Visiting The Mansion At Strathmore

On Nov. 19 I had the opportunity to attend the opening reception for two art shows — both at The Mansion at Strathmore in North Bethesda, Md.The first show, Large Scale: Miniature Artists Go Big, is on the main floor of the Mansion. The 84th International Exhibition of Fine Art in Miniature is located on the second floor. What impressive shows — both of them!

I have four 3D paper sculpture pieces, including Hanging Out At the Beach, Paper Shells, In the Jungle and Mr. Rooster, that are part of the large scale exhibition. In the miniature show, I have one small rabbit named Hopscotch on display. Hopscotch is so small he fits under a glass dome and wooden base measures 3.25” high by 2.75”.

The oldest miniature art society in the United States, Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers Society of Washington, D.C., has their annual show at the Mansion at Strathmore. This year, miniature artists were invited to also display their larger pieces during the same time frame. So this was a real treat to be able to see so many of the miniature artists also showing their large-scale pieces. What an exciting contrast!

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Ruffled Feathers Wins 2nd Place!

Today, I attended the artist reception for the 30th Annual National North American Miniature Art Exhibit at the Art Gallery of Fells Point in Baltimore Maryland.

I was surprised to see that my two entries, Birdwing Butterfly and my pink flamingo, titled, “Ruffled Feathers”, were both on display in the front window of the gallery. I was really thrilled to find out that “Ruffled Feathers” won 2nd place in the Mixed Media category! My first award for one of my watercolor paper sculpture illustrations!

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