Guest Artist: Jacques Barriac

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Two Ducks in the Lotus Patch by Jacques Barriac

My friend Jacques Barriac has three paintings that were accepted into the Sunbowl Exhibition that will have its opening this Wednesday, November 9th, from 5:30-8.  Congrats Jacques!!

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Bearded Iris by Jacques Barriac

I believe Bearded Iris is my favorite. aren’t the color blendings beautiful?

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Fleur de Tournesol by Jacques Barriac

I am embarrassed to admit that the deadline for this show completely passed me by!  but I will hopefully remember to submit entries for it next year.  Here’s the complete info on the show.   Bonne Chance Jacques!!

SUN BOWL RECEPTION 2016
WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 9th
5:30 to 8:00 pm.

      Each year, the International Museum of Art sponsors the Sun Bowl Art Exhibit, a juried competition featuring the top artists from all over the country. The exhibit is held in conjunction with the Sun Bowl  festivities, and typically runs from November to December. Since the International Museum of Art is along the Sun Bowl parade route and houses the Sun Bowl sponsor parade viewing party, this exhibit provides an opportunity for all involved in the Sun Bowl festivities to see this yearly show. There is free general admission while the Sun Bowl Art Exhibit is on display, the public is welcome to come and view. All items on display in the exhibit are available for purchase. Appetizers and refreshments will be served. Please join us for an exciting event.  

Local Arts scene: Jacques Barriac and Plein Air Painters

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The Lotus, The Bird and the Butterfly” watercolor by Jacques Barriac.

I will start by honoring my friend Jacques Barriac who painted this award winning painting:  “The Lotus, the Bird and the Butterfly” in watercolor.  It won 2nd place at the Art of Flowers show going on through May at the El Paso International Museum of Art.  If you get the El Paso Times, look in yesterday’s art section or see here.

Also, the first page of that section is all about the Plein Air Painters show opening this coming Saturday, May 14th from 5-7 at the Sunland Art Gallery at the Placita Fe shops on Doniphan. The full page spread in the newspaper included paintings by Candy Mayer, Dorian Clouser, Krystyna Robbins and Judy Crumley.

I will have four paintings in that show, all painted outdoors, or in plein air.  Those of you that follow my blog will see that I made some changes to the last one with the mountain view.   If you click on the photo you will see a larger view of the painting.

From left to right they are:  Walk with Me, White Geranium, Spring Morning, and Balcony View.

I hope you can stop by and see the show and enjoy some wine and cheese with us this Saturday night.  Thanks for stopping by.  I enjoy hearing from you!