Since my art scene is galloping away with itself, I thought I would harness as a new blog feature a yearly retrospective of my shows and work as a way to keep tabs on it all.
It has been a busy year, with 36 main works painted, two one woman shows, 18 total shows (7 of which were juried for admission), and three awards. I took three classes– with Eric Chamberlain, Claire DeJardins, and Deb Quinn-Munson– not including pottery studio time. Additionally, I had a very positive portfolio review with Sandra Burshell of the American Pastel Society, and was featured in the Connecticut Pastel Society Newsletter. I sold a lot of sgraffito pottery by commission this past year, and I started giving talks on abstraction to groups, which I will continue in the New Year.
Here are links to this past year:
Polly Castor’s Shows, Talks, and Awards in 2017:
Guilford Arts Society Collage Show
Madison Art Society Juried Show (became an “elected member”)
13th Annual Festive Home Show
Artwork by Polly Castor done in 2017:
Rhododendrons in the Sunken Garden (pastel)
In addition to giving talks on abstraction next year and making sgraffito pottery for sale, I am scheduled to teach two ongoing art classes to homeschoolers, and already have two one woman shows scheduled for 2018: one starting next week in Byrds Books independent bookstore in Bethel, CT (for small works), and a large show of 80 works next October in a gallery in Southington, CT.
Thanks for being with me as this continues to unfold!