Thursday, June 11, 2015

Figurativas '15

Paper Wishes, oil on panel, 48" x 36"

As some of you may have heard on Facebook, I found out last week that my painting Paper Wishes has been accepted through the first round of the jury process of this year's Figurativas exhibition which is held annually at the Museu Europeu d'Art Modern (MEAM) in Barcelona, Spain.  This competition and exhibition are organized by the Fundacion de las Artes y los Artistas.  I am so excited and honored to have made it this far in the competition.  The next round of the jury process will be done in person, so I will have to ship my painting overseas to Barcelona.  A friend (and talented photographer), Lea Ciceraro has started a Go Fund Me page to raise money to help me afford to take full advantage of this awesome opportunity.  The cost of crating, insuring and shipping a work of this size to Europe seemed impossible for our family to take on.  With Lea's insistence and support this Go Fund Me page has already made this opportunity more of a reality for me.  But honestly, the best part has been getting all the supportive comments, emails, messages and shares.  Today, I realized just how many wonderful people are out there rooting for me.  It means the world to me that you see my work and that you care!  To those of you who have already donated or shared advice and support I can't THANK YOU enough.  I am so grateful for the outpouring support of my friends and peers.

UPDATE:  My painting Paper Wishes was acquired by MEAM and will remain in the permanent collection!  I am thrilled, and extremely honored.

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