Monthly Archives: February 2014

Enough about events—bring on the art!

I described my life to a coworker recently as “I come here, then I go to the 2nd job, and then I paint. Then I might sleep.”

That will be my pattern for the year. Could be worse.

Echoes in the Sand, MM, 20"x16". (c)Daryl-Ann Hurst, 2014

Echoes in the Sand, MM, 20″x16″. (c)Daryl-Ann Hurst, 2014

More January: “The Sky’s the Limit” opening

There’s more, and I am being limited to the amount of space I can take per blog. Hence, a collection of posts all about January! And, this is a quiet month.

A Slow Cool Waltz to Spring, photo-collage

A Slow Cool Waltz to Spring, photo-collage

This piece made its debut last year in Tamworth, and spent all summer and fall there. It faired better in Kittery and won’t be coming back to Rochester.

Pennies from Heaven, 2008, mixed media. People love the combination of real pennies and painted ones.

Pennies from Heaven, 2008, mixed media. People love the combination of real pennies and painted ones.

Pennies from Heaven made it out of the mothballs to make its first public appearance. This piece was completed in 2008, but has never been shown. I am making a point this year to show old work and reduce the prices to make more room for new work.

The reception was fairly well-attended by artists and art-lovers. The picture of Anne, Niles and Barbara was early in the evening.

Beletes was also shown-and was so fresh I was afraid the sides were still wet!!

Beletes was also shown-and was so fresh I was afraid the sides were still wet!!

 

Anne Vaughan and her significant other Niles, and Barbara at the opening.

Anne Vaughan and her significant other Niles, and Barbara at the opening.

 

 

January art (Part 2)

At the end of the afternoon at Dahlia, Kerri Morton, the proprietor and I decided that my work should continue to hang in her store through Valentine’s Day.

I left and followed Jean Coughlin back to her house to look at the studio space that she intends to share which comes complete with a flatbed relief printing press and other art making tools. To be continued…

The following day was the opening reception at Kittery Art Association.

What I call the "Terra Font" corner-it pretty well dominates it.

What I call the “Terra Font” corner-it pretty well dominates it.

 

More January art, art events, shows (Part 1)

Once upon a time, I thought that the art “season” in this part of the country began on Memorial Day week-end, and ran through Columbus Day. As the art community up here “unearths” itself, I am finding more and more opportunities to show throughout the year.

And, I am busy.

The year kicked off with finding out at the end of December, 2013, that I was accepted into the present show at the Gallery at 100 Market Street in Portsmouth.

Only three of these are mine: Star Showers, My Dreams Are Too Loud, Furious. The happy little tree above my head is not my worrk

Only three of these are mine: Star Showers, My Dreams Are Too Loud, Furious. The happy little tree above my head is not my work.

This show occupies 4 floors of a prestigious office building in downtown Portsmouth that hosts 4-5 juried group exhibits annually. I am one of 30 in this show, and I have a total of five pieces here. These three are on the 3rd floor, 2 are on the 1st. This show will hang until the 12th of April.

Last week-end was all art for me, and I painted very little-though I did-stay tuned for the next post!! I was part of a BAA pop-up event at Dahlia on Saturday, and “The Sky’s the Limit” show opening reception was on Sunday .

The Dahlia pop-up in North Berwick was staged in the a smaller room behind the larger store space. Kerry, the shop’s owner, fully intends on using the space we filled as more retail space but turned it over to us for the day. And, what fun we had hanging the show the Wednesday before as well as hanging out (and selling) on Saturday.

Beth Wittenberg and Bob Farrell during the arranging of the pop-up

Beth Wittenberg and Bob Farrell during the arranging of the pop-up

 

Bad Moon Rising, Lemon, Forest Floor (near door) a Dahlia

Bad Moon Rising, Lemon, Forest Floor (near door) at Dahlia