothy Draper Rose series pictured here against the strikingly appropriate backdrop of a deep red wall.
2008’s Visual Arts at the Market in Louisville, a juried exhibition sponsored by the Kentucky Arts Council, was plagued by a mass of white precipitation quite unusual for the region in any given year – over 2 feet of snow. My fourth Market, I was fortunate to have the distinction of my work featured prominently on the marketing materials (website, program, posters). The snowstorm occurred on what is typically the best-attended day for the event, but at least my fellow exhibitors and I found it to be a rare opportunity to bond (and commiserate).
Louisville, Without the Snow
In April, May, and June of 2008 (coinciding in May with the Kentucky Derby population influx), I exhibited at the prestigious Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft in Louisville, occupying retail wall and window space on the entrance floor. This show included the annual display of artistically designed Derby hats, appropriately decorated with a floral theme. This was a particularly successful show for me, and I’m proud to continue my association with this organization as a Member Artist and participant in their Corporate Buyer Program.