I have an exhibit of my paintings currently on display at the Cleveland County Memorial Library through the end of April. As a result, the Shelby Daily Star did a nice story about my work this week: “Martha K. Moore finds artistic inspiration exploring nature“
Good news today! I found out that for the third year running, I was accepted to the Artisphere weekend event in Greenville, SC, May 10-12. YAY! So I’ll be working on other new watercolors to show and sell that in that art show and sale. This is an amazing event, and I’m really happy to be participating again this year.
Good news yesterday! My recent completed watercolor, “Stone Bridge” has been accepted into the 2018 Annual Juried Exhibition of the Watercolor Society of NC—Oct. 7-Nov. 16 at the Florence Thomas Art School in West Jefferson, NC. I am absolutely thrilled!
Custom framed • watercolor • 20 x 16″ • $850
I just got a call this week that one of my newer watercolors, “Great Blue” won first place at the “A Natural View” show in Gastonia at the Arts on Main Gallery. I didn’t even realize they were having this show and thrilled that this piece was selected! “Great Blue” is a custom framed watercolor, sized 20 x 16″ and available for sale: $750.
Happy news recently … this painting, “Rainforest Waterfall” sold. I visited Puerto Rico with my family several years ago, and we toured the El Yunque Rainforest park. It was so beautiful! I cried after the hurricanes went through this past season and I saw the video coverage in the aftermath of the destruction of this area. I very much hope this forest can recover and the beautiful parrots native to this area survived the storms!
The holiday season is a busy time at Buffalo Creek Gallery. I have been busy making a number of mini paintings, which are so fun to do! Each of these pieces is 3″ x 4″ and comes with a mini easel to display the original artwork. They are $40 and on sale now at the gallery.
Wishing everyone a very merry holiday and a happy new year, too!
Good news today … I received confirmation that I have been accepted as a watercolor fine artist for the 2018 Artisphere weekend event in Greenville, SC for May 11-13, 2018. I am really happy! I was selected to show/sell for this event last year, and it was a fantastic weekend. It is a HUGE event that is held in the beautiful and historic downtown area. There is a beautiful river that flows right through the middle of the area, and it just a gorgeous landscape for a downtown area.
Last year, while I obviously needed to man my booth for the weekend, I did the get opportunity do a bit of walking around the festival, and I was so impressed with the quality of artists that are included in this event. Not only were there incredibly talented individuals from all over the US, but there were also spectacular demonstrations that included woodworking and blacksmithing.
Because I was accepted as a watercolor artist, that means I am restricted to showing and selling that media exclusively (my oil painting entry was not accepted). So my focus for the start of 2018 is to work on more watercolor paintings. This will be an exciting endeavor!
I am thrilled to learn that my watercolor “Sunflowers II” is going to go on tour with the NC Watercolor Society’s traveling exhibit. The schedule for showing is:
Florence Thomas Art School
10 S. Jefferson Ave.
West Jefferson, NC 28694
Dec. 1—Jan. 13
Mon-Sat—10-5Theatre Art Gallery
High Point, NC 27260
Jan. 26-Mar. 29
Tues.-Fri.—12-5Smith Civic Center
2175 Main St.
Lexington, NC 27292
April 15-May 19
Exciting news today! We learned that my watercolor, “Sunflowers II” won the Western Region award. This framed watercolor is 21 x 12″ and available for sale for $450. It will be on exhibit in the NC Watercolor exhibit at Greensboro College in Greensboro October 15 through November 11, 2017.
We also learned that “Cypress Knees, ” which is currently on exhibit at The Gateways to the South Exhibit at the Southern Arts Society in Kings Mountain, NC (Oct. 10–Nov. 10) was awarded first Honorable Mention.
We enjoyed a beautiful Valle Country Fair this fall! We had a successful apple butter making on Thursday and Friday with LOTS of stirring as the “butter” cooked down over the open fire. And the weather was perfection on Saturday for the great turnout of visitors for the fair.