Saturday, August 20, 2011

Gettysburg Paintings Find a Happy Home by Mary Beth Brath

So many changes happening in in my career this month. Some doors closing and some doors opening. God's timing is so perfect.  What a joy to get a phone call yesterday that 2 more of my paintings sold.

Sold - View From Hauser's Estate Winery

Sold - View From Steven's Knoll - Gettysburg Battlefield Auto Tour - plein air

Tomorrow I will be plein air painting in Brooklyn along the waterfront just outside of BWAC.  If the weather does not cooperate, I have a plan to paint inside next to my art exhibit. Life is good.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Evening at Camp by Mary Beth Brath

Painted plein air in 2 evenings last month as the sun was dipping behind the mountain.  What a wonderful vacation.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Recently Sold Paintings in North Jersey by Mary Beth Brath

Sold - The Willow at Pheasant Field Inn Bed & Breakfast
20x24" Acrylic on Canvas

Last month a long time client and supporter of mine from Northern New Jersey bought 2 paintings from me while I was visiting.  Thanks C!

The other painting that sold was a smaller romantic french scene that may be used for a dust jacket on an upcoming novel she plans to publish. That image has not been released online.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

My Final First Friday with the 7 Lively Artists at Gallerie Thirteen by Mary Beth Brath

I have really enjoyed my time directing Gallerie Thirteen over the past 18 months.  The gallery will be consolidated back into the parent gallery named 2nd Floor Gallery at the end of August.  My time at Gallerie Thirteen has been filled with wonderful artists and patrons.

This Friday is our opening reception for a well known group of artists named "The 7 Lively Artists".

When I first moved to the South Central PA region in 2006, the "7" were being honored with a group show in Carlisle PA and a lovely book was published showing various works and great history about the group that has met for over 50 years to paint.  I stood in front of the paintings thinking how exciting it would be to meet some of these artists.  The group reminded me of the New Hope Pa Impressionists.

One opportunity led to another. Not only have I come to know a few of the members, I can call them my friends and have painted with them.  This week I am helping to hang a large featured show of the group's work at Gallerie Thirteen.

Friday night will be bitter sweet.  Personally, I am realizing how far I have come in my art career since moving to South Central PA in 2006.  Perhaps this month will be a milestone marker in my artistic journey.  Many exciting projects are waiting for my attention.

I wish the artists of Gallerie Thirteen and the 2nd Floor Gallery the best of success.  Dream Big and Work Like Crazy.

The 7 Lively Artists
Photo shows many of the members during a group exhibit held at the Mechanicsburg Arts Center.

See over 50 original paintings and meet the 7 Lively this Friday Evening at Gallerie Thirteen from 6 - 9pm.  Free and Open to the Public. Live Music and Refreshments.