Wednesday, February 24, 2010

37th Annual Yellow Springs Art Show

"Yellow Springs Collage" - Mixed Media Collage - 8x10

As some of you know, I've been feverishly trying to put together a body of work to exhibit in this year's art show at Historic Yellow Springs in Chester Springs, Pennsylvania. An artist must be juried into the show in order to exhibit and I was fortunate enough to be selected for the 2007 show. Once an artist is accepted, they can exhibit in the show each year as long as their work sells. The art show is a fund raiser for this organization and they cannot afford space for artists who don't sell; nothing personal. Here's the link to the Historic Yellow Springs website and their page about the art show.

It's a huge show featuring about 200 artists. I exhibited in 2007 and 2008, but had to give it a miss last year in 2009 because I was helping my husband recuperate from surgery in Virginia Beach and I had spent all of 2008 packing up our house in Maryland to prepare for the move to our house in Delaware and had not spent any time in the studio and had no inventory. I was fortunate that they let artists skip one year without having to be juried again... so if I want to remain as an active participant, I have to exhibit this year.

A participating artist must show a minimum of four hanging pieces but can exhibit as many as 12 hanging works and 20 bin pieces (either prints or originals) for a total of 32 pieces of art. I always try to exhibit the maximum (and my bin pieces are all originals) to make it worth my while to travel the distance to deliver and pick up for this show; it's 120 miles away.

So that's what I've been busy with lately and I'm almost ready!


Lorraine Z said...

Oh! I was disappointed to see you won't be at DFVA this year, but I have always wanted to go to Yellow Springs. I hope to get to see you there!

Kristeena Crabb said...

Thanks, Lorraine. I think the DFVA show at the Hagley is beautiful, but I now just live too far away to be an active member of the organization.

Eric Orchard said...

Wow! Your collages are wonderful! So full of life and beauty.

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