I am so pleased to have my watercolor “Stone Mountain Cabin” selected as the 2nd place winner for the 2020 Cleveland County Arts Council show! Here is a link to the 6:20 video of the award announcements, with my piece showcased at 2:50.
I participated in Uptown Shelby’s “Arts on the Square” yesterday, and enjoyed the event very much. We were especially thankful for the cloudy sky which kept the temperatures lower than had been predicted! I was also awarded the “Best 2D Artist” prize, which was a very nice honor.
I am now looking forward to going through the photos my husband Bob took on our recent whitewater canoeing adventure on the Green River in Utah for my next painting endeavor!
I recently received the wonderful news that “Widow’s Creek Falls” has been accepted into the 2019 show for the North Carolina Watercolor Society. The show will be this fall in October, in Rocky Mount, NC.
This piece is a 14×18″ watercolor, double matted in custom frame, available for sale for $850. This is a beautiful waterfall located in Stone Mountain State Park, NC.
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 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
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.
Martha’s next exhibit and sale will be October 21, 2017 at the annual Valle Country Fair in Valle Crucis, NC. This annual event, sponsored by the Holy Cross Episcopal Church, offers an enjoyable day of food, crafts, mountain music and family fun.