Friday, May 7, 2021

May 2021 Newsletter

 

Dear friends,

First, I'd like to give a warm welcome to the people I met at Annmarie Garden's Artists in Action event (and the Fairy Festival) a few weeks ago--I'm so glad you're here!

Tonight, Annmarie Garden is hosting an After Hours event from 5-7pm with live music, food trucks, a cash bar, and exciting artwork!

The Still Life exhibition at the Staunton Augusta Art Center closes tomorrow, May 8th, so this is your last chance to visit. 

And my website *finally* got a facelift. Let me know what you think!

All the details are below. 

Love,

Barb

P.S. Artists in Action was fantastic, and I have a new project in the works. I will update you on these in a week or 2.


"Municipal Parking" by Barb Mowery

After Hours Reception

You are invited to Annmarie After Hours tonight (May 7th) from 5-7pm to celebrate the current gallery shows! The main gallery features work by Artists in Action participants (like me), and upstairs, you’ll find the On Paper show (also me). Come for an evening of great art, live music, delicious food, and a cash bar.

  *  Masks required inside

  *  Suggested donation of $5/person

  *  Members free

  *  Reservations are not required


"Morning Watch" by Barb Mowery

Still Life: Recent Work by Regional Artists

The "Still Life" exhibition at the Staunton Augusta Art Center in Staunton, VA, closes tomorrow. I was so pleased to have my 4 paintings included. Thank you so much to everyone who made it out to the show & sent me photos!

Exhibition 

April 2 – May 8, 2021

https://www.saartcenter.org/

 

One of Barb Mowery's monotype prints in the On Paper show

On Paper: Printmaking, Book Arts & Beyond

I have 4 monotypes in the "On Paper" exhibition at Annmarie Garden, now through September 26th, in Solomons, MD. The show has many online extras:  

Video demo of me monotype printing - HERE

Other artist demonstration videos (click link & scroll down) - HERE

See all the artwork in the show - HERE

Take a video tour of the exhibition - HERE

Exhibition

February 20 – September 26, 2021

https://www.annmariegarden.org

 

Website update!

Website Update

I finally updated my website. Click around & let me know what you think!

http://www.barbmowery.com

Monday, March 1, 2021

March 2021 Newsletter

Dear friends,

My painting life seems to be feast or famine, so it is with a grateful heart that I invite you to my April art banquet! I will have artwork in 2 exhibitions and will return to Artists in Action at Annmarie Garden for a week. All the details are below. Happy Spring!

Love,

Barb

Barb's monotype prints in the On Paper exhibition

On Paper: Printmaking, Book Arts & Beyond

I have 4 monotypes in the "On Paper" exhibition at Annmarie Garden, now through September 26th, in Solomons, MD. The show has many online extras:  

Video demo of me monotype printing - HERE

Other artist demonstration videos (click link & scroll down) - HERE

See all the artwork in the show - HERE

Take a video tour of the exhibition - HERE

Exhibition

February 20 – September 26, 2021

https://www.annmariegarden.org

 

"Garden Reflections" painting by Barb Mowery

Still Life: Recent Work by Regional Artists

I am pleased to have been invited to participate in the "Still Life" exhibition at the Staunton Augusta Art Center from April 2nd - May 8th, in Staunton, Virginia. My 4 paintings in this are new--like, I painted them within the past month NEW. The opening reception is Friday, April 2nd, 5-7pm.

Opening Reception

Friday, April 2nd, 5-7pm

Exhibition 

April 2 – May 8, 2021

https://www.saartcenter.org/

 

Annmarie Garden

Artists in Action

I am participating in the 2021 Artists in Action Program at Annmarie Garden from April 10th - 18th (but not the 15th) in Solomons, MD. I will be painting outdoors around the grounds all day every day. Fingers crossed for nice weather! Come see what I'm working on. I have 4 landscape paintings on display in the main gallery, too.

On Site

April 10 – 18, 2021 

(not April 15th!)

https://www.annmariegarden.org

 

Paintings for sale!

Shameless Commerce

All 12 of my paintings on display at Annmarie Garden (410-326-4640) and the Staunton Augusta Art Center (540-885-2028) in April are available for purchase. Please contact the respective galleries to purchase. They love happy collectors & are glad to ship artwork to new homes.

Friday, February 19, 2021

February 2021 Newsletter

You are invited to the 'On Paper' show at Annmarie Garden opening this weekend. Visit in person or virtually. Read on for details… 


"On Paper" show at Annmarie Garden

Dear friends,

I am honored and pleased to have 4 artworks included in the ‘On Paper’ juried exhibition at Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center. The show opens this weekend in The Kay Daugherty Gallery. 


This extraordinary exhibit features over 90 works. You may visit to tour the exhibit during normal visiting hours – Saturday 10am-5pm or Sunday Noon-5pm. Masks and social distancing are required to visit the gallery.


Or, visit annmariegarden.org for a virtual tour, videos from participating artists, and more! Follow @annmariesarts on Instagram as they acknowledge some of the many participating artists and give sneak peeks of this beautiful new exhibit.

Love,

Barb

On Paper: Printmaking, Book Arts & Beyond

Opening Celebration

February 20 & 21, 2021


Exhibition

February 20 – September 26, 2021

Please observe appropriate safety measures when visiting.


13740 Dowell Road

Solomons, Maryland 20688

https://www.annmariegarden.org

410-326-4640


A short video about how I made the 4 monotype prints in the "On Paper" exhibition.

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

January 2021 Newsletter


In which I reopen my shop, slash prices, have a flood, rebuild, burn stuff, make plans & whew, that seems like enough for 1 newsletter. Read on…

After the Flood Sale!


After the Flood Sale!

In honor of (finally) reopening my shop today, I'm having a pop up sale!

* 50% off all framed paintings

* 50% off all big unframed paintings on paper

* more than 50% off small unframed paintings

* free US shipping included

* sale runs through January 31st

Happy New Year!

Love,

Barb

Shop the SALE

Pandemic Shipping Policy

NEW! Shipping Policy

A) I only ship on Fridays to minimize the number of trips I make to the Post Office.

B) I ship artwork via USPS Priority Mail, fully insured. 

C) But I have no control over items in transit, their progress, or their delivery date. It is unreasonable to expect this of me. We are in the middle of a global pandemic and a USPS service crisis. And so…

D) An item needs to be missing for 8 weeks (from the ship date) before I launch an USPS investigation or discuss a refund. If something has truly been lost in shipping, I want to hear about it.


Before & After the Flood Pics

After the Flood

Back in November, our basement--where I have my painting studio--flooded. Many hours of work and a trip to Ikea later, it's much, much nicer. Check it out!

Burning damaged artwork

End of Year Bonfire

While the worst damage was to flooring, doors & supplies, the flood did destroy more than 50 artworks. They were mainly sentimental losses, like paintings & engravings I made in college & early 20s. I gave them a toasty send-off in the fire pit. Seemed like a fitting end for 2020.


Bishop's Stock is open

Bishop's Stock

Did you know that Bishop’s Stock is open Thursday through Saturday, from 11a to 5p? If you want to come on a different day, you may make an appointment to visit. Please mask-up & practice appropriate Covid safety. And if you are not nearby, they ship. Super convenient! Contact the gallery for more info (410-632-3555).

Last chance to order 2021 Calendar

Last Call

The 2021 tree calendars will be available through the end of the month. Order HERE.


Want to have first dibs on new artwork and sales?

Guess what? My newsletter subscribers had a whole extra week to shop before I announced the sale to the world. That could be you....sign up today!

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Updated Shipping Policy for the Pandemic

Time for some real talk, friends.

I am planning to reopen the online shop in the next few weeks. I also plan to continue shipping artwork via USPS Priority Mail. But yesterday I received several Christmas cards postmarked Dec 7 and 8. And the day before I received a message from a customer irate that they hadn't received a coffee mug ordered around that same time, demanding a refund. 

I have zero control over the progress of items in the custody of the mail service, nor do I have a crystal ball that gives me double-secret tracking info. It is unreasonable for a collector to expect this of me.


Here is my firm boundary:

An item in transit needs to be missing for 8 weeks before I launch a search or discuss a refund. Period. No exceptions. We are in the middle of a global pandemic and a USPS service crisis. 


The available options for collectors are: 

1) to wait to purchase artwork until after those situations are resolved;

2) to purchase artwork online now, and bear with reality; or

3) to put on a mask, visit Bishop's Stock, and purchase artwork in person.


The bottom line is that I received my Christmas cards. The slow-shipping mug is going to arrive at the unhappy person's house eventually. And the logjam at USPS will clear. Please be patient with the world and people in it, as we're all in uncharted waters. I think that's all.