Friday, September 30, 2011

30 Days 30 Paintings

©2011 Artist: Sheri Cook
Thirty 3 x 5 watercolor and ink Index Card Paintings
featuring wonderful Gypsy Horses!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

35th International Bank Exhibit, Raton, New Mexico September 21-23, 2011

I am so very pleased to announce that I was “Invited” to send works, of my choosing, to the 35th International Bank Exhibit in Raton, New Mexico.

Back in June, during my Gallery Opening debut in Angel Fire, New Mexico, at the Angel Fire ArtSpace Gallery, I was contacted by the Director of the International Bank Exhibit of Raton, New Mexico, Ray Wolf. What a surprise that was! The jury process for this exhibit was being waived, as my work had already been seen, and I was being recommended to exhibit there. WOW!

Three works of my choosing. Hmmm…what would I send???

In August I had a trip to Sedona, Arizona with works in the group Invitational Exhibit, ‘Lamingtons and Apple Pie’. What a week that was! Another big ‘WOW’. Because of this exhibit, I couldn’t yet decide which paintings would go to the Raton Bank Exhibit.

Once home, and the works that were slated to return home from the Sedona exhibit were home, I picked out the three works I would send to Raton.

Here are the works that have just arrived there, today. The exhibit takes place September 21-23, 2011.

 Head games Medium Web view

Head games Watercolor


Leg man Medium Web view

Leg Man Watercolor


Knot listening Large Web view

Knot Listening Watercolor

If you are in the North Eastern area of New Mexico, I hope you can make a point to stop by this exhibit in Raton, New Mexico. I hear it is rich in Western Genre Art.


~Debbie Flood

Saturday, September 10, 2011

This is a painting that I did while in college of my pony, Patches.  It is currently in the collection of my sister, who has a virtual gallery of my works in her home.  This one is the largest at about 36x48 if I'm not mistaken.  Patches' main claim to fame in our family is that I used to confuse the day of his death with my husband's birthday as they are two days apart.  I have learned.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Horse Painting Splashing in the Rain by Texas Artist Laurie Pace

Wishful thinking in the horse painting entitled Splashing in the Rain by Texas Artist Laurie Pace.

18 x 24 Inches Oil on Canvas    
 ©Laurie Pace    Graphics One Design 1998-2011  
Contact me for your own commissioned painting: Laurie    

Friesian Stallion Four, charcoal equine drawing by Carol Engles

10 x 14 charcoal drawing on paper.

California Abstract Artist Carol Engles

Friday, September 2, 2011

June Towill Brown Selected to Design Sculpture for Tahoe Roundabout.



June Towill Brown to Tie Indigenous Theme to Transportation Safety Project

(INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev.) July 22, 2011 – With the 2012 completion of a new, safe roundabout entry into Incline Village at Highway 28 and Mount Rose, residents and visitors will be welcomed with a central display reflective of the artistic interpretation, imagination and skills of June Towill Brown.

The Incline Village resident was chosen from a field of accomplished artists who submitted their concepts to the Gateway Committee, a group of local residents working with the Tahoe Transportation District (TTD) to introduce and familiarize the project and its benefits throughout the community. Brown’s proposed design reflected the ideas that came to the table during the Incline Gateway community outreach program.

“In addition to providing a transportation and safety solution for the area, the roundabout will provide a sense of arrival,” said Carol Hasty, District Manager, Tahoe Transportation District. “By keeping vehicles moving, it also reduces emissions and particulates that impact water quality and clarity -- transportation systems are attributable to 70% of clarity issues at Lake Tahoe.”

Brown’s design concept includes bronze sculptures of indigenous animals scattered throughout granite rocks. The $120,000 budget – most from anticipated private donations - includes sculpture materials, bronze application, construction, installation and annual maintenance. The artist is donating her sculpting time and design for the entire project. The fundraising effort is with the Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation and the Incline Village Public Art Fund, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization. The Committee has finalized the plans for the fundraising effort which will include public visibility - on a monument supporting public art - for those who choose to support the community’s first Public Art project. “Donations of all levels, including sponsorship of specific animals, are welcome and are tax-deductible,” said Committee member, Don Kanare. For more information about donating to the new public art project, contact Kanare at 775-745-5820. (MORE)

Incline Gateway Moving Forward, Artist Selected

The concept for the new roundabout started in 2001 ago during a community visioning meeting when Don Kanare, Jim Clark and Jim Nowlin (original members of the Gateway Committee) and local residents identified a variety of issues at the busy intersection. The initial discussion included the overall concept, traffic control, water and air quality and a more attractive entrance for Lake Tahoe’s north shore.

Brown is the founder of J.T. Brown Sculptures and is a distinguished member of the International Equine Artists and Woman Artists of the West. She is well known for her art throughout the United States and for the past 15 years has created works of art to appreciate and preserve the character and beauty of cultures, characters and their stories. “I am honored to have been selected for our community’s first public art project,” said Brown. “I look forward to creating an elegant Gateway that uniquely reflects the mountain personality of our community and the nature that surrounds us throughout Lake Tahoe.”

The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) is partnering with TTD, Washoe County and Incline Village General Improvement District on the task and will commence construction on the Incline Gateway summer 2011 with its final completion set for September, 2012.

For more information about the Gateway project, visit or call the TTD at 775-589-5500.

For more information about the artist, visit or call 775-831-1313.