Posted by: MtnWoman Silver | August 23, 2010

Update on Art Activities

I had pieces juried into two shows in July, FiberWorks2010, and the Annual Mixed-Media Exhibit, both held in galleries here in Oklahoma City. Here are a few pieces I have completed in the past three months. Boy With Kite was juried into FiberWorks2010; Free Spirit Behind a Block Fence was juried into the Annual Mixed-Media Exhibit.

Boy With Kite


Three Trees and Two Kivas

Free Spirit Behind a Block Fence

I thought that retiring from teaching last November would give me more leisure time, but then I signed on with a gallery and am working harder than I could have imagined.  I have been showing my art through Contemporary Art Gallery in Oklahoma City since May 1. I am a featured artist for the month of August, 2010 which demanded all new work. I am showing Colorful People plus three quilted wallhangings of people. These works may be viewed on my Flickr site, Colorful People.

In July, I was named the Social Media Specialist for the gallery and now administer the Contemporary Art Gallery Facebook page and Twitter. I am enjoying this demanding work because it uses all my computer skills (things I taught the last 12 years) and I have lots of interaction with people, both online and off. In July, I signed up with Fine Art America to have giclee prints made of my paintings and quilts. I hope you will check out all these sites.

I will try to post more regularly now that I know how much time my activities require. Please feel free to contact me if you have questions or comments.

© MtnWomanSilver, 2010


  1. I guess you fell for the same hype most people fall for, thinking of retirement as “leisure”. I think the only people who get bored in retirement are those who have less imagination or who lived only to work or felt their work expressed them, thus felt lost without it. You seem to be blooming in yours! The only problem is one day you turn around and remember you’re getting older with less time to enjoy life. With everyday comes new discoveries and time just keeps moving faster and faster. I think it really is true that it’s the process, not the result that makes it all worthwhile.

    • Thanks for your comment, Alice. As always, they are full of insight from a well-lived life.

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