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Invitation to the 2013 Abend Gallery Holiday Miniature Show

Come join the artists on December 7 for the opening reception and enjoy the wonderful and diverse artwork! Happy Holidays everyone!

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There's Still Time


"All the Vernal Green", 24" x 30", Oil on panel

There are still three days to catch the full solo exhibition of my work at Abend Gallery.  Please consider a visit to the gallery to view the paintings before the show closes and paintings are shipped out to collectors. The solo show has been such a wonderful experience and I'm grateful to the gallery, those who made the trip to see the show, and to collectors who purchased artwork. Thank you!

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Opening Night - Solo Exhibition

(Photo courtesy of Abend Gallery)

Last Friday (Jan. 18) was the opening night of my solo exhibition at Abend Gallery and what a blast! A gorgeous gallery space, good crowd, great conversations with collectors and artists, red dots -- all the good stuff one hopes for. Abend did such a brilliant job of hanging the show and I couldn't be more pleased with how the space looks. I was also really pleased that artwork sold from each of the categories exhibited - oil paintings, mixed media abstracts & works on paper. That has given me such encouragement to continue on my path.

Online Show Images here.

A great big thank you to family and collectors who flew in for the show! And thanks also to wonderful friends and artist pals who showed up to offer courage and support the show. I also appreciated the thumbs up from people both before and the after the show who couldn't attend but I felt them in spirit. Several artists (some I knew and some I enjoyed meeting for the first time) from the other show, Bold New West, popped over to see the artwork and say hi - thank you! To the collectors who bought artwork, thank you so much for your belief in my art.

At times, I could feel myself, in my excitement, talking a bit too fast and perhaps not conveying everything I wanted to in a perfectly coherent manner (it all sounds so good in your head and not so much when it pops out of your mouth - LOL), but I hope that next time I need to schmooze, I'll remember to just relax and BREATHE.

The gang at Abend made the entire half-year process an easy one and they have my deep appreciation and gratitude. We make a good team!

The show runs until February 28, so if you are in Denver, please head to the gallery and check out the artwork in both shows.

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Article in American Art Collector Magazine


Gate & Cherry Blossom, Mixed Media on Paper

The January 2013 edition of American Art Collector Magazine has a two-page show preview article on moi (pgs 112 - 113). Thank you so much to the great gang at AAC! Love the article and images. Also saw the invitation today as well and it looks wonderful too! I'm excited for the opening on January 18 at Abend Gallery! So many exclamations! LOL

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Selected Works on Paper in Solo Show, Jan. 18 - Abend Gallery, Denver

A selection of works on paper will hang alongside my oil landscape paintings and mixed media abstract "Soiled Dove" paintings during my solo exhibition. I'm excited to see these small works framed and hanging on a gallery wall as I've always thought of them as quite an intimate and personal part of my process. They are all 8" x 8" mixed media on archival paper and framed in a simple white, contemporary frame.

The exhibition runs from Jan. 18 - Feb. 28 at Abend Gallery in Denver. Show preview here.

*I  love Picasa's photo collage feature! It makes showing a grouping of works so easy!

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Solo Exhibition, Abend Gallery, Jan. 18 - Feb. 28, Denver CO

Please come say hello and view my new paintings and selected works-on-paper in the new year. Three of the new works have already sold. The show runs from January 18 - February 28 at Abend Gallery in Denver, CO.  Hope to see you there!

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Red Friday


Black Mesa: Red Cliffs

Last night was the opening of the annual holiday miniature show at Abend Gallery in Denver. It's always such great fun to see all the wonderful small artworks and to exchange holiday wishes with fellow artists and collectors. Lots of red dots made for a happy mood for many artists, me included (two sold before the doors even opened - fun! And another sold later that night). The show runs to the end of December, so don't miss it!

And if that wasn't festive enough.... three paintings from my upcoming solo show (Jan. 18 - Feb. 28) also sold yesterday. The show preview is now available (more artwork will be added) at link.  Pre-sales are a true blessing in that it takes away some of the jitters and lets me just relax and enjoy the upcoming exhibition. Thank you Collector(s)! 

So, yesterday will be known as Red Friday in my book from now on. *happy grin*

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Winter Miniature Show, December 2012, Abend Gallery, Denver, CO

Hope to see you there!

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Winter Miniature Show, December 2012, Abend Gallery, Denver, CO


"Wait", 8" x 10", oil on panel

Where did this year ago?! I can't believe it's already time for one of my favorite shows of the year - the annual Winter Miniature Show at Abend Gallery (preview the show at link). This year, I have six small paintings in the exhibit. Come down and see all the amazing small artworks by an incredible array of artists and styles. Opening night is December 7 and the show runs until December 29. Really fun show!

"Red in Rain", oil on cradled panel, 8" x 8"

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Who Has Two Thumbs ....


...and is preparing for a solo show in early 2013? Why, that would be moi. I'm delighted to announce that Abend Gallery will host a solo show of my new work. The exact date is still to be determined and I will post when it is set, but it's likely sometime in January 2013. I'm pretty chuffed!

Time to get painting at warp speed.

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All Gallery Show, Abend Gallery in Denver


Windswept, 24" x 30", Oil on cradled panel

Delighted that the three paintings shown in this post will be available at the All Gallery Show, Abend Gallery from April 20 - May 19, 2012. If you are in the area, please visit the gallery to view all the wonderful artwork by a diverse group of artists.

Shimmer, 16" x 20", Oil on cradled panel

Shimmer II, 16" x 20", Oil on cradled panel

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Painting Accepted into Expressions West, Coos Art Museum


Night Fall, 30" x 30", Oil on Canvas

I was delighted to find out today that my painting, Night Fall has been accepted into the Expressions West 2012 juried exhibition at the Coos Art Museum in Coos Bay, Oregon. 64 works by 48 artists will be exhibited from April 27 - June 30, 2012. It's a wonderful show and I'm honored to be included.

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2011 Holiday Miniature Show - Abend Gallery, Denver

If you are in the area, head down to Abend Gallery for their annual holiday miniature show beginning Dec. 2, 2011. It's one of my favorite shows of the year and a great opportunity to acquire wonderful small artworks from an incredibly diverse group of artists. Great show!

My work has also been included in the December issue of American Art Collector  as one of the featured artists for the show (page 163). Once I get a photo or a PDF, I'll post it.

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Invitational Show, Meyer Metro Gallery, Houston, Sept. - Nov. 2011


A couple of months ago, I received an invitation from the Meyer Metro Gallery in Houston, Texas to show some of my work in their upcoming Small Works and West Coast wine show. What a delightful opportunity that came out of the blue! Meyer Metro is a small gallery with big punch -- their artists are wonderful, so I'm honored that my work will hang alongside theirs.

My painting, "Lorca's Black Vase" is shown on the invitation below.

If you are in the Houston area September through November 2011, please stop by the gallery and check out the art.

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Solo Show, Watts Fine Art Gallery, June 2011

My solo show opened at the Watts Fine Art Gallery on June 3 and what a wonderful night! The gallery is in the charming town of Zionsville (part of greater Indianapolis). Zionsville is an arts destination center in the area and I highly recommend visiting it -- great galleries, wine shops, restaurants, etc. 

I met a lot of really wonderful people and enjoyed talking with them about my art in the show and my painting process. The gallery itself looked fantastic! The wall sculptures interpersed in between some of my paintings are by Indiana artist, James Campbell. I love his work and I certainly found a new friend in he and his lovely wife.

The next day I demonstrated my painting process and so enjoyed that experience. I'll post more on that once I get all the photos together.

All-in-all, it was a delightful weekend. The show continues throughout June, so if you are in the area, please drop by the gallery and take a look.

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Solo Show at Watts Fine Art Gallery, Opening Night June 3


Hilltop Nocturne, 36" x 36", Oil on Canvas

Please come by and say hello and see my new pieces in person during my solo show at Watts Fine Art Gallery in Zionsville, Indiana. Show runs throughout June. Opening night is June 3 and I'll be doing a demo at the gallery on June 4. Hope to see you there!

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Go see the Abend Gallery Group Show, May 6, Opening Night

Enjoy the art and the artists at the show opening. Show runs to the end of June.

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Landscape Show - Abend Gallery, Denver - July 2010

Just delivered these three paintings to Abend Gallery for the annual Landscape Show starting July 21.



"Sky Lake", 36" x 48", Oil on Canvas


"Sundown", 20" x 20", Oil on Canvas



"Nocturne in Green", 24" x 24", Oil on Canvas

It's a great show every year, so please come down and check it out.

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May 2010 Still Life Show - Abend Gallery, Denver


"Lorca's Black Vase", Oil

My painting, "Lorca's Black Vase" will be in the Abend Gallery Still Life Show beginning May 21, 2010. 


If you are in the area, pop in and check out the great art! 

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Contemporary Landscape Show - Southwind Gallery


Serenissimo, 30" x 30", Oil

Two of my paintings are included in the Contemporary Landscape show at the Southwind Gallery, in Topeka, Kansas in February. It should be a very dynamic show and if you are in the Topeka area, check it out.


 


"Frontera", 12" x 12", Oil on Canvas

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19th Ann. Miniature Show at Abend Gallery: Pre-Sales



Wow, what a great day! Five of the seven small works I put into the Abend Gallery 19th Annual Holiday Miniature Show sold today with the other two on hold (and the show doesn't officially open until Friday evening, Dec. 4).



That's a whole heckuvalotta fun for an artist.

Thank you to the collectors! I wish you all a wonderful holiday season and an even better year ahead.

The opening, like all openings at Abend, should be fun -- lots of wonderful art and artists in attendance. Come by and say hello and check the show out!



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Opening for 19th Ann. Winter Miniature Show, Abend Gallery, Denver



The 19th Annual Winter Miniature Show at Abend Gallery in Denver, CO opens this Friday, Dec. 4th and runs to the end of the month. This year, I have seven small pieces in the show.

It's a great time to buy small works of art from your favorite gallery & guest artists. Hope to see you there.

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2009 Holiday Miniature Show at Abend Gallery, Denver, CO


5" x 5", Oil on canvas

I will be participating again in the 19th Annual Holiday Miniature Show at Abend Gallery in Denver, Colorado during the month of December.

The show is a great way to purchase your favorite gallery artist's work for the holidays.




For this year's show, I've created a series of seven small contemporary nocturnes; all framed in a custom black wood floater frame.


6" x 6", Oil on Canvas

Show Dates
Dec 4 - Dec 31, 2009
Opening Reception: Dec 4, 5-9pm


Gallery Info.
Abend Gallery

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Landscape Show - Abend Gallery, Denver, CO - April/May


Winter Moon, 24"x24", Oil on Canvas


Abend Gallery presents their spring Landscape Show beginning April 24th. Six of my new landscapes will be exhibited.

Also, I'll be giving a painting demonstration on Sunday, April 26, 12 - 3pm at the gallery.

If you are in the area, please drop by and see the show or say howdy during the demo!

Participating artists:
Dan Amoroso, Norman Cable, Stephen Day, Tim Deibler, Harold Deist, Marin Dobson, Bruce A. Gómez, David Harms, Nicole Hyde, Carolyn Miller, Warren Neary, Mikael Olson, Sandra Pratt, Jean Shom, Robert Spooner, Cheryl St. John, Gary Steffen, Darlene Wall

Demonstrations:
Saturday, Apr 25, 12-3 pm
Bruce A. Gómez, David Harms, Stephen Day, Warren Neary

Sunday, Apr, 26, 12 ? 3 pm
Nicole Hyde

Saturday, May 2, 12 ? 3 pm
Cheryl St. John, Jean Shom, Harold Deist, Marin Dobson

Saturday, May 9, 12-3 pm
Robert Spooner, Dan Amoroso

Cheryl St. John Watercolor Workshop:
May 7-8, 9-4pm



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Nomadas Del Arte Show - List of Winners


The winners of the Nomadas Del Arte Show are listed online.

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Nomadas Del Arte Exhibition - View the Show


"Broken Sky"


The online catalogue for the 2nd Annual Nomadas Del Arte is now available for viewing on the hosting gallery's website. To view, CLICK HERE.

The show opens on Friday, April 3 at the Southwest Gallery in Dallas, TX.


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Fresh Paint - New Works by Abend Gallery Artists Show


"Divina", 30" x 30" (used on invitation)


If you're in the Denver area, please visit Abend Gallery for the "Fresh Paint" - New Works by Gallery Artists Show. Three of my new pieces will be displayed.

Opening Reception: February 13, 5 - 9 pm
Show continues through March 14



Abend Gallery
2260 East Colfax Avenue
Denver
303-355-0950


Hope to see you there!

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Holiday Miniature Show Update


"Pentimento", 12" x 12", Oil on Canvas

I'm delighted to report that five of the six paintings I delivered to Abend Gallery for their Annual Holiday Miniature Show have already sold and the show is not even open yet!

On Black Friday alone, four paintings sold -- so, it seems that art collectors are still active despite the gloomy economic news.

Today I had to make an emergency delivery of four new paintings so I'd have something to show on opening night.

I am truly honored when someone takes one of my paintings into their homes. Many thanks! 
 
The show runs from December 5 - 31, 2008, with the opening this Friday from 5:00 - 9:00 pm.

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Winter Miniature Show, Abend Gallery, Denver


8" x 8", Oil on Canvas

Several of my paintings will be on exhibit and available for purchase at the 18th Annual Holiday Miniature Show at Abend Gallery in Denver, CO, December 5 - 31, 2008.

It's a great opportunity to purchase small works of original art by a diverse group of artists.

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Art for Life Auction, Abend Gallery


Highland Blue, 12" x 12"


Abend Gallery in Denver hosts the annual Art for Life Art Auction. My painting as shown is included in the show. Please support this great cause and add some wonderful art to your collection.

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PAAC Show, Award of Merit

Last night was the opening reception and awards ceremony for the 12th Annual Juried Members Show of Plein Air Artists Colorado. The event, held at Abend Gallery in Denver, runs from July 11 - July 26th.

I was delighted to learn that my painting, "Tierra Roja" was awarded an Award of Merit by master artist and awards juror, Ramon Kelley. And the painting also sold (and another one is on hold), so needless to say, I had a very good night! A big thanks to the buyer and I'm honored that you chose my piece.

Ta Dah!


I can't say enough good things about the show and the host, Abend Gallery. The caliber of art in the show is exceptional and Abend hung the show so beautifully that everyone was assured of having a great view of all the art. Many pieces sold on opening night and artists and collectors alike thoroughly enjoyed the evening.

There are painting demonstrations on Saturday, July 12 and July 19, and Ramon Kelley will be giving a talk on July 19 -- I'll definitely attend his lecture and encourage other Colorado artists to hear a master artist's perspective and painting experiences. And I want to see all the paintings again -- truly wonderful, diverse work.
 
A darn good art show!

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Ramon Kelley Lecture at Plein Air Artists Colorado Show


Events during the 12th Annual Plein Air Artists Colorado Members Show

Show: July 11 - July 26, 2008
Opening Reception: July 11, 5:00-9:00 pm
Location: Abend Gallery, 2260 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO, 303-355-0950

Plein Air Artists Colorado (PAAC), presents a juried show of their members' finest original paintings created "en plein air" in the past year, for sale at Abend Gallery, Denver, CO, July 11- 26, 2008.  Awards will be judged by Ramon Kelley.

There will be voting for an Artists' Choice Award and the public is invited to vote for a Peoples' Choice Award.

Admission is free.

Painting Demonstrations:
Abend Gallery: July 12, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Wes Hyde
Betty Kirin
Jeff Legg, OPAM

July 19 10:30am ? 1:00 pm
Stephanie Birdsall
Cecy Turner
Clive Tyler


Ramon Kelley Lecture:
Abend Gallery: July 19, 1:30pm ? 2:30pm

Please join us for a special one hour event.  Awards judge Ramon Kelley will discuss award winning paintings from the show as well as sign and answer questions about his book Portrait of the Artist.


"Cantaloupe" by Nicole Hyde (on exhibit at Abend Gallery during PAAC show)

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Exhibit of Expressions West 2008, Coos Art Museum


"Lorca's Black Vase" by Nicole Hyde

The artwork exhibited in the Expressions West 2008, Coos Art Museum is now available online. My painting is on Page 3.

The show is quite diverse each year which I find exciting, and it was interesting to read show juror Gary Faigin's comments.

And here's few pictures of the exhibit at Coos Art Museum.

I was delighted and honored to participate in this year's show and thank the organizers for their efforts to showcase the art of the west.

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12th Annual Plein Air Artists Colorado Show


"Tierra Roja"

Three of my paintings will be on exhibit and available for purchase at the 12th Annual Juried Members Show of Plein Air Artists Colorado at the Abend Gallery in Denver, Colorado during the month of July 2008.


Paintings in exhibit:
"Tierra Roja"
"Red Earth"
"Cantaloupe"

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Painting in the Coos Art Museum


Lorca's Black Vase

I'm pleased to announce that my painting, Lorca's Black Vase has been accepted into the Expressions West 2008 Exhibition at the Coos Art Museum in Coos Bay, Oregon, April 25 - July 5, 2008.

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Ad in Southwest Art Magazine


Please check out my ad in the April 2008 edition of Southwest Art Magazine, (pg. 59) for the Random Works Show at the Cultural Arts Council of Estes Park, March 2 - April 27, 2008. This fine art exhibition and sale is in support of national Women's History Month.

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Painting in Women's History Month Art Show


"Peanut Butter & Jammed"













My still-life oil painting, "Peanut Butter & Jammed" will be available for viewing and purchase at the 21st Annual Women's History Month Art Show held at the Cultural Arts Council of Estes Park, March 2 - April 27, 2008 in Estes Park, Colorado.

An excerpt from their blog:
"This longstanding show spotlights the diversity and style Colorado Women Artists and is presented during National Women's History Month in March and throughout April. The 2008 national theme celebrates the accomplishments of women in visual art, and we join them in the celebration in by inviting you to see the visual art created by Colorado women today."

For more information about the show, please visit the website of the Cultural Arts Council of Estes Park.

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PAAC Winter Miniature Show


8" x 8", Oil/Canvas by Nicole Hyde


One of my paintings, "Winter Farm" will be on exhibit during the Plein Air Artists Colorado (PAAC) 2007 Winter Miniature Show at the 821 Gallery in Denver, CO throughout December 2007.

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