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National Illinois Watercolor Exhibition

April 7, 2020

As most of you know I enter my work in a lot of national and international competitions throughout the year.  When the year began I entered competition as usual.  There’s generally quite a few at the first of the year.  As you have noticed I have gotten into quite a...

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Mark Arts Abstract National Exhibition

April 7, 2020

The painting Snake Charmer done by artist Christine Alfery was accepted into the Mark Arts Abstract National Exhibition.  The Abstract national exhibition will be on view May 8-July 11, 2020 in K.T. Wiedeman Gallery. Snake Charmer has received several distinctions including acceptance into the Juried National Exhibition of the Illinois Watercolor Society...

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Heirlooms

April 6, 2020

The Art Playground Is Changing I recently read a Wall Street Journal article about the changing art market.  It got me thinking about how our perception of art has changed.  Art used to be something that endured from generation to generation, like the way engagement diamonds used to be passed...

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Yellow Birds at the Feeder II

April 4, 2020
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Mark Arts Abstract National Exhibition

April 4, 2020

The painting Snake Charmer done by artist Christine Alfery was accepted into the Mark Arts Abstract National Exhibition.  The Abstract national exhibition will be on view May 8-July 11, 2020 in K.T. Wiedeman Gallery. Snake Charmer has received several distinctions including acceptance into the Juried National Exhibition of the Illinois...

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Christine Alfery’s “Jamboree on the Beach”

April 3, 2020

Christine Alfery’s “Jamboree on the Beach” was selected for the National Watercolor Society’s Centennial celebration – The 50 Stars Exhibition.  The Wisconsin Watercolor Society chose Christine to represent the state of Wisconsin for this prestigious event.  Please join us in congratulating Christine for this honor! The National Watercolor Society is...

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Change – Part 3 of 3

April 2, 2020

Nothing Changes if Nothing Changes   Part 1 & Part 2 of this blog talked about the power of change in art.  The only thing constant in this world is change. Change is hard. ( Preface: Change   Change – Part 1 of 3   Change – Part 2 of 3 )...

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Change – Part 2 of 3

March 30, 2020

Change is hard.    Throughout art history, change was rejected – the rules of “good art” were clear. With the birth of modern art the rules began to change, and as I argued in part one, today we value change in art. We seek change – it holds power over...

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Reaching Out

March 30, 2020
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Change – Part 1 of 3

March 27, 2020

The only thing constant in this world is change.    In today’s art world, we value change – value is assigned to those who have a new idea: leaders of ever evolving art movements, those with an easily recognizable style different from all the others, the creation of a new...

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Little Bit of Sunshine

March 24, 2020
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Preface: Change

March 24, 2020

I was blogging about change when everything in the world suddenly changed.   I didn’t do it on purpose, I swear, but just as I finished my blogs on change . . . everything in the world began to change.  So much change, so much uncertainty, and all if it...

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