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Based on her biographical information and many paintings of carefree beach scenes and small children, Impressionist Martha Walter appears to have been an artist with a charmed life who stuck to saf…

Source: What one painter saw on a visit to Ellis Island | Ephemeral New York

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah


Originally posted in The New York Times.

Georgia O’Keeffe’s “Lake George (formerly Reflection Seascape)” (1922). Credit All rights reserved, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Georgia O’Keeffe Museum/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

If you are a casual fan of Georgia O’Keeffe, you probably think of New Mexico when you think of her. After all, she lived there for decades and avidly explored the landscape in her work and her life, collecting stones and bones and accolades as one of America’s most celebrated painters.

But long before O’Keeffe embedded in the desert, her life included a period in the considerably lusher climes of upstate New York, on Lake George, the glacial Adirondack lake near here where she spent a series of summers — creating scores of paintings — while staying with Alfred Stieglitz, the photographer, art promoter and her eventual husband, whose family kept a small estate there.

Now, for the first time, some five-dozen of those creations have been brought together in an exhibition — “Modern Nature: Georgia O’Keeffe and Lake George” — at the Hyde Collection, a tiny museum in this modest, well-kept city of about 15,000, an hour north of Albany.

And in an impressive display of upstate pride, the Hyde exhibition, which opened here in June, has already set…

via Georgia O’Keeffe’s Lake George Paintings at Hyde Collection – The New York Times.


A few days ago I received an email from See.me informing me that I had been chosen to receive three free spots on their Times Square (NY) billboard show. My work will be 10 feet (3 meters) tall on the sign. This is quite extraordinary. It’s just a shame I can’t be there to see them in person!

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There’s only two days left to garner likes and, if you wish, create and buy tee-shirts and postcards, but if I get enough points from these activities by you lovely chaps and chappesses to add to the 500 given free, I’m in with a chance of having an image at 200 feet (60 meters) tall. I won’t know where to put meself!

The choice of which three artworks to submit was almost impossible but in the end I went for the three you see below. Now I want to change my mind but it’s too late!

Click any or all three to go to See.me and like ’em. The white heart on a pink background top right is the icon to press.
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Glass Ceiling


Dancing in Greek


Tangle Mountain


Click any or all three to go to See.me and like ’em. The white heart on a pink background top right is the icon to press.
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Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah

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