May is jam-packed!

Today begins my most hectic month of 2015.  As much as I like all the art activities, I’ll be relieved when it’s over!  Here’s a rundown on what’s ahead:

Today (May 1): Opening reception for the Pacific Art League Instructors Exhibit, juried by Anthony Meier of the Anthony Meier Fine Arts Gallery in San Francisco.  My Cricket Time won 1st Place!  The exhibit runs through the 28th.

Tomorrow (May 2): University Art in San Jose is hosting their 2nd annual UCreate Day, a trade show with booths and representatives for many art materials manufacturers, demos, door prizes and special prices.  I’ll be representing Caran d’Ache all day (10 AM – 4 PM) and giving a 45-minute presentation about Supracolor water-soluble colored pencils and Neocolor II water-soluble wax pastels.

May 6-16: UKCPS International Exhibition at the Menier Gallery in London, England.  My Don’t Take the Bridge is in it and it’s my 5th acceptance into this annual show so I have hereby earned “Silver” signature status in the UKCPS.  As I write this, my piece has been in limbo in a postal depot in the UK for two weeks, past customs but not yet picked up by the person who will transport it to the gallery.  Still holding my breath hoping that it makes it to the gallery in time for judging for awards.

May 9-10: Silicon Valley Open Studios.  I’ll have my home studio open for visitors to see “where the magic happens” and displaying many of my originals as well as giclee prints and note cards.  The event runs 11 AM – 5 PM each day.  We’ve already started sprucing up the back yard and deck and cleaning my studio.

May 16-17: Silicon Valley Open Studios.  I’ll be exhibiting with a group of nine other artists outside the Cupertino Library.  We have to put everything up and take everything down and take it home each day, so it’ll be a lot of work.

May 30: Quarterly CPSA chapter meeting at the Bothwell Arts Center in Livermore, 11 AM – 3 PM.  I’ll be one of several artists giving mini-demos as the program.

Notice anything missing in all that?  Creating any new art!  It’ll be a wonder if I finish even a small drawing this month.  I’m tired just reading this schedule–I think I’ll go lie down now!