It's been a week since the annual art show OPUS 2018 wrapped. Thank you thank you for hosting, Tampa Covenant Church!
I know what you're thinking, an art show in a church? Let me tell you friends, I was impressed. Not only was I surrounded by extremely talented and warm artists in my neck of the woods (Carrollwood area if your a Tampa folk) but I had SO many wonderfully engaging conversations with LOTS of people. Maybe because this is an "untraditional" space for artwork, i.e. not a gallery, or maybe many of it's patrons don't go to a lot of art openings so they didn't know about the weirdness that often accompanies them. You know the vibe: not talking to the artist, awkward competitiveness, whispery congratulations, or worse, avoiding eye contact because they don't like your stuff. But there wasn't any of that at OPUS 2018. People asked questions. THEY ASKED LOTS OF QUESTIONS! Artists love to talk about their work! For those of you that go to art openings: ask a question! We love it!
"You know the vibe: not talking to the artist, awkward competitiveness, whispery congratulations, or worse, avoiding eye contact because they don't like your stuff. But there wasn't any of that at OPUS 2018. "
In addition to selling a couple of swag bags, I’m so happy to report that my oil painting Liz won 2nd place! It's currently at a painting retreat being photographed and pampered for a limited edition giclee print run. Stay tuned for when those will become available!
This painting is the second iteration of the same subject matter for the book Liz Here Now. You can read all about it's back story here.
Liz 11" x 14" oil on canvas 2018
Even babies (my baby) got in on the fun at OPUS before bed time! Go, M! Her first art show outside of the womb!
I still have some swag bags available for purchase for my faraway friends or those that didn't get a chance to purchase them at the show. They are $7 for 7 stickers and 1 bookmark - free s/h to US + Canada!
You can buy them here.