Posted by: marymccarty | June 21, 2011

Summer Shows

Along with sunny summer days, the outdoor art shows hit their peak. There are so many it is hard to choose what ones to attend. I will be showing in just two this summer and then getting new work ready for several Galleries.

I am really looking forward to the Tualatin Art Splash. Every year they put on a great show, lots of variety and always good quality. The show is held at the Tualatin Commons, 8325 SW Nyberg St Tualatin. Friday, July 22: 12:00pm, Saturday July 23: 10:00am -9:00 pm and Sunday July 24: 10:00-4:00pm. It is a great location. in the heart of town, a large man-made lake and lots of benches to sit and enjoy. I don’t want to forget all the wonderful food available. I hope to see all of you there. Please stop by and say Hi.

I will show at the Oregon Street Fair on July 30th. Main Street is closed and fine arts and crafts are set up in the middle of the street. Fun things to do with the kids and good food. See you there.

Will set up a date for our outdoor drawing class soon. Will send out a notice to all my past students. Have a wonderful summer. Mary

Posted by: marymccarty | March 29, 2011

New things are happening

Since the excitement of the Celebration of Creativity show I thought I would have a break where I could get in some uninterrupted time for drawing.  So far that hasn’t happened. I will be in the April show at the Doll Gardner Gallery.  This gallery is located at the West Hills Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 8470 SW Oleson Rd.,Portland, Or 97223.  If you would like to visit this lovely 5 acres, it is best to call for their hours @ 503-246-3351.  I will have work there for the month of April.

I have also been asked to show my work at the Sandy visitor Center Gallery.  They have a very nice gallery showing work of some fine local artists.  I will have cards and some prints there, starting in April.  We are working for a special show ,later this summer, when I will have new work to display.  I will keep you posted with the date and soon as it is final.

I am considering holding a class this summer when we can draw outdoors .  We will use the techniques previously taught in my last class but will have the chance to observe and draw from nature.  Let me know if this sounds like something you would want to attend

Posted by: marymccarty | March 12, 2011

Busy Month

The Celebration of Creativity Show is now over and it was a beautiful show as always. I hope you were able to attend and enjoy the art of so many wonderful artists. It was a great show for me as I sold, Blackberry Seasons, Oregon Strawberry and Nasturiums. I also sold out of cards. WOW I was really pleased! I had better get busy and start some new projects. I have a long list and can hardly wait to get started. If anyone has any ideas on what you would like to see, just add comments on this blog. 

I have been asked to show my work at the gallery attached to the Sandy Visitor Center. I will have a few of my older works there for now and then in August will be having a show with a gentleman who turns beautiful wood items. I will have all new work to show you by then. As I get more informaion I will post the dates and time.

I am taking some time off from teaching so I can devote time to new drawings but I have been asked to teach again at the Quilting Delight Quilt Shop. The shop has wonderful light, comfortable class rooms and great people who work there. Will post the date as soon as I have one. Mary