Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Spring exhibits!

 Full Expression 18x24
 The Light of Dawn 20x24
Monument Summer 36x36
The next two weeks will have me participating in a couple of great events.
This coming weekend, Fri - Sat, March 28-30, I'll be at the Tempe Festival of the Arts in downtown Tempe, AZ. I'm bringing a ton of new work produced over the winter! Look for me at the corner of 5th and Mill (between the Starbucks, Gordon Biersch Brewery and Hooters! What could go wrong?), booth #5002.

The following Friday, April 4th, 5-8 pm, is the opening reception for the Grand Canyon 7 exhibit at the Mountain Trails Gallery in Tlaquepaque Village in Sedona. I'll be hanging out again with these amazing Canyon painters - Joshua Been, Dave A. Santillanes, George Molnar, Marcia Molnar, Amery Bohling and our newest member, Cody deLong. This promises to be a fun event with lots of great paintings to see! (A Saturday paint out in the Sedona wilds will happen!)

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Exhibit and New Work!

Good friend and jeweler Leia Fox has invited me to show 10 new paintings at the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show in Scottsdale, AZ this month, Feb. 13-23. The show is held at West World 16001 North Pima Road Scottsdale, AZ. 
Stop by Leia's booth and pick up some fine jewelry and a painting for Valentines Day! 

Also, finished this today.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Tubac Festival of the Arts & American Miniatures Exhibit

I hit the road tomorrow for the five day Tubac Festival of the Arts in the town of Tubac and the Settler's West American Miniatures Exhibit in Tucson. The Tubac festival got its start back in 1959 and is the longest running show of its kind in the southwest. It's about time I gave it a shot! Likewise, the Settler's West Miniatures exhibit is one of the oldest and best of its kind. This will be my second time appearing in this exciting evening show where the art is sold by draw. See my previous post for the work I'll have in this year's show thats continues to the 26th. I hope to see some of you at these great events!
Tubac Festival of the Arts, Feb. 5-9, 10 am to 5 pm daily in downtown Tubac, about 20 minutes south of Tucson.
American Miniatures, Feb. 9-26 Settler's West Galleries, 6420 N. Cambell Ave., Tucson, AZ 520.299.2607 info@settlerswest.com
PS Posted a ton of new work on my art website www.billcramerstudio.com

Friday, December 20, 2013

Best of Painting Award Tempe & New Works!

The Tempe Festival of the Arts turned out really well. Sales were good and I was given the Best of Painting Award for the festival! It was a nice way to end the year! Thanks again to the amazing crew that put this show together.

Also, the paintings above are my submissions to this year's American Miniature exhibit at the Settler's West Galleries in Tucson, AZ, Feb. 9th.
Castle Ruins 8x8
Winter Coat 10x12

Have a great holiday season everyone!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

New Work for Tempe Festival of the Arts

Here's some new work I'll have at this weekends Tempe Festival of the Arts.
I hope to see you there!
An Early Snow 12x12
Near the Bend 11x14
Sierra Sonata 12x16

Friday, November 22, 2013

Tempe Festival of the Arts

This is a studio shot of some of the new paintings I'll have at the 
Tempe Festival of the Arts Dec. 6, 7 & 8. 
I'll be set up at the corner of 5th and Mill, near the Starbucks.
This annual fall event attracts nearly 225,000 visitors to the Mill Avenue District in Tempe over the course of the 3-day weekend. In addition to arts and entertainment, the Tempe Festival of the Arts offers support to the Tempe community. A portion of the proceeds raised at the Festival benefits local Tempe charities whose volunteers provide on-site staffing during the event.
See you there!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Grand Canyon, Sedona & Zion plein air events!

I'm home from what are essentially back to back plein air events at Grand Canyon National Park, Sedona, Arizona and Zion National Park. It's hard to put into words just how amazing these events were and how humbled and happy I am to have be able to participate in them. My thanks goes out to all the great people who worked so hard to put on these incredible exhibits, to the collectors and public who participate in so many ways and to my fellow artists (BAPA Presidents and otherwise) whose support and friendship lifted these events to a whole new level. Thanks also to all the great hosts who put me up and put up with me (my apologies for any paint spots or empty wine bottles I may have left behind).  

My roomie for the week and great artist Jim Wodark

This show (or what's left unsold) is still up at the 
Kolb Studio Gallery, South Rim Village.

Picked up a Merit Award chosen by artist Jill Carver.

Josh Been, Carl Ortman, Me and Dave Santillanes 
("The Dream Team" - If you have to ask, you weren't there!)

BAPA Presidents meeting -
Josh Been, Dave Santillanes, Amery Bohling, 
Larry Moore & Hai Ou Hou attending.

Artist's Choice Award and a Purchase Award!

Brad Holt, Dave Santillanes and Dennis Ferris
Yeah, we have a good time. 
(Missed you Zion JB!)