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A Story of 3 Art Shows

Updated: Jun 12, 2023

Over the past few months I had the pleasure of work being accepted and hosted in a few amazing venues. Here is my story of these 3 shows.

11th Annual Fresh Works Juried Exhibition

Firehouse Art Center's Harrington Gallery hosts this juried show annually, and it is an amazing show in an amazing venue. Part of the gallery is in the original engine bay with art replacing the fire engine.

Harrington Gallery, reception at Firehouse Art Center
Firehouse Art Center

For this show, Girlfriends was accepted into the juried exhibition as I joyfully announced to everyone on this blog. The amazing news is that the painting was sold at the exhibit.

Exhibit featuring Girlfriends Painting
Girlfriends at Harrington Gallery

The show is about to end, but I am already looking forward to next year. It is one of my favorite shows and venues, and if you have never been, it is worthy spending a bit of time at the gallery and enjoying downtown Pleasanton. You'll have a lovely day.

China Basin Group Exhibit

This group exhibit, curated by Joyce Faulknor, features some amazing artists and I got to meet them at the Artist Showcase including Soad Kader, Nicole Mueller, and Rachel Perls.

The exhibit lights up the lobbies in the China Basin buildings, and if you are in the neighborhood, go have a look.

And here, some amazing news as well. The Day Trip in the Heather Fields was sold, as visitors fell in love with the vibrant colors of the painting.

San Mateo County Fair - Fine Art Exhibit

Last but not least, the past week was the San Mateo Count Fair at the San Mateo event center. They do a fun exhibit with a ton of categories. Because it is the County Fair, I figured that some animals of mine must join the show. I did think of sending Piggy, but most of the Piggy's have found homes of their own already. So, I sent the Cow and the Baby Seal instead.

A cow contently enjoying a summer day on a dike
Honorable Mention - The Cow

And, amazingly, The Cow won an Honorable Mention in its category. She does look quite pleased in that picture, don't you think?

But The Baby Seal was not to be outdone, and scored a first place in the Seascape category. She got a big ribbon from the judges and gives all a wave of thanks.

There you have it, an amazing set of shows to have art work in. And an amazing joy to see people like the paintings and buying them. I feel blessed and honored.

Thank you!



PS. Hot off the presses, a fourth outing.

It was such a blast to spend an evening in Redwood City for Art on the Square with my wonderful fellow artist Gato Rivera (follow him on Instagram).

Gato Rivera and Christine Ong-Dijcks
Me and Gato

Here you can see us in the Redwood City Parks and Art Foundation booth.

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