Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Hold the bus! … plus an exciting announcement. Well, exciting for me, anyway!

Debutantes (detail) © 2014 Karen Mathison Schmidt
12 x 36 inches • oil on 2"deep cradled GessobordTM

I only thought this one was finished, but I was looking at it again today and I see just a few minor details I would like to add and/or change. So the final final version is still to come.

Meanwhile, I had some very exciting news today. Back in February I submitted my application to the Red River Revel annual arts festival, the largest outdoor arts festival in North Louisiana, held every October at the riverfront in Shreveport and attracting 180,000-plus visitors over an eight-day period. It’s a pretty big deal around here. Visual artists are juried in, and I’ve been holding my breath waiting to see if I got in. Well, I got my acceptance letter in today’s mail and I’m SOOOOOO excited!

So, okay kids, mark your calendars for October 4-11, and plan to come to the Red River Revel for food, fun, music and ART! Be sure to introduce yourself when you get to my booth, so I’ll know it’s you. 

It’s going to be VERY busy summer; I’ve got a LOT of painting to do by October.


Did I mention that I’m excited?


Katharine Naomi said...

Woo Hoo!! Woo Hoo!! Woo Hoo!! Congratulations to you!!!

Jane said...

Congratulations! I grew up not far from Shreveport so it's possible I'll be back visiting around then and get to go see your work in person. Hope so!

Karen M Schmidt said...

Ramona, thank you, sistah! Thank you for all your support & encouragement :)

Thanks, Jane, hey, that would be wonderful! One of the most fun parts about this whole thing is the opportunity to meet some friends in person who I've only known in the "blogosphere"!

Elizabeth McCrindle said...

Huge congratulations, so thrilled for you. Looking forward to seeing the work you'll be creating for it :))

Karen M Schmidt said...

Thank you, Elizabeth! I'm so excited I can hardly stand it. It's going to be a lot of work, but well worth it, I think! :)