Thursday, October 15, 2009

Artist Deep in the heART of Texas!


This weekend The Dutch Art Gallery: Fine Art & Custom Framing Presents Artists of Texas. This unique show features 25 artists from around the state of Texas who besides the love and desire to create, also promote themselves and their works through the mode of Blogging.
The following Article, written by Vernita Bridges-Hoyt gives a short history of the Daily Painters of Texas.

"Deep in the heART of Texas can be found a unique blend of artists." The Daily Painters of Texas blog, recently designed by Dallas artist Laurie Justus Pace and managed by WAL artist Vernita Bridges-Hoyt of Spring, will showcase up to 100 Texas artists who paint and blog daily. Currently the membership consists of 41 Texas artists including several from the Dallas area: Nancy Standlee, Barbara Hackney, Kay Wynn, Laurie Pace, Niki Gulley, Susan Moss Cooper, Nancy Medina, Margie Whittington, Maryann Stephens, Karen Foster, Connie Micheal, Cindy Yandell, Elizebeth Mitchell Taylor, Debbie Cannatella, and Judy Mackie.

Surely throughout history, artists have created art on a daily basis; however, it is only with the aid of the internet that daily painting has become an art movement in and of itself. Professor of Art at New York's Broome Community College, Hall Groat II wrote, "The modern day blog, coupled with video sharing technologies has broadened the tradition of painting into a new communicative virtual reality world."

In 2004, American artist Duane Keiser set up a blog to chronicle his daily painting regime. He posted a painting-a-day and offered each painting for sale at a minimal price. The phenomena that followed was unprecedented. As Keiser's paintings sold, other artists followed suit.

In 2006 Micah Condon, artist and computer programmer, designed a multiple artists website (http://www.dailypainters.com/) that would become the first Daily Painters Gallery and a cutting edge site where artists are juried to show and sell their daily paintings. Daily Painting has become viral in its spread to both artists and collectors.

In 2009, the website http://www.artistsoftexas.org/ was designed to complement the Daily Painters of Texas blog. A first gallery show has been organized, Somewhere in Texas: a Painting Begins, for October 17 - November 30 at the Dutch Art Gallery in Dallas. Twenty-four Texas artists will participate. Several of those artists are from The Woodlands/Greater Houston area. The opening Artists' Reception will be October 17, 2:00 - 5:00 pm.

Although many daily painters discipline themselves to complete a painting each day, others understand the term to denote the practice that painting is an integral part of daily life, whether it be sketching, painting, shopping for supplies, or photographing. It all makes up being an artist and painting daily.

Follow the best of Texas Art on the Daily Painters of Texas blog (http://www.dailypaintersoftexas.blogspot.com/) where new paintings are posted daily. Member applications are juried by a panel of professional artists. Instructions are on the blog.

1 comment:

Laurie Pace said...

I cannot wait to see everything! Thank you so much for having us!