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A Surprise in the Post

How rare it is these days to have an out of the blue surprise arrive in the physical mailbox.  My studio mail address is not known by many, and I really do only check it weekly, so to find an important document among the blue valpak envelopes and gallery postcards was such a thrill.  I have been selected to show my work at the Art’s Alive Invitational Exhibit in La Conner–this is not something to apply to, but to be chosen for by a committee of community/festival art organizers.  I’m tickled pink to be included.

La Conner is an art town.  It is home to the Museum of Northwest Art where I’ve got a piece as part of their annual auction next weekend and many galleries and artists.  It’s a art destination that I’ve frequented many times over the years.  Fun to be a part of it for both the auction and the Art’s Alive 2012 event.  Now it’s time to think about the work I’ll be exhibiting.

#LaConner #MuseumofNorthwestArt #InvitationalArtExhibit #ArtsAlive #MapleHall

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    SHARON KINGSTON

     

     

    studio/gallery

    open by appointment

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    360-739-2474 or

    email sharonkingston@me.com

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    NO REFUNDS or EXCHANGES ON ORIGINAL PAINTINGS or FINE ART PRINTS and FRAMES.

    If item is damaged in transit, it will be replaced with a painting of similar style and value.

      SHARON KINGSTON STUDIO

      203 PROSPECT ST

      Bellingham WA  98225

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      Sharon Kingston is a Northwest WA oil painter who uses the properties of her medium to create paintings that respond to both the atmosphere of her surroundings and poetry. This method of looking inward and outward and, in the moments of painting, finding her way on the canvas is her approach to creating paintings infused with poetry and the memory of landscape. The atmospheric element of her work is a testament to her desire to create spaces that are undefined, contemplative and allow room to reflect and accept uncertainty. Poetry, by nature open ended, is used both in the conceptualization of the work and as a part of the studio practice. The words of Rainer Rilke have informed Sharon’s work for many years, but she also turns to contemporary poetry when it resonates with her life. She uses layers of transparent color, reveals forms by concealing and unearthing pentimenti and suggests elements of landscape in her process.