Monday, May 25, 2009

Washington Square Art Show week-end

Annual Memorial Day stand-by


Photograph of Emily Trueblood in front of her booth featuring her prints

This week-end I stopped by to visit two artists whose work I really like. They each had booths at the annual Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit and have been doing this show for a number of years. Emily Trueblood is a terrific printmaker who often focuses on the architecture of New York. Is it any wonder that I am drawn to her work? Not being a traditional printmaker myself, I collect prints of New York. Two of Emily's pieces, the Brooklyn Bridge and the Empire State Building hang in my home. Really lovely work.

Photograph of Linda Cromer in front of her prize winning watercolor painting

My next stop was to visit the booth of Linda Cromer, a wonderful watercolor painter, specializing in still-life. Linda and I met several years ago at an awards dinner - we were both receiving awards for our work and had a lively conversation that evening and have kept in touch ever since. Linda won first place for her watercolor. While I was visiting the booth she made a nice sale and several people stopped by to tell her how much they loved her work. Every artist needs to hear that and I was glad that Linda was getting some great feedback.

It's a wonderful thing to belong to a community of artists. To be able to talk about each other's work, support one another at shows and to enjoy the artistic visions of others involved with the creative process.

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