|L. S. Eldridge|
L. S. Eldridge
W A T E R C O L O R S
Notes from the Deckle Edge
I am pleased to share that my painting "The Fourth Measure" was awarded Second Place Overall at the Artist's of Northwest Arkansas 2015 Juried Exhibition. My thanks to the Judges of Selection: Clark Baughan, Mark Kane, and America Meredith; and the Awards Judge Shannon Dillard Mitchell. Thanks as well to all the individuals and businesses who sponsored awards; The Fayetteville Underground; and all the volunteers who made the exhibit possible. If you are in the area, be sure and stop by the exhibit located at 101 West Mountain, Fayetteville, Arkansas. The exhibit will be on display until October 30th. Congratulations to all the artists and award winners!
"I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder." - G. K. Chesterton
I am pleased to share that my painting "Revolutions of Five" was awarded the PleinAir Magazine Award at SouthWest Artists' "Art of the Heartland" Exhibit. American Art Collector Magazine has featured this show on their website. You may see the entire show here: www.upcomingshowsonline.com/show/artoftheheartland. If you are in the area be sure and see the exhibit at the Mena Art Gallery, 607 Mena St, Mena, Arkansas. Hours: 10-3. The Artist's Reception was held this past Friday evening and it was most enjoyable. It is always a treat seeing friends from other parts of the state that I rarely get to see; but equally joyous is the opportunity to meet new artists and art-enthusiasts that share my passion. A very strong show and I am honored to have my work exhibited there. We stayed at a local B&B called Janssen Park Place. If you are in the area I would highly recommend staying at this delightful establishment. The owners are lovely and the rooms spacious and comfortable. The breakfast was out-of-this-world DELICIOUS! After taking photos all over town and spending time with a local historian at the railroad depot we headed to Little Rock for an appointment with my spouse's surgeon. For your enjoyment I have included an image from the trip. Back to my brushes.
"There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open." - Jawaharlal Nehru
It is my pleasure to share that my painting "The Tooled Edge" was chosen by the National Watercolor Society's Selection Jurors to exhibit in the 95th Annual International Exhibition. I was also thrilled to learn today that I was awarded with Signature Status. The Awards Juror Peter Frank has also bestowed on my work the Combined Donors Award VII , and selected it to travel with the 2016 NWS Travel Show touring the U.S. A big thank you to the National Watercolor Society, Jury of Awards: Peter Frank; the Jury of Selection: Judi Betts, David Poxon, & Soon Young Warren; President Ken Goldman, and Exhibitions director Penny Hill; and all the individuals who volunteer their time. If you are visiting the area, be sure and see the full exhibit at the NWS Gallery, 915 South Pacific Avenue, San Pedro, California from October 25th - December 19th (excluding Thanksgiving) from 11 to 3 o'clock Thursday through Sunday. Back to my brushes....and dancing.
"The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us." - Ashley Montagu
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