In ten days, we (husband, Ladybug, and I) will have been in Pensacola for a year!
My anniversary gift for you!
We really love living downtown in the historic district. And, I love my backyard studio, (almost as much as Ladybug does).
In many ways, it seems like we just arrived in town, but I have enjoyed the first year. I've participated in several exhibits including the 1060 Gallery Show, several shows at Artel Gallery, and First City Art Show sponsored by Pensacola Artists Inc.! I have been humbled to receive several awards in my participation too. :)
Most importantly, I have been an active participant in Plein Air Painters of Pensacola. Every Friday we meet to paint for a few hours. Breakfast or lunch usually precedes or follows the outing. I've made friendships and learned about many art opportunities through this wonderful group. And, my plein air work is slowly improving.
Through these connections, I was nominated in membership in Art Study Club. It was formed in 1957. I'm looking forward to the upcoming lectures and demonstrations.
I was also encouraged to apply to join Quayside Gallery downtown (less than a block east of Palafox at 17 E. Zaragoza St.) and was accepted! I hung my work there back in June. I hope you will come by and see my artwork on all three floors, especially upstairs in space H-5. I usually work once a week and will happily show you around.
There are so many additional connections to be made, but I call the first year a success!