Dillen Art Updates

Well, it has taken a couple of years, but I finally revised my website. Thanks to McBride Marketing Group located in Melbourne, FL I have a new website. Periodically, I will update you with my latest paintings, art happenings, and topics of interest.

This fall has been very rewarding. In August I taught a Drawing and Figure Drawing class at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. I love going there to take classes and/or teach. I have either taken classes or taught there since 1982. What a great place for renewal, inspiration and stimulation!

September, Rick and I traveled to Shawnee, OK to celebrate with artist friends Fran Hardy and Bob Demboski, creators of “Earth Chronicles Project, The Arist’s Process:Oklahoma” and Dane Pollei, director of the Mabee-Gerrer Art Museum the opening of an exhibit Fran curated and the debut of their PBS documentary. Check out Fran’s blog and see how their documentary series is developing at: http://earthchroniclesproject.blogspot.com/

In October, Florida Today arts writer, Pam Harbaugh featured my involvement in the Eau Gallie Arts District in an article entitled “Artist Nancy Baur Dillen adores Eau Gallie district’s village vibe”. Florida Today 2012.09.30

October and November I taught drawing for three days to Delia Lancaster’s 7th and 8th grade art classes at St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Palm Bay. The invitation to teach was based on a Target grant she received to bring in “real” artists to work with her students in various forms of art. Each day I taught the students a variety of drawing techniques and concepts like gesture, positive and negative shapes, and contour line drawing with edge shading. The students enjoyed the new ways of seeing everyday objects and their work reflected their discoveries. Click on this link to a pdf of the school’s newsletter, and you will find an article about me on page 3, and photos of the students’ work on page 9. http://dillenart.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/November-2012.pdf

Blackberry WinterMid November, my oil painting Blackberry Winter was included in the 3rd Annual Juried Exhibition at the Florida Museum for Women Artists in DeLand, FL. The work will be on display through January 12, 2013. The museum’s website has the juror’s statement and examples of work displayed. Join me from 1-3 p.m on Saturday, December 1st when a gallery talk will be presented. Plus, there is nothing like seeing the work in person. Road trip anyone! http://www.floridamuseumforwomenartists.org/exhibitions/current-exhibitions-2/

Another totally different surprise… Rick and I were asked to be a part of an advertisement promoting a new “senior resort” Victoria’s Landing opening in May, 2013 in the Eau Gallie area. Check it out, but don’t blink the first few seconds. You might miss us!

That’s all for now. Have a great holiday season!