Welcome.by Karla Matista on 05/08/10
Hello and Welcome! This is a new challenge for me, so thanks for your patience in advance. My understanding of "blogging" is limited, but my love of art and conversation should provide lots of inspiration. Those of you who know me are giggling about the conversation remark and I can hear you :)
Let's start with studio news! One of the reasons I paint is my appreciation for the beauty that God has created around us. Spending an hour watching the colors change in a pink and lavender sunset is on of my favorite Friday night activities. It has always been a goal of mine to produce lovely images that bless and inspire, and are also affordable. Everyone should be able to own a painting that makes them smile everyday, in their own home and so I paint. Let me know what you think of my work (please be gentle); feel free to ask questions; and if there is something special you are looking for, just give me a call.
What's happening?: I am so very excited about this years upcoming shows & events!
16th Annual ARTIST'S GARAGE SALE, June 5th 9-3 at the Schack Art Center, 2921 Hoyt Ave., Everett WA 98203
Time to clean house! I've just recieved my set-up letter and there will be almost 100 artists at the Schack center selling: paintings, watercolors, jewelry, sculpture, glass, pottery, . . . . . This is where I do my holiday gift shopping, and get the studio ready for the summer season. I have a large supply of wonderful prints, framed and matted pieces, and a few canvases that will be marked way down. They are all great, just have too many new things, and I need the space.
Mukilteo Waterfront Art Festival - July 17th, 11am-7pm
at Lighthouse park along the waterfront, Mukilteo WA 98275
I have been busy painting through the winter and spring, and have several new paintings that I just love. "My Mukilteo" was chosen for the poster image for this festival coming up in July. I have been wanting to paint our waterfront for several years, and this was just a great opportunity for me. The festival is sponsored by the Mukilteo Arts Guild, so it's all about the art and is a quality event. It's a great family festival with free activities for the kids, (last year they had watercolor painting and cool prizes) lots of yummy food, and some of the northwest's best artists. Take a minute to stop by to say hello, I believe my booth number will be #22.
Thanks for taking a look at the blog :)
I also have several local solo artist shows coming up, which I will update on the site. The biggest event for me this year is the TACOMA HOLIDAY GIFT FESTIVAL in the Tacoma Dome. Did you hear the echo? It's five days long, Oct. 20th through the 24th, and is open from 10am till 8pm, every day:) They will have over 1200 booths filled with art and gifts. This is going to be HUGE!!!!! Hope to see you there.