July 22, 2016

It is easy to think of creating art as just a collection of paints, brushes, papers, pencils, workshops, etc.  It is all of those things, but, one thing I didn't really think about when I started this long road of becoming an artist was how my pursuit of making art wou...

June 16, 2016

I have often been called an idea person.  I get inspired by sometimes the smallest thing and say "hey, wouldn't it be great if..."  Those around me say "cool," I reply, "it will be easy."  Well, it is rarely as easy as I think in that first blush of excitement, but the...

May 11, 2016

Kanuga Watermedia Workshops in Hendersonville, NC, are often talked about with reverence; for good reason. I spent a week there in April and am already signed up to go back again next year.  My art friend, Danie Janov, asked me to come with her this year.  She has miss...

February 28, 2016

This four-day workshop was such a big success! Thirteen artists from as far away as Smith Mountain Lake gathered at the Hahn Horticulture Garden Pavilion Feb 19-22 to learn all we could from well-known Blacksburg artist Jesi Pace-Berkeley.  The level of her artistic sk...

February 8, 2016

Our goal for our indoor plein air day was just to have a way for us to paint together and have a unique point of view over the town of Christiansburg.  We had no idea what a fun time it would be thanks to the efforts of Ruth Lefko, Judy Crowgey, Jean Gallloway and the...

January 5, 2016

 

This year's BRAA Holiday Market at the Community Arts Information Office may well have been the very best ever.  Twenty artists registered to participate and 17 made the final show.  It was such fun to set up and even more fun to be there for opening night on December...

September 29, 2015

 

Our hotel in Boothbay Harbor was a short walk down the road and across a long footbridge.  In the middle of the bridge was a charming wooden structure which we passed several times before investigating closely.  This small 1902 Bridge House turned out to be part art s...

September 21, 2015

Many of you have asked me about the art trip to Maine this month so i will do a few posts to give you a feel for what it was like to be so far east in the northern US.  In a word--special!  Several BRAA members were along on this trip and we met new artists from Virgin...

September 2, 2015

 

"Simply Elemental" is simply wonderful!  If you haven't seen the 24 art installations in the Hahn Horticultural Garden, you may miss one of the most special art events in Blacksburg.  For the first time ever, local artists were invited to install personal works of art...

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