Thursday, April 7, 2011

Poor Richard's Art makes 2nd gallery for me!

For many years I've considered applying to be a member of Poor Richard's Art in Rogers, AR, because it seems like such a cool place with its eclectic selection of artists and fine arts and crafts. But something always delayed me. For instance, I missed a flight home from a Cancun vacation last year so I couldn't make the meeting with their Artist Selection Committee. But this year, I visited the shop again and I was particularly impressed and very eager in pursuing showing there. So I made another appointment and met with a the panel last Saturday of March. Thursday I received email from committee chairperson Erin Neal (innovative mosaic artist) that I was indeed accepted!!! YAY!

Do click the above image which will take you to a cool artist page fellow PRA (Poor Richard's Art) artist Dave Clark (very unique abstract artist) made for me on the PRA website.

I matted and framed my latest piece so it is one of the paintings I dropped off yesterday. A wonderful jewelry artist and my good friend Mary Stewart was kind enough to drive me. Then we stopped a few doors up to Iron Horse Coffee Co. for a little coffee clutching :)

Jan Ironside and Erika Nelson photo by Mary Stewart
Here you see a new colleague Jan Ironside, and wonderful impasto artist, helps me get started in the new gallery. There I am big, as life, in my bright orange cargo pants! HAHAHA I'm calling it artist license, that's my story and I'm sticking with it ;) But if one would pick a theme in this post, it would be orange lol Not intentional, but my random choices tend to follow a color theme OYE! May this new endeavor be a blessed one too!

9 comments:

  1. Congrats! The Poor Richard's page looks great and so does your art. Very nice looking gallery from what I could see.

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  2. Thanks Amanda for always keeping an eye on me! xox

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  3. Thanks Sherrykey I'm very proud to be an exhibitor at Poor Richard's Art!

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  4. Congrats, Erika!! Your artist page looks so COOL. I love this kitty painting.

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  5. Akiko-san thank you! It's a big compliment when you like my kitty painting because you are the master of feline painters! Thanks again!:)

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  6. Wow, congratulations for getting into another gallery - that's fantastic, Erika!

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Thank you for taking the time to comment ~Erika