I was asked to be an artist representative on the committee to make the final selection of a 30-foot mural for the City of Santa Clara Office Building. I reluctantly agreed, although I hate to judge my peers. Kathleen Nielsen headed the committee and did a great job of pre-selection. We all came together only after the final three applicants were selected. I was blown away when I found out who they were — all well-known and top-level artists. All their presentations were incredible, but in the end artist Julie Rogers was given the commission. It seemed so brutal to select only one with the quality of work they all presented. I don’t want to do that again.
CHARLES HARRINGTON ACRYLIC WORKSHOP IN HURRICANE, UTAH
Artist Charles Harrington presented a painting workshop for the Hurricane Arts Group this week. He spoke to a larger group tonight about his methods of painting Acrylic landscapes, using a typical watercolor technique. He has won numerous awards from American Watercolor Society, Watercolor USA, and many others and authored a book for Northlight Press on his unique methods. He was presented with one of my “Mukuntuweap” books as a gift. I enjoyed meeting him and enjoying his wonderful talent.