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...and other adventures in art

Excited!  I was juried into the 50-50 show at the Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA.

The artists selected by the juror, Marian Parmenter of the SFMoMA Artist’s Gallery, are to do 50 pieces in 50 days, and at the end of the 50 days the pieces will be hung at the art center for a one-month show.  Each artist hangs a grid of 7 pieces x 7 pieces, unframed, plus one on the side, which may be framed.

Day 1 is Monday, May 17th. The show will be up from July 30th to August 29th. There will be a ticketed preview on Thursday, July 29th, and an opening on Friday, July 30th.

I submitted under encaustic with the theme of ‘still birds’. As I do my 50 pieces, I’ll be showing my process and the completed pieces on this blog. Although the official first day is still a few days away, I’m already starting to prep my panels.

Barbara Downs photos to be used for The Daily Bird mixed-media encaustic series

I start with an archivally-printed photograph that I glue onto a wood panel. I then encaustic over the photo. So here are my photos, all printed and awaiting panels.