Portrait Society of America Members Only Competition – 2nd Place Still Life Category

I am so incredibly honored to learn that my painting “Katie Nell Pinkard” has received 2nd Place in the Still Life Category for the Portrait Society of America’s Members Only Competition.

MakingOfAKN-20150102-150wMy great aunt, Katie Nell Pinkard passed away at age 103 on June 12, 2012. Her recipes, or lack there of, in my family are legendary, especially for her fried apple pies. There’s a lot more to the story, but 1_KatieNellPinkardto keep this post less than a book, I was unable to fly down and attend her funeral, so I spent the whole day/ weekend baking all my favorites of hers. Then I set up a still life and photographed it.The fan was hers and always in her kitchen. I love the noise it makes. Most of the items in the paintings were hers. The violets are because she had a knack for growing beautiful african violets, so I got these little guys in 2012 and now they are all flourishing and huge!!
To see more photos and videos of the making of this still life, visit my Facebook page.
For more information about the Portrait Society of America or to see the list of winners, please visit the webpage: www.portraitsociety.org

Women Painting Women, Principle Gallery, Charleston, SC

Women Painting Women started in 2009 as a blog by 3 amazing artists, Alia El-Bermani, Diane Feissel and Sadie Valeri. It has WPWLogo_Charleston-2014-150since become somewhat of a movement unto itself in the contemporary figurative art world, and I am so honored to be included in this year’s exhibition. The talent of the other artists is overwhelming and I can’t wait to meet them all and see their beautiful work in person! So if you find yourself in the Charleston area, come join the revolution!
Opening Reception is Friday September 5th from 6-8pm Principle Gallery – 125 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401

Portrait Society Of America Conference 2014

I am honored to announce that I was chosen to receive a scholarship to attend the annual conference ofPSoA-ConfBroch-2014-150w the Portrait Society of America this coming April. I am super excited to be surrounded by and learn from so many talented artists, many of whose work I’ve followed for years! Look for a full report here in May.

Nicole Atkins Music Hall of Williamsburg Show Poster

I designed the show poster for my friend, and Razor and Tie recording artist Nicole Atkins. NicoleAtkins-201107-Summer-150wA limited edition run was printed, and I believe you can only buy them at the merch table at her shows.

Nicole’s new album Mondo Amore was released in February and she is currently touring it. check here for dates and album information.

 

Nicole Atkins Winter 2011 Tour Poster

I designed the Winter Tour poster for my friend, and Razor and Tie recording artist Nicole Atkins. NicoleAtkins-201101-Winter-150wA limited edition run was printed, and I believe you can only buy them at the merch table at her shows.Nicole’s new album Mondo Amore was released in February and she is currently touring it. check here for dates and album information.