The 4th Annual GROW Forth! Show

Paintings by Marilyn Fenn and ceramics by Michael Merritt
Paintings by Marilyn Fenn and ceramics by Michael Merritt

The 4th Annual GROW Forth!  art exhibition and fund-raiser for Urban Patchwork was a great success and a lot of fun.  A lot of art got sold; I had four pieces that found new homes.  đź™‚  Thanks to everyone who came out; to everyone who helped with the preparations, the event, the setup and breakdown; to the other artists, who made hanging the show and viewing the show so much fun; and thanks especially to Anne Woods for her masterful organizing of this amazing one-night event!

P.S.  To Paige Hill and all the farmers of Urban Patchwork — thanks for the delicious organic veggies!

Fine print: no animals or vegetables were harmed and no production babies were born during the production of this event (that I know of); we did, however, have one doggie heart attack, one head wound, and one appendicitis!  And one tiny painting slightly damaged.

View photos below:

New Work: Food Forest

"Food Forest" Acrylic on canvas 24" x 30" © 2012 Marilyn Fenn
“Food Forest” Acrylic on canvas 24″ x 30″ © 2012 Marilyn Fenn

I really enjoyed painting this new work of three artichokes in three stages of growth as seen in an urban food forest.  It’s my first return to acrylics on canvas in 4 years, and — as seems to happen so often when I switch mediums — the change causes some unexpected and delightful creative things to occur.  I’m quite pleased with the result.  🙂

This painting will be part of my work at the one-night-only 4th Annual GROW Forth! art show benefiting Urban Patchwork Neighborhood Farms here in Austin, happening this Saturday.

More info on the show is available on the Facebook Event page.  I will be showing with five other Austin artists: metal sculptor Anne Woods, photographer and painter Ann Woodall, painter Pat Strong, ceramic artist Michael Merritt, and mixed media artist Stephanie Rubiano.  Come join us!

Art Opening This Saturday Night

Grow Forth invitation

GROW Forth!

Art Opening

Saturday night, July 21st
8pm until midnight
at 907 East 54th Street
Austin, TX, 78751

I will be one of six artists showing our work for the one night only 4th Annual GROW Forth! art show.   Also showing will be metal sculptor Anne Woods, photographer and painter Ann Woodall, painter Pat Strong, ceramic artist Michael Merritt, and mixed media artist Stephanie Rubiano.

A portion of the proceeds from this show will benefit Urban Patchwork, an Austin-based non-profit urban farm.  Dripping Springs Vodka has graciously offered to sponsor our show. 

More info on the show is available on the Facebook Event page.

Please come and help us celebrate Urban Patchwork Neighborhood Farms with art, food, drink, and friends!