Monday, January 31, 2011

International Women Celebrate!

Circle Of Friends
24" x 24" Oil on wrapped canvas
SOLD

I am thrilled to be a part of the upcoming show International Women Celebrate! at the AyrSpace Gallery in Ayr, Ontario, Canada.  The exhibit celebrates the centenary of International Women's Day and shows the work of over 100 women from around the world.  I painted "Circle Of Friends" in early December and am packing it up this week for shipping.

When thinking about what to paint for this event I kept thinking about women throughout history and women around the globe sharing stories, sharing their lives, sharing tea.  How this sharing often is, or was, around a table, around a fire, in a sewing circle, in a group, but, with a circle of friends.  The show opens in early March and lasts five weeks.  If you're going to be in Ayr, Ontario I hope you'll attend.  Part of the proceeds from the sale of the paintings will go to orphans in Haiti.

27 comments:

AutumnLeaves said...

This is a lovely painting and so well intimates at your thoughts. I think it is...Dana Cooper?...also participating in this event and it sounds phenomenal. Congratulations for having your work accepted to what sounds like a most prestigious show!

Susan Roux said...

This is wonderful Pam! Congrats on being in this show. Your subject is perfect for the event!

art2cee2 said...

Beautiful! :-)

Debbi Smith Rourke said...

Congrats!! This is a fabulous painting and so excited for you to be participating in this wonderful event. Thanks for sharing the info before - wish I had acted on it. But now I am working full time at Dell so my painting time has been shortened. I did paint last night.

Lori Bonanni said...

Beautiful lighting on this! Congrats on being accepted into the show!

Dana Cooper said...

I love your interpretation for this show Pam, the circle of friends idea will resonate for all...beautiful!

Pam Holnback said...

Sherry, Thank you. Yes, Dana is also in the show.

Thank you Susan, I loved that there was a sort of theme. Really got me thinking.

Crystal, Thank you!

Thank you Debbi, It is hard when you work to find time for painting. Just enjoy the time you do find.

Lori, Thanks. I'm excited to be in a show so far away.

Thank yo so much Dana!

Rick Nilson said...

excellent.

Celeste Vaught said...

Pam, this tells a story beautifully - so well named. Congratulations on this achievement! It's a lovely, lovely painting.

Cathyann said...

What a great solution to the theme. Hope someone snaps this up. The red surrounding the turquoise and white is indicative of the warmth of a gathering. Nicely handled, Pam.

David Westerfield said...

Congratulations on the show and I like your "circle."

Pam Holnback said...

Rick, Thank you so much!

Thank you so much Celeste! I liked having the time to think about all of this for a while before starting the painting. It made it easy to portray the story.

Cathyann, Thank you. I too, hope someone snaps this up! The colors did work well on my table.

Thank you David!

Linda K. Nickles said...

This is a beautiful painting . . . congratulations!

Linda K. Nickles said...

This is a beautiful painting . . . congratulations!

Linda K. Nickles said...

This is a beautiful painting . . . Congratulations!

Nancy B. Hartley said...

Pam, Love the painting, love the idea behind it, and love the purpose of the exhibit! Congrats, and wish that I could be there!

Natalie Italiano said...

Beautiful piece, Pam. Congratulations on being in this show. I love all of the teacups and creamers.

Janie B said...

Thanks for your visit to my blog and your comment. Hope you will return soon. I am sure I could learn a lot from you about teaching art. I've only been at it 3 years (and I'm 59 years old). I taught 3rd grade before that for many years. I love teaching art to kids. They are open for just about anything.

Barbara M. said...

Hi Pam,

I hope you are going to be there. I'd love to meet you! The painting is absolutely beautiful, and perfect too. We women are a civilized bunch.

XOBarbara

Nicki said...

Hi Pam,

I didn't realize you were part of the collaboration! Congratulations! This painting is wonderful and it is true... one of my favorite things to do is gather with my sisters, girlfriends and mom to visit, laugh and sometimes cry.

I just booked my tickets with air miles- I'm going for the artist's weekend preview! I can't wait- I'll get to see your work in person.

Nicki

Pam Holnback said...

Linda, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

Thank you Nancy, I wish that I could be there, too!

Natalie, Thanks. I love all the teacups, too. I'm glad to be using them for this particular venue.

Thank you Janie. Yes, teaching art is about the greatest job there is! I loved just about ever minute of it!

Barbara, Thank you. Sadly, I am not going to be able to travel so far. But, I will be there in spirit. Maybe this could become a traveling international show!

Thank you Nicki, So great that you can get to the show! What a great use of miles.. Please take and post lots of photos!

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Congrats on the show! Your painting looks like a party waiting for the guests to arrive, no doubt a group of ladies. I love scenes that suggest the human element without the humans in it.

Kelley Sanford said...

Fabulous painting,Pam. Congratulations on the show, I hope it's a smashing success.

Pam Holnback said...

Katherine, Thanks so much. It was fun setting this scene up! I should have invited some ladies over we I finished painting!

Thank you Kelley, I hope it's a success, too. For me, this piece was successful, so that's really important.

Marian Fortunati said...

Now THIS IS ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!!!!

WOW WOW WOW!!!! Congratulations on a wonderful painting and on helping others!

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

Congratulations on the show I love the painting and the title.

Pam Holnback said...

Marian, Thank you so, so much!!

Irit, Thank you!!!