Friday, April 24, 2015


Hey Y'all!!!!!
So all the jury results are in!
For those of you who are not artists, let me tell you, I do not enjoy the jury process.
I have a HUGE file of rejection letters.......that mostly all start with: 

"After much deliberation, we regret to inform you that we will not be able to include your work in this year’s __________. Blahbity blahbity blahbity!"

The truth is, each "no" still hurts a little, yes, even after all these years.
And each "yes" is still a validation of your art!
It is terrible! 
Each year, I have had to say to artist friends "Well, these things are subjective and have no reason........" when they inform me that they haven't gotten into a show that I have or vice versa!
The thing is, I am not on the jury committees. It must be hard. 
You want your show to be the best it can be, and you want to have the breadth and depth that a show should have. You can't have 100 pop-art inspired poster-stlyed painters (like me). You can't have 100 wildlife should have a varying roster of artists. I GET IT!
BUT still that "no thank you" is like a kick in proverbial balls.

This year has been a mixed bag or rejections and acceptance!
HERE are my upcoming summer and early FALL shows......


Sienna Gallery
A new gallery carrying works by ME!!
2865 Chamberland Street, Unit #2
Rockland, Ontario

I cancelled my MAY shows to focus on getting work done!
(And taking ANOTHER short VACATION!)


Riverdale Art Walk
Jimmie Simpson Park, Toronto, ON.
Saturday, June 6 & Sunday, June 7, 2015

I will have brand new works in most every size, and some limited edition prints too!


Queen and Jackson: Art and Craft Market
Players’ Guild | Downtown Hamilton, Ontario
June 13 – 14, 2015

I am working on new Hamilton works - and prints!!!!!!

Kensington Market Art Fair 
Kensington Market, Toronto, ON.
June 28th

Getting a NEW print about Kensington Market ready!


Kensington Market Art Fair 
Kensington Market, Toronto, ON.
July 26th

Wychwood Barns Art Market
Toronto, ON.
August 15th 

Cabbage town Art and Crafts Sale
Riverdale Farm, Toronto, ON.
September 11-13th

THAT is the new schedule!
BUSY DAYS AHEAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I hope you come out to see me and the new work at any OR ALL of these shows!
See you in the parks!

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