Have you checked out your local art gallery?

Colorful_ButterfliesIf you are looking for something fun to do in your local area, check out your local artist gallery. Attend one of the receptions and meet talented artists right in your own area.

These galleries rely on their community to help support their endeavors. Consider joining your local gallery and help support your fellow artists. Even if you don’t want to exhibit your art in the gallery, there are plenty of other ways you can participate in the group.

Many local art associations also bring in professional speakers to teach or demonstrate during their meetings. It is a way to get out of your studio and meet someone else that you automatically have something in common with, and even find a little inspiration.

My area has several small galleries, and I have been to several of the openings at different galleries. I look forward to checking out more of them in the upcoming months.

Shopping Spree!

DickBlick2Earlier this week I went on a fun shopping spree at Dick Blick, where I picked up some more art supplies. My winnings included a new cover for my drawing table, watercolor paints, brush, watercolor paper and a new sketch book. Now is a good time to clean off my messy desk, clean out my paint trays and put that brand new cover on my drawing table!