Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Winter Birdhouse on Exhibit at BAYarts Annual Juried Show

First posted this photo with its painterly look in early January to gauge viewer reaction ... Spurred on by the encouraging comments of many blog friends, I decided to enter it in the BAYarts Annual Juried Show with its theme "I Am There: Works that address the issue of place." The place here being a birdhouse both nostalgic and expectant at the Rocky River Nature Center in North Olmsted, Ohio during a snowstorm.

Interesting tidbit to keep in mind about following your heart when you create, and creating what you love. Artists were allowed to submit two works to this show. So I submitted this winter scene out of sentimentality for my favorite season, as befitting a self-proclaimed Queen of Narnia. And then I submitted another piece which was a more modern abstract that I hoped would impress the gallery. Funny thing ... BAYarts chose the one I love and rejected the one I thought they might like.

The art show runs from March 12 through April 3, 2010. Opening reception is March 12 from 7 - 9 pm. Normally I would post a link to the gallery, however the website is undergoing renovation as far as I know. So instead I'll post the address:

28795 Lake Road
Bay Village, Ohio 44140


Poetic Artist said...

These is so beautiful and peaceful.
God always provides even for the small creatures.
Take care,

Mary said...

Loved this the first time I saw it, still do!!! :)

And yes, I agree about following ones heart, especially in art!!!

Have a wonderful day, it's still raining here!!!


Montanagirl said...

Wonderful! Great photo. Have a great day. We still have lots of snow.

Bren said...

Congratulations on this new exhibition of your work, it seems a number of wonderful connections are happening for you as you take the risk and submit your work. This is the first time I've seen this piece and it's special, no wonder they selected it. Heart wins out every time, or at least it's what makes everything worth doing. Exciting times!

Bren said...

I wanted to tell you about my younger sister, Kellie. She has been following your blog since learning about you through me. She loves photography and is intrigued by your photo's. I've been trying to encourage her to share more of her photo's on her blog and to make contact with you as well. Her blog is called Mountains Will Move

mariamarooska said...

What a gorgeous photo. Love the red.

Katherine Kean said...

Congratulations on your acceptance. I think this is a beautiful piece - magical.

CountryDreaming said...

Thank you everyone for your kind words of encouragement and support.

Bren: Your sister has an awesome blog!

Mary said...

I really like this! The watercolor look is always a favorite to me and the parts of this...the house, the snow, the trees, the touch of color in the leaves are really pretty. I'm glad it will be displayed in a show.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Very interesting that the one you loved the most was the one that was chosen. Hmm. That's marvelous!!