Wednesday, November 22, 2017

November 2017 newsletter

News from Barb Mowery Fine Art

The answer is yes, yes, and yes! The question was, “Barb, do you have any art for sale?” I was shocked because I feel like I am shouting it from the rooftops. But the reality is that I need to provide a roadmap. In this month’s newsletter I will spell it out: what’s available, where to shop, and how to find deals. Read on…

First: The Big Painting Sale

If you are committed to shop small this holiday season, then think big: it's the annual Big Painting Sale at Bishop's Stock on Small Biz Saturday! Several gallery artists are offering large work at a deep discount for one day. It's time to fill that wall space over your couch with something really special, like, perhaps, my painting "Trio" shown above (marked down from $1,300 to $800). The gallery has other deals lined up that day: discounted wine baskets, raffles, and a jewelry sale. That's this Sat, Nov 25, 11a-6p.
*** Update: "Trio" is sold. ***

Next: Etsy Shop Filled to the Gills

If you’re not being regularly bludgeoned by my social media posts, then please look at my Etsy shop. It has a new look, a short intro video, and now 50 available paintings on the virtual shelves. You will need to order by Nov 28th to guarantee delivery by Hanukkah and by Dec 11th to guarantee delivery by Christmas. If you see something listed as "unframed" and would like me to frame it for you, please ask. I have extra frames here, and I'm glad to do that for you and adjust the price and all that jazz. I love to make holiday magic happen!

Finally: Studio Sweep Sale

And if you have been waiting for a sale, my only discounted artwork this holiday season--20 paintings--will be at Bishop's Stock. These are all tree paintings, mostly unframed, and marked down by 33%. The Studio Sweep Sale opens on Fri, Dec 1st, 5-8pm, and continues through the end of Jan. But this is a really popular event, stocked by many of the gallery artists, so you will want to shop early for the best selection.

*** Happy Thanksgiving! ***

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Friday, November 10, 2017

A look at my painting process

I had a rare, kid-free day today. So I made a little video introduction (1 minute) for my Etsy shop. In it I share my painting process, from inspiration photo through finished artwork. The painting "Short-timers" is a recent painting from my "Close to Home" series of suburban landscapes. And the title refers to our favorite neighbors who are retiring to Texas next year. Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Big in Maryland

A funny thing happened when I checked Facebook one final time before bed last night. My friend Meghan--and I totally thought she was playing a joke on me--told me that my painting "Summer Solstice" was on the Maryland State Tourism website advertising holiday art fairs.


Several minutes of confused clicking and scrolling later, I found it. There's my painting with information about the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) Marketplace. I participate in the Marketplace, so that makes sense.

What a surprise, and so cool!

The Marketplace is a fun place to browse to see what creative Marylanders are making and  performing on stage. And if you are committed to Shop Small this holiday season, then it's a good place to start.

If you're looking for "Summer Solstice," I sent it across the Bay to Bishop's Stock a few days ago. And it is available! Contact Ann Coates for details (410-632-3555).

Monday, October 23, 2017

Challenge accepted

My friend Maureen drew me into the 7 Day Black and White Challenge. It's going around on Facebook and Instagram right now. You post a black and white photo of your life each day for a week without any people pictured or explanations. And each day you invite another friend to participate.

These are my 7 photos. I definitely bring a painter's sensibility to my camera. My favorite of the week is the stack of pillows. But my dog holds a special place in my heart--I wanted it to look like she was a calligraphic character floating on the page. Ack, no explanations! Sorry, sorry. Sheesh, it's way harder for me to shut up than it is to take pics.