Two entries to appear in 2018 UKCPS Open Exhibition at Stratford-upon-Avon in May

Two entries in 2018 UKCPS Open Exhibition at Stratford-upon-Avon

Dear Art Blog Friends

I am highly delighted to report that I received an email this morning from Barbara Murray, Chair of the United Kingdom Coloured Pencil Society. She has confirmed that two of my drawings have been selected for the Society’s Open International Exhibition in May.

Great news to end the day when Storm Emma arrived in West Yorkshire. Take care everyone. I’ll save the images until the exhibition opens to keep you all in suspense!

Best Wishes

JAM

Menier exhibit is no oil painting!

ART ARCHIVES

Good Morning Blogsters

I’m giving Girl with a Jack Wills bag a final show until the end of May, then hopefully the original can be sold once the art website is up and running.

Thank you, Natalie Ann Maguire for posing as my “live” model.

Girl with a Jack Wills bag makes it all the way to Menier Gallery in London for UKCPS Open International Art Exhibition 2015

Girl with a Jack Wills bag makes it all the way to Menier Gallery in London for UKCPS Open International Art Exhibition in May 2015

Valletta in the Shade

Valletta in the shade

Dear Art Blog Friends

Valletta in the Shade

The waiting is finally over. PAS have announced the Awards for the IPAS 2017 Online Juried Exhibition. Congratulations to Susie Tenzer, fellow UKCPS member France Bauduin, Tanja Gant, Michael Lattanzio, Chantal Marcotte and Gayla Salvati for being this year’s prizewinning artists.

I am in the company of some great fine pencil artists and very proud to have my image, Valletta in the Shade as an online exhibit.

Best Wishes

JAM

IPAS 2017

Dear Art Blog Friends

I’m doing a merry dance this afternoon as I have just received an email from the Secretary of the Pencil Art Society in Canada with an important link announcement.

I am thrilled to confirm that my entry into the third IPAS 2017 Online Member Juried Exhibition has been accepted. Out of 117 entries submitted, 60 international pencil artists have made it through and I am among ONLY 3 artists from the UK.

Congratulations to all those who have been successful, including France Bauduin and Susan Poole, fellow UKCPS coloured pencil artists.

Wish me luck now for the awards which will be announced online 1 October 2016 on the PAS website!

IPAS 2017: PAS ONLINE MEMBER JURIED EXHIBITION – ACCEPTED ARTISTS

Best Wishes

JAM

Hidden CP Treasures 2017

Dear Art Blog Friends

Fierce competition and a record 837 entries this year

Image embargoed until publication, I’m proud to announce that one of my CP pieces will appear in the US magazine style publication, Hidden Treasures Volume 4, soon to be released by Ann Kullberg, author, artist and global CP ambassador. I’m thrilled to bits.

Best Wishes

JAM

Shortlisted for the prestigious Hahnemühle 2018 Calendar Painting Contest themed Maritime World

Gone Crabbin’

Dear Art Blog Friends

Shortlisting for the prestigious Hahnemühle 2018 Calendar Painting Contest themed Maritime World

We have been in such a whirlwind of activity these past five days since my husband Michael’s aunt and cousins visited us from Australia. Michael doesn’t recall his aunt Sheila, apart from seeing the family photos over the years, as she and Uncle Bill emigrated with his cousins when he was only 2, however, he did get to see his cousin Jean over 32 years ago. Since Wednesday, the family, Michael’s aunt Shelia, his cousins Jean and Michelle and her daughter Sarah have spent 4 nights in Bradford. It has been a hectic schedule so far for the holidaying family which has included lots of walks locally to their birthplace, a day out in Blackpool and a traditional family get-togather over pizza with lots of old pics and reminiscing. They’re now enjoying 7 days in London, followed by 3 nights in Venice before the long haul flight of over 19 hours back home via Dubai.

In all the excitement of these few days, something quite remarkable has happened. A fellow CP artist, Judith Crown has been in touch relating to the Hahnemuhle 2018 Calendar. Apparently my image, Gone Crabbin’ has reached the shortlist of 36 artists and the final 12 will be announced in October. Thanks Judith for contacting us as we had submitted the entry several months ago and totally forgotten to check the Hahnemuhle website announcement.

To get a flavour of those shortlisted, please click this link here which will take you to the Facebook video. I feel so proud of this achievement because statistically it is a milestone for the coloured pencil medium and personally my work has been selected from more than 1700 images submitted by over 750 artists from 36 countries. I’m over the moon!

Have a good Tuesday.

Best Wishes

JAM

 

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