Saturday, December 03, 2005

$400+ frame for my painting.


I haven't put in work for a juried show since June, and got to do that today. I got juried in, again. :) I guess that is a great record as have gotten into all shows that I've submitted to so far for AAC. Only one entry this time.
Cost me a fortune to frame this, but it needed to be framed, or I was scared it would get destroyed.
"Venetian Glass Blowers" - from my visit there (Venice) in the mid-1970s.
At largest it is 40".


Meantime I have just passed my 100th ACEO/ATC - Art Trading Card (2.5x3.5" - nearly every one of them has sold. Search on ebay for ACEO - discover this wonderful world of collectible art!

~Jillian

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

ACEOs - Art Cards, Editions and Originals.

I am starting to promote ACEOs - art trading cards (always 2.5x3.5") in a BIG way - most of this is on ebay - see the link from my website, but also through an artist's registry, with more to come! Join in this exciting new world of the most collectible art ever! If you want to know more - email me. If you're and artist - link on the artist registry site - http://www.usaartistsregistry.com
~Jillian

Pastel Painting on a Magazine cover!


I made the cover of a print magazine for July 2005 -it's a pastel of a rodeo - Lone Indian Chief - Will.


~Jillian

Saturday, June 04, 2005

Two more artworks juried in to AAC Grandview Exhibition.

Two more artworks juried in to the latest monthly show at Atlanta Artists Center Gallery!
Wouldn't you know it? The one I got framed especially didn't get in! One that was previously rejected got in, also a 2ndry print of my aquatint got in.
I won't get in next month, as it's restricted to new members only.
Anyway, I'm thrilled. Quite and honour.
Also last night was the first art evening for the first Friday in the month in conjunction with Basil's Restaurant - I also got juried into that :)
Needlessly I'm well pleased.
Regards,
Jillian

Thursday, May 19, 2005

Newspaper review includes MY art - Quinlan Art Center, Gainesville.


Well, the Traveling show from February is now in Gainesville, north of Atlanta.
The Quinlan is a fabulous venue, and the reception last week was a treat.
We also had a great showing in Dawsonville and Carrollton.
Today I received the review in the Gainesville newspaper. As the director for it I was so proud to get a terrific write-up. But one remark re MY artwork caught me by surprise.
Jillian Crider's "Dawn Beach Trotters" is another example of astonishing technique."
NO! I didn't write it myself or pay for it *grin*.
So proud of the whole show. Here's the review. I have no idea how long this link will be 'good'.
http://www.gainesvilletimes.com/news/stories/20050519/getout/104942.shtml

This is a fairly large watercolor - probably about 20x15" or so?

Regards,
Jillian

Monday, May 09, 2005

This month's art happenings.

This month's 'salon' will be on sketching and painting from models, still lifes, and plein air.
The traveling show has reached its last venue - The Quinlan Arts Center in Gainesville. It opens on the 12th with an art reception, and goes until end July.
A wonderful and impressive venue. I am glad my work was juried into the show so that it can hang there. Of course I'm glad to hang my art at the other venues too, and would be sad if I missed out!
Have some art competitions coming up. I guess I need to get my mind on some competition quality artworks!
I have become active in making ACEOs on ebay - these are Art Trading Cards - just 2.5x3.5" at great prices. If you want good art for great prices, go look. Search on ebay on Crider, or link from my site.
Fun!
Regards,
Jillian

"Daybreak" horse at dawn on beach - watercolor painting


Yet again had an artwork juried into the monthly show at Buckhead. This is 6 months in a row that I've had work in.
I always find it interesting that work that gets rejected one show, gets accepted the next, as was in this case.
It was a watercolor of a horse on a beach at daybreak - a smaller version of a large one done previously. I named it 'Daybreak'.
Regards,
Jillian

Monday, April 11, 2005

April '05 update.

April 05 Update: Well, think this is the 5th month in a row that I have had work in the gallery. This time it was juried. 280 paintings and only 66 got in. "Xanadu", my boat painting done a few months ago (see blog post) received that honour. This month's 'Salon' will be on art marketing and shows.
I'll post pictures soon.
Hello to whoever ... :)
Regards,
Jillian

Small Format Art sale. AAC monthly artist's 'Salon'.


March Update: The gallery had no formal juried exhibition this month, but had a really fun event with unframed art on sale. I couldn't help but purchase some of the works at 'bargain' prices. I exhibited 2 artworks - pastels: one nude, one plein air.
March also marked my second monthly 'Salon' session. The first, in February was on prints, this one was on 'miniature and small format art'. This was one of the first times I have shown my miniature art gallery (roombox) to other artists.
I also attended an etching/aquatint workshop one weekend. As hard as I worked and as messy as I got. Ink all over me! It is not something I think I would make a career of!
I was quite pleased with the initial prints I got, but not so much with the others.
I'll post them here when I get a chance.
Regards,
Jillian

UPDATE:
30th October 2011
"The Model" 5x7" etching/aquatint is shown above one of quite a few I did.

Traveling Art Show - painting accepted.

February 05 update: This is the 'BIG' show. The annual traveling show (I'm the organiser of it). I did a painting the week before to make sure I had a new piece to submit. Of the 3 I submitted the new one DID get in. I'll post it here later. It's a watercolor. I'm really glad to get something in - the show goes from Buckhead to Dawsonville, Carrollton, then to the Quinlan Arts Center in Gainesville. So I'm really proud to have my work included. I went yesterday to take photos of the current display at Carrollton, and the ladies there loved my art they said. *grin*

I also got a 'reject' of the Venetian Glass Blowers from the National show. I'm not quite sure what I will do with this work now. I will submit it elsewhere, though.
Regards,

Jillian

Still busy ...

Catching up ... I guess I have just been SO busy. January I submitted 3 works for the monthly Buckhead exhibition and got one accepted, making my second in a row. It was 'Perfection in Pink'. My tiny 6x6" pink rose I painted a few months back, and showed here, on my blog.

I only submitted it at the last moment, and didn't expect it to get in - mainly because of being 'small format'. This is a favourite of mine, so guess in that way I'm not surprised.
Regards,
Jillian

Sunday, January 02, 2005

Happy New Year. Nomination for an award & m

Happy New Year to all.
I've decided this will be my year of entering art competitions. I also have some other plans. I joined the Miniature Art Society of Florida, and so, in conjunction with that I've put up a page to buy some of my miniature art direct from my site (courtesy of PayPal).
I've just recently found out that the book I did a cover for "Seven Words for Sand" is up for an award (Eppie), more should be known within the month. See previous post.
As a prize-winner for a previous exhibition associated with Atlanta Artists Center I have just found out I have the honor of being eligible for their exhibition in Buckhead this month, with submissions due next weekend, so I will take that opportunity as it is so limited.
Regards,
Jillian