If you're within driving distance of Cincinnati, Ohio, make time this next week to stop at Sharon Woods Visitor Center in Sharon Woods Park on Lebanon Rd, just off I-275. The art show, IMAGINE THAT! in their gallery is exceptional and features recent works by the artists from my four classes. My husband and I were there yesterday, and Bob said that the quality of this particular show was very upbeat and professional, a must-see show!

In my opinion, the diversity of both technique and subject matter is only surpassed by the passion and energy in the paintings. The expertise of these artists, working mostly in watercolor, is incredible, as you will see.

Take a good look, too, at the panels of one of a kind Artist Trading Cards. On display are 45 small trading cards, each the size of a baseball card and individually hand painted by a different artist from class.

Paintings are for sale, unless marked NFS, (not for sale - meaning that the artist just can't part with it yet - and may never want to part with them either:-) Browsing the gallery, you'll discover exquisite watercolor batiks, dynamic YUPO paintings, dramatic abstracts, colorful landscapes, intriguing cityscapes, intimate still lifes, sensitive portraits, and delicate florals. Every painting is an original, conceived and created by that artist.

Show hours are 10 to 5 daily. Our MEET THE ARTISTS RECEPTION is Sunday, October 11 from 1 to 4, and we'll be closing the show at 4 pm that day. Looking forward to seeing you there.


Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Sorry to say I've been away from my friend the computer and the art blog world due to visit to London to see the Turner exhibition at Tate Britain with Sandra and then having my brother and sister in law staying with us for a week. Today managing a quick look round all my favourites - you're at the top of the list - and have I enjoyed seeing all this fabulous work since my last visit. The children's portrait workshop sounds wonderful.

Ginny Stiles said...

Truth be it, I WILL be in Cincinnati soon but not in time for this show. Too bad. We'll be there Monday night and Tues morning Oct 12/13 on our way to WV to hopefully paint in the mountains! And visit old friends in Lewisburg. I am trying to figure out a way to meet for breakfast with blog buddy Deb Ward before we head out Tuesday! Small word stuff!!

Sandy Maudlin said...

Joan, Goo dto hear from youand see your blog posted. Glad all is well.

Ginny, You'll enjoy Deb. She was one of the artists in the 1st class I taught here in Cincinnati, staying in my class for many years. Have a good trip to beautiful WV. Are you doing Marilyn's workshop?