acrylic on canvas, 20"x24"
I've just finished this Everglades painting in preparation for an exhibition titled "DNA" to be held by the National Association of Women Artists at Fairleigh Dickinson University later this year.
I had in mind a chance social discussion where my husband and another man got talking about their Italian ancestors. Seems like their ancestors had both come from the same small hill town in Italy, and their great-grandmothers both had the same last name. Do you think they're related?
NAWA is one of the few professional artist organizations I belong to, and have found it most rewarding. I'm a member of the Florida NAWA, too.
Because the unique nature of the landscape I portray makes my work of mostly regional interest, I wanted a broader audience/judgement for my work. When I felt I was ready I applied and was accepted into this distinguished group.
You can join as an associate or a junior member at any time, but to be a full artist member you need to be juried in. Download the application here. Deadline for application is September 15. Perhaps it's too late for this year, but will be another opportunity March 15, 2011.