It is springtime in Victoria, which means all the summer/fall exhibitions are sending out their calls to artists for submissions. Andrew and I are taking a year off from participating in the AGGV Moss St. Paint-in. I’m not entirely comfortable with that much social interaction (read: introvert) and the date of it lands just before we go on vacation so we will have our hands full. However, we will be submitting to the Sooke Fine Arts Show again this year and we’re considering submissions to the Sidney Fine Art Show and the Salt Spring National Art Prize show.

Additionally, this year I am sending this piece to the AGGV Art Rentals and Sales. It is interesting to think of a piece being rented out and going to new locations. I’d like to strap a camera to it to see where it ends up!

Along the low sundown, 12″ x 36″, Oil on board

The rental program only accepts larger pieces (minimum 30″), so I’ll have to work on a few more biggies. I’ve also submitted 3 pieces to the AGGV Summer Small Works Show and Sale which I would love to participate in.

All of these submissions and events add up to time spent getting the work out there versus creating it. Our summer vacation will be spent almost entirely en plein air, so I hope to make some progress on the quality of my on location painting skills.

Summertime, when the livin’ is easy.

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