Category Archives: Box Factory for the Arts

Headline of the day…

These two managed to worm their way into this year’s MAAC (Michiana Annual Art Competition) at the Box Factory for the Arts in St. Joseph, Michigan–YAY! This makes the third year in a row my paintings have been accepted (after … Continue reading

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A little painting and a little news

I like to keep my Aquabord™ titles to only one word–don’t ask why, just some arbitrary decision I made years ago–which is how this one came to be titled “Joy”. I finished it over a month ago but it was … Continue reading

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An offer I can’t refuse

It turns out that the Box Factory paid off a double dividend. The curator of the Gallery at the Inn at Harbor Shores also saw my painting at the MAAC show and thought it would be neat to fill their … Continue reading

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SOLD!! Woo-hoo!!

This is the painting that was accepted into the Box Factory for the Arts annual Michiana Area Art Contest. It didn’t win any “awards”, but this one sold! That’s the biggest validation I could expect from a competition/show. I’m happy … Continue reading

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Finally final

This photo more accurately represents what the painting really looks like than the previous photos which were just quick shots in natural daylight. The colors are more subtle here, not because I did anything to make them that way but … Continue reading

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Head in the clouds–still

Finished up Skypads 3 a couple of days ago but haven’t made the final photo under controlled light yet. Nevertheless, here’s a quick shot in daylight with me standing on a footstool to get high enough to photo the slanted … Continue reading

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The Box Factory reception

This evening the Box Factory for the Arts in St. Joseph, Michigan held a reception for its latest exhibit, the Michiana Annual Art Competition (of which I am a part). There was lots of food and a few awards. I … Continue reading

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