I returned on Sunday from a long weekend in Dallas, Texas for the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies’ 38th Annual Exhibition. I went as the delegate from Oregon, and I was thrilled to represent our organization for such a prestigious show.

120 paintings are on display at the Irving Arts Center in Richardson, TX through July 7, 2013. The gallery is over 3800 square feet, with beautiful high ceilings and fantastic lighting. All of the paintings are framed in a beautiful light wood moulding, and hung perfectly. Juror Mark Mehaffey chose the awards, and I was thrilled to receive one for “Golden Hour.”

While we were there, we met to plan next year’s show, which will be in Scottsdale, AZ in April. The juror will be Cheng-Khee Chee, and he has announced that this will be his last juried show, and last workshop.

We also visited the Dallas Museum of Art and the Nasher Sculpture Garden right across the street. The weather was beautiful, and we had such nice hosts! We visited three artists’ homes, each more beautiful than the last. You really get a better feel for a city when you visit someone in their home. We enjoyed viewing their art collections, seeing their studios and consuming lots of delicious food & drink. I’ve had to hit the treadmill this week, for sure! I’m looking forward to a visit from my friend Ruth Ellen Hoag later this month, and trying to whip my place into shape to get ready for visitors!

I’m off to the garden! I hope you enjoyed my mini-album above. If you are a loyal reader of this blog, feel free to grab the ‘Art is Truth’ button from my sidebar and proudly display it on your own blog or website!

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