Karen F Rose My Painting Journey

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Thomas Center 10th Annual Regional Juried Art Exhibit Gainesville, FL

My oil painting Earleton Twilight has been accepted into the 10th Annual Regional Juried Art Exhibit. The event is held July 17th to September 12, 2010 in the main gallery of the Thomas Center in the Historic District of Gainesville, FL. There is a free public reception  July 22 from 5 to 7 pm.

Considered Gainesville's cultural center, the Thomas Center is housed in a beautifully restored Mediterranean Revival-style hotel. The Thomas Center is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and contains art galleries, 1920's period rooms, local history exhibits, performance space, banquet rooms, and meeting rooms. The Thomas Center is surrounded by the lovely Thomas Center Gardens. 

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Ice House Art Gallery Exhibit- Road to the Barn

Road to the Barn
© 2010 Karen F. Rose
oil on canvas
Ice House Art Gallery
There is a peacefulness, a special quiet
when country roads are brushed with
twilight shadows that paint the landscape.
I hear a hawk in the field. I cannot linger, but
hope to return tomorrow.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

New Landscapes at Ice House Art Gallery in McIntosh, FL

Twilight Glow Remembered
oil on canvas
© 2009 Karen F Rose

I am delighted four of my oil paintings are included in the new summer landscape exhibit at the Ice House Art Gallery and Studios in McIntosh, FL. Owner of the gallery George Ferreria creates and displays exquisite handcrafted Florida furniture and sculpture from natural and found objects. He has transformed a former ice house into a beautiful art gallery and studio space.
After delivering my paintings to the gallery, I had dinner with my parents both very young at 89 and 90. They told me stories of how when they were children in a small town in Wisconsin they would race after the ice truck to catch shavings off those big blocks of ice that had come from the ice house in their town.

The Ice House Gallery in McIntosh, FL a very "cool" 
artistic retreat.