I did not make the final cut for the national exhibition but I made the finalists list and the jurors comments were very telling. I actually felt the same way about his comments as he did about my work which is interesting and very honest. Anyway just sharing the ups and downs, pluses and minuses of being an artist.
Christine will have all the birds that she has left in her birds series in her group exhibition at Howard Young Art Gallery from May 13-June 19. Exhibit reception will be May 17, 5-7. There will be a raffle with several prints from Christine’s Bird Series as raffle prizes.
“The Beat Goes On” was accepted into the Texas Watercolor Societies 70th National Juried Exhibition. The judge was Carol Carter. Carol is an internationally renowned American artist whose work has been exhibited in six countries and published worldwide. The US Embassy sponsored a solo exhibition of her work at the Teatro del Centro de Arte, Guayaquil, Ecuador in 2003.
Art is always such a personal choice. As a designer you would like to see if the art fits in the space and room you are designing. As a collector you want to know that the piece you like not only fits and looks good in the space but also that you are purchasing a unique, original from a nationally known, published contemporary artist. You both want art that intensifies your living space from ho hum same old same old to; “Isn’t this an amazing piece of art I found? Don’t you just love it?”
Christine Alfery creates unique, one-of-a-kind, original, contemporary art that you won’t see over your neighbors sofa.
Recently I have been placing an umbrella in my work. Usually with raindrops and in the piece I am posting here with a rainbow. This piece with the red umbrella has a rainbow off the side. The umbrella represents the power within you that protects and shelters you and your heart and your soul. It is always with you. The rainbow represents a glass half full, always looking forward not back.