Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

“Less Is More” Exhibition

May 19, 2013

Marybeth Heikes with The Love BlockI am very happy to exhibit my watercolor The Love Block in The Mitchell Gallery’s first national juried exhibition. It is an all-media show with a size limitation of 8” x 10”, including the frame. My painting features the southwest corner of the Albia square in Monroe County, Iowa. 308 artists submitted 837 works from 38 states.  This exhibition will open on May 29 and continue through June 19 at The Mitchell Gallery at St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland. The jurors were Joann Moser, senior curator of Graphic Arts at the Smithsonian Art Museum, and Jack Rasmussen, director and curator of the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center in Washington D.C. You can view the entire exhibit on the gallery’s website (registration required).

My goal this year was to get my artwork accepted into a dozen  national and international shows.  So far, I have been accepted in eight, plus the same number in regional shows. This is a very difficult endeavor, as the competition is always very tough, and an artist must be disciplined to complete high quality, professional paintings, and to stay organized by documenting each piece and keeping track of shipping deadlines.

Posted in Midwest Life on May 19, 2013.

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