Saturday, August 29, 2009

Demo at Hihg Desert Show.

My daughter Mariam demonstrates intaglio printing at the show.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Art in the High Desert.

I am in Bend, OR and my next show is Art in the High Desert:

Festival Fast Facts 

What:  Art in the High Desert is a three-day event featuring 14 categories 

of art that includes ceramics, painting, photography, sculpture, 

jewelry, glass, fabric, furniture and wood caving.


And printmaking!! (they forgot to mention it !!!).

When: August 28-29th 10 a.m.–6 p.m. August 30th 11 a.m.–4p.m. 

Where: The park along the Deschutes River across from Old Mill shops. 

Why: Local artists created a volunteer run non-profit art festival because 

they believed a fine arts show reflects the cultural aspects of the 

community and helps create an attraction to support Central 

Oregon’s tourism economy.  

Who: 397 artists from 23 states, Canada and Mexico applied to 

participate in this years event.   From that number a jury narrowed 

the field to 103 presenting artists. 


My booth is # 94 

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Craters of the Moon.

Our next stop was in 
Craters of the Moon.  Last year we camped in Craters, but this year we just stopped there for a day because of our schedule. I love this place. This is one of the strangest and most beautiful landscapes I've ever seen.  

Limber pine - the dominant tree in Craters. 
The scientific name is Pinus flexilis, referring to the flexible small branches. 
You can tie limber pine branches into a knot.

                                                                         Rock wren.

     Baby rock wren.

                                                Golden Mantled Ground Squirrel(?).

                                                                 Blazing Star flowers. 
The ability to grow in this harsh environment means overcoming a lack of moisture, meager soil, and surface temperatures that exceed 150 degrees F.

                                                                          Lava fields.

                                                  Limber pine sketch and a piece of lava.

                                    Just another sketch. 
                                           Limber pine (my favourite) again.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Trip Photos.

Sun Valley dandelion. They are huge there.

Sun Valley Flowers.

Park City Flowers.



Art Fair in Jackson This Weekend.


July 17-19 & August 14-16

Friday 10am - 6pm
Saturday 10am - 6pm
Sunday 10am - 4pm

Jackson, WY

Miller Park, corner of Millward and Deloney Avenue

My booth # 12

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Predator Galleries.

My dear friend Natalia Andreeva, who is a wonderful painter (her website), lives in Florida. I live in Michigan, and we don't see each other too often. This week our paths crossed in Yellowstone(!) and we had an opportunity to talk and talk (but not enough). I would like to share one of the things we talked about: "pay-to-show" or predator galleries. Artists, be careful! Such galleries are not interested in selling your art and promoting you. They imitate art activity to receive your money. Reputable galleries do not charge the artist for a show. A short time ago Natalia received an email from ICO gallery. It was not just an invitation, it is a threatening letter. Read it hereh

Friday, August 7, 2009

Idaho Birds.

Lewis woodpecker and night hawks. Pictures from

Here are a lot of magpies in Idaho of course. And crows.  And grackles. Also we observed a dozen of common nighthawk last night - a new bird on our list.  Another new bird - Lewis woodpecker. We watched the adult feeding the chick that just fledged.

Art Show in Sun Valley.

I am doing the show in Sun Valley, Idaho. Today was the first day (rainy and empty).
General information about the show:

Atkinson Park, Ketchum
Fri-Sun, Aug 7-9, 2009 - Admission is free! 
Fri & Sat 10am-6:30pmSun 10am-5pm

My booth #C10

The nation's first destination ski resort, Sun Valley was developed near the small town of Ketchum in 1936 by Averell Harriman and immediately attracted the Hollywood set. Still a hangout for the stars, it has been named the number-one ski resort by Condé Nast TravelerSki Magazine, and Gourmet Magazine. It has received numerous other honors as one of the top resorts in the nation (by Frommer's).

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Park City.

Utah beer from local grocery store:)) and art show at Main Street in Park City, Utah.