Friday, November 21, 2008

LIC show fast approaching

2 weeks to go and counting...

Oil on canvas
8 x 10 inches

This painting depicts a stretch of stores and restaurants on Vernon Blvd., a street having an old time feel to it. I stop by Mario's Deli every so often for a sandwich and the place is bustling with neighborhood denizens and workers, many speaking with a pretty heavy Queens accent that makes me smile.

Very busy with all of the last minute details of getting my show ready for the opening on December 4th at Art-O-Mat. I'm very excited about exhibiting this past years body of work and I've been doing a lot of legwork too, handing out my brochures to neighborhood restaurants and businesses, getting the word out. One sale so far, so some of the hard work is starting to show results. An LIC-calendar project sponsored through Art-O-Mat is also in the works and will be going to the printer next week. The calendar will feature 13 LIC artists and my painting, "LIC/Meeting at Brooks" will be featured in September.

Yet another project I've been working on in conjunction with this exhibit is compiling two books of my entire LIC-themed body of work, featuring paintings dating from the early 1980's to the present. "L.I.Changing" Volumes I and II are done. They are being printed through the magic of iPhoto and will be offered for sale at Art-O-Mat in December. I will also have the books available for sale online, just have to work out the details, more to come on that soon.

I think that for an artist, the few weeks before a show opening is an incredibly exciting, if sometimes overwhelming time, and I'm enjoying every minute.


Joni Taylor said...

Really fantastic! I sure love this series Sharon!

John Hlavinka said...

Beautiful work!