As is the case for many artists, I have had requests to donate work or, at the least a percentage of my sales, for this, that or the other cause. Often times, I have caved in just from the weight of peer pressure, not wanting to be viewed as an uncaring soul and delusionally hoping my generosity will turn into future sales.
I have had to alter my thinking somewhat. Throwing out the hope of future sales was the first alteration. Then, I had to get down to the bare bones and ask myself, "Is this particular cause something I feel a strong emotional bond with?" Now, only if a Cause passes this singular question will I consider committing my time, effort or work.
I make this blog/journal entry to tell you about an event that passed my one-question personal committment test. It is the 6th Annual Genny Wood Fine Art Show And Sale. This annual event will take place Saturday, November 9th, from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., at the Bullard United Methodist Church gym located at 226 South Phillips Street in Bullard, Texas.
Allow me to tell you the back story to this event. Genny Wood was an art instructor and an inspiration to those who knew her. One of her dreams in life was to have a fine art show and sale with proceeds from sells going to benefit the Mission House in Bullard. Sadly, she made her journey to Heaven before she could accomplish this dream, but three of her art students made this dream a reality just before she passed. Now, every year in her honor, the First United Methodist Church allows local artists to show and sale their work in their Family Life Center gym to help raise funds for the Mission House.
The Mission House originated in the Bullard church almost eight years ago. The Mission helps to feed, clothe and provide medical assistance to the needy in the community. The mission also provides Christmas for children in need; school supplies; provide furniture, donated by the community, to people who lose their homes in fires, floods, storms, or maybe even a divorce; have luncheons to help pay for medical procedures not provided by the clinic; help set-up apartments, etc. with household goods for returning soldiers; and provide reading material for the V.A. The list of services these volunteers provide cannot all be named and all this they do unselfishly and without pay! All money donated and raised through fundraisers go directly to providing for the needy.
This year's show and sale promises to be awesome. There will be over 35 artists displaying/selling art in a variety of mediums; paintings, jewelry, photography, drawings, watercolors and even live musical entertainment.
Help support this worthy cause and support the local artisan, too. Hope to see you there!
Check this out!
A new gallery has opened in Liberty City, Texas!
Ms. Celi Bothwell Hester's dream has come true....she now has a studio/gallery called Celestial Studios and Gallery. The gallery features her own work as well as the works of such artists as Tammy Cromer-Campbell, John Hillier, Jan Statman, Carolyn Fox-Hearne and yours truly, Betty Northcutt!
Read more in this month's issue of Piney Woods Live Magazine (Page 9).
LOTS HAPPENING in Downtown Tyler Saturday, April 6th!
5:30 - 8 p.m. - Stop by Gallery Main Street at 110 W. Erwin for the Opening Reception of Daydreams and Nightmares exhibit
4 - 8 p.m. - Shop till you drop at the Downtown Tyler Artwalk! Local artisans will be in various downtown businesses, indoors, outdoors, on the sidewalk or the square! http://www.cityoftyler.org/Departments/MainStreet/GalleryMainStreet/ArtWalk.aspx
I'll be at Salon Verve - 121 E. Erwin. Be sure to stop by! Would love to see you!!
You are invited to view my artwork at the 5th Annual Genny Wood Fine Art Show & Sale this Saturday, Nov. 3rd, from 9am - 5pm. More than 40 artists, myself included, will be displaying/selling their work at the Bullard First United Methodist Church Family Life Center located at 211 South Rather Street in Bullard, Texas. Sales will benefit the Bullard Mission House which helps to clothe, feed and provide medical assistance to the needy in the community.
This event was named in honor of the late Ms. Genny Wood, who was a local art teacher passionate not only about the arts, but of helping those in need in her community. Several of her art students organized this event as a way to fulfill her dreams and commemorate her passion for the arts and humanity.
The show and sale will take place during Bullard's Annual Red, White and Blue Festival which honors our military both past and present. The festival will kick-off with a parade at 10am, a Veteran's ceremony at 11am and numerous other activities about town. There will be amusements, food, vendors, a car show, live music and family fun all day!
All events are free to the public.
For more information on the art show contact Greta Faulkinberry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the Red, White & Blue Festival go to: http://www.bullardtexaschamber.com/blog/page.aspx/
Everyone mark your calendars and don't miss this one!
Several businesses in historic downtown Gladewater, Texas will play host to over 35 local artisans featuring their works of painting, sculpture, pottery, photography and drawings.
Stroll through the antique district and enjoy all the wonderful works of art on display! I will be in Vicky V's at 112 W. Pacific Avenue from Noon until 5 PM. Please stop by and visit!
Also, visit the Wine Garden by Los Pinos Ranch Vineyards in the Decorate Ornate Pavillion and after the Art Stroll be sure to see the Shake Rattle And Roll concert at The Whisenhunt Center!
"Macro: The Art Is In The Details" is a juried competition organized by Gallery Main Street and the Downtown Tyler Arts Coalition. This exhibit will primarily showcase the work of artists from the East Texas area. The scope of the exhibit will be two- or three-dimensional original art representing the artist's interpretation of the show theme.
The exhibit dates will be June 30 - August 7, 2012 at Gallery Main Street, 110 W. Erwin, Tyler, Texas. The opening reception will be at Gallery Main Street Saturday, June 30th, from 5:30 - 8:00 PM. The reception and exhibit is free to the public.
Join us at the Opening Reception for hors d'oeuvres, refreshments and the presentation of wonderful works of art, including my works entitled "Shattered", "Yellow Wood" and "Sunflower Yellow".
For more information, go to http://www.heartoftyler.com/downtowntylerarts/
Time for another art walk!
Henderson, Texas is having their third "An Affair of the Arts" art walk on Saturday, April 28, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. until 04:00 p.m. I will be in Margaret and Ophelia's Antiques and Uniques at 100 N. Marshall displaying/selling my work.
This art walk will be in conjunction with the Spring Fling, which will encompass live music and entertainment, a downtown Farmer's Market and Flower Market, food and kids activities. There will also be other artists displaying their work inside and outside several downtown businesses. Lots to do and see in Henderson!
Hope you can come by and visit!!
I'm so, so very happy! My work, "Autumn Fog" won Best In Show in the "From The Inside" exhibit at Gallery Main Street in Tyler last Thursday evening!
I know I should be all "cool" and "nonchalant" and "professional" about this, but dad-nab-it, I'm still blown away! There we so many great works of art in the show, that I'm truly honored the jury scored me highest! And, this is my first Best In Show, so I just HAVE TO crow about it!
This is going to be an AWESOME year!! :D
Two of my works were accepted by jury to show in an exhibit at Gallery Main Street in Tyler, Texas. Yay! The two accepted are "Autumn Fog" and "His And Hers".
This is a themed exhibit entitled "From The Inside" and will primarily showcase the work of artists from the East Texas area. The scope of the exhibit willl be two- or three-dimensional original art representing each artist's personal inspiration as interpretation of the show theme.
The works I submitted represented my personal inspiration. As some of you know, "Autumn Fog" was the photograph that inspired me to pursue my love of photographic art. It was the shot that started Northcutt Photographic Art. The other work, "His And Hers" also represents a personal inspiration. This is a photo of two pairs of glasses, mine and my husband's, resting upon two of my favorite books - a book of poetry, which happens to have one of my published poems inside, and a book of Ansel Adams' photography, who happens to be my favorite photographer!
I'm thrilled to hang a couple of my favorite shots in a gallery exhibit! I hope those who are able will go see this show and check out all the other artists' personal inspirations!
Oh...Gallery Main Street is at 110 W. Erwin, Tyler, Texas. The exhibit will run from April 19, 2012 through May 29, 2012 with the opening reception on Thursday, April 19th, from 04:30 p.m. - 06:30 p.m. Would love to see you at the opening!!
Started a new project last night...figuring out YouTube!!
Promotion being the necessary EVIL that it is, and the Internet being the fastest way to promote, I am attempting to use YouTube for greater internet presence and exposure. While it will require even more computer time creating videos and uploading, I am sincerely hoping it will be worth the effort.
Please check out my YouTube videos. I would certainly welcome any and all feedback!