Art Exhibition: Brushstrokes 2019 Comes to Cambria

If you missed it last fall in San Luis Obispo, you have another chance in Cambria…

For this exhibition, I’ll be featuring a series of four Cuba-inspired paintings:  

  1. “Portrait of a Cuban Woman” (22″ x 18″, watercolor on paper)
  2. “Young Boy in Blue Sweater” (9″ x 12″, watercolor on paper)
  3. “Papa (Hemingway)” (8″ x 24″, acrylic on canvas)
  4. “The Old Woman and the Sea” (8″ x 24″, acrylic on canvas)

The Opening Reception is on Saturday, January 11, 2020 (4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.) at the Cambria Center for the Arts Gallery See you there!

Exhibition date: January 9 – 19, 2020
Where: Cambria Center for the Arts Gallery (1350 Main St, Cambria, CA 93428) 

This event is free to the public.

Photo by Raychan on Unsplash

Art Exhibition: MBAA Annual Juried Exhibit – 2019

Join me for a national art event!

MBAA juried event is a collective of exceptional paintings spanning the United States. Many of the artists are internationally acclaimed. In addition, MBAA will feature the three dimensional art of Guyla Amyx. My selected painting is titled “Kitchen Waltz,” (22″ x 18″, mixed media).

Opening Reception and Award Ceremony is on Sunday, September 22, 2019 (2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.) at the Art Center Morro Bay. See you there!

Exhibition date: September 19—October 29, 2019
Where: Art Center Morro Bay (835 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA  93442)
Juror: Dennis Curry

This event is free to the public.

Photo by Deanna J on Unsplash

Art Exhibition: Brushstrokes 2019

Join me for my first art exhibition!

Brushstrokes is a biennial California-wide juried exhibition, and my painting that was selected is entitled “Portrait of a Cuban Woman,” 18″ x 22″, watercolor.

Opening Reception and Award Ceremony is on Friday, September 6, 2019 (6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.) at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art. See you there!

Exhibition date: September 6—October 27, 2019, 
Where: San Luis Obispo Museum of Art (1010 Broad St, San Luis Obispo, California 93401) 
Jerry McLaughlin

This event is free to the public.

Photo by Adrien Olichon on Unsplash

Quote: Kurt Vonnegut

“Here is a lesson in creative writing.

First rule: Do not use semicolons. They are transvestite hermaphrodites representing absolutely nothing. All they do is show you’ve been to college.

And I realize some of you may be having trouble deciding whether I am kidding or not. So from now on I will tell you when I’m kidding.

For instance, join the National Guard or the Marines and teach democracy. I’m kidding.

We are about to be attacked by Al Qaeda. Wave flags if you have them. That always seems to scare them away. I’m kidding.

If you want to really hurt your parents, and you don’t have the nerve to be gay, the least you can do is go into the arts. I’m not kidding. The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possibly can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something.”

~ from A Man Without a Country

“Six Year Old Boy with Lost Tricycle Looking at Mural on Museum Wall” published by Quatrain.Fish

Thank you Quatrain.Fish for publishing “Six Year Old Boy with Lost Tricycle Looking at Mural on Museum Wall.”  To read the poem online, please click here.

About “Six Year Old Boy with Lost Tricycle Looking at Mural on Museum Wall”

For this poem, I wanted to capture the abstraction of the mural art in language form, and I was thrilled when the editor of Quatrain.Fish pointed out that I had succeeded at it in his acceptance letter.

This short poem with a long title was inspired by a workshop exercise given by Matthew Woodman at the 2016 Central Coast Writers Conference and the mural outside the Harold J. Miossi Art Gallery at Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo, California.  [read poem]

About Quatrain.Fish

Quatrain.Fish publishes small poems, poetry of four lines or less.  [visit website]