Dawn put in a couple of her artwork into the Beaufort Show and one painting came second in the abstract section.
It was only a small exhibition of the local artists. Some of the art were quite good.
Upcoming exhibition is at Gallery on Sturt sometime in Feb 2010.
Wow what happened to the time, 2010 is only around the corner.
Dawn has been busy this year, teaching art classes and individual tutoring. Dawn has also put her art in another website, wonderart.com.au and a german art website too.
Dawn's present webpage comes up in Google first page for the search engine, when you search for original abstract art for sale in Australia. We are quite happy to see this as I have spend a lot of time doing the behind the scenes keywords and webpage, and a lot of money learning about this.
We have found a wonderful art website to sell our art in addition to our usual website. This is an Australian website. Hopefully this will spread our online presence. Some artists think that advertisement and online websites are not good, or doesn't really do anything much. However, we think that websites are a good thing to have, because they are readily accessed online, and is one more avenue to make known our presence.
Dawn donated a couple of her paintings to the Art of Giving charity art exhibition. The money raised will be given to Mind, a mental Health service provider which has supported people recover from mental illness and rebuild their lives. All the money will go towards developing Mind's Ambassadors of Hope program which will raise awareness of mental health and allow people to communicate about mental illness.
Last night we went to the Hybrid exhibition. It was so very enjoyable, the host was great. And we listen to Damon's talk. He had a lot of fun using his Travel Award last year. This years sculpture was very impressive especially the bottle tree. There were 61 artists' exhibiting.
Today we went to Pipers by the Lake to see 3 pieces of Dawn's painting that Emma from Arthur Gallery has negotiated with Pipers, to hang the paintings. We are grateful to Emma for helping Dawn to exhibit her paintings at a new venue in Ballarat, and Jen the manager at Pipers choosing Dawn's paintings.
Tonight we went to the new location of Arthur Gallery for the opening night of the exhibition by Kat Barrand - 'Concrete Umbrellas'. The drawings were quite good and interesting. The venue was not large, but big enough for one exhibitor, there was quite a bit of wall spaces.
Cliff and Carolyn were there too. Doug, Ann and Loris were there too, Kat is doing her honours year with them I think.
DROUGHT- Creative Cross Cultural Collaborations. Curated by Lella Cariddi
Tonight we went to the drought exhibition and seminar. Dawn met Bruno Leti, a visual artist & writer, whose work is inspired by the poetry of John Shaw Neilson, and in turn, some one commented that Dawn's work was in a similar vein as Bruno, and finally Dawn met him. Bruno talked about his long collaborative engagement over the years with poets, Chris Wallace Crabbe, Alan Loney and Peter Steele and others.
Dawn graduated with a BA (Visual Arts) (Honours) this afternoon at the Historic venue - Her Majesty's Theatre in Ballarat.
It was a wonderful event and they had a march around the City Council Buildings. The weather was good, just a little cooler.
She was thinking about doing a Masters off-campus, she did not get into the Masters this year because they were making everyone do a research project. Not a fair thing for artists, she only got credit for her thesis, but had High Distinction for her paintings. The off-campus at Monash University offers a course work Masters, which would suit Dawn better.
We met a couple who were doing up a gallery in Geelong and things lead to things, and we ended up with Dawn putting her paintings on their online gallery. We were thrilled to see that they have chosen one of Dawn's paintings to put on their homepage as seen here. www.exexart.com
This month, Dawn has put on an exhibition at Arthur Gallery. All the paintings are oil on canvas with sizes 1.5 m x 1.0 m or the reverse. These paintings were done last year as shown on older posts on this blog.
This one has been sold to a doctor for his clinic. The doctor's wife bought it and was very lucky to get this piece. Some one had already wanted it and her husband did not like it. Another collector wanted it but thought it was sold.
Dawn is having all her 2008 paintings at Arthur Gallery in Ballarat. Then she is having another show with the Melbourne Art Show 2009. Hopefully, she might not have soldout, and leaving no paintings for the Melbourne Show.
This lot of paintings was shown at her Honours year at University of Ballarat last year. She had received rave reviews of her paintings and awarded a High Distinction for her paintings. This sold piece was shown at the Uni's Post Office Gallery with another one, the Blue coloured paintings and was the first one to sell.