A newsletter from Inkspot member Leslie Plimpton:
There has been a lot going on from my studio this year. First, there is still time this week to catch
several shows I am participating in currently:
1. Santa Paula Society of the Arts 81st Annual Art & Photography Exhibit
March 6 – April 4th at Blanchard Community Library, 199 N. 8th Street,
Santa Paula. Library Hours are Mon., Tues. 12-8pm and Wed., 10-6pm.
I have two monotypes in this show, “Gabrielle Chanel,” and “The Orange Dress.”
2. “Paper,” an open juried show at the Santa Barbara Tennis Club. Show curated
by Susan Tibbles, juried by Nancy Gifford. March 9-April 6th at 2375 Foothill Road,
Santa Barbara. Open 8am-9pm every day. My dry point etching, “Fringed Cape”
is being exhibited.
3. “Stories”, an open juried show at the Buenaveventura Art Association Gallery chose
my dry point etching, “Trendsetter.” Each piece in this show has a story to tell and my piece
tells the story of how Marie Antoinette started a new fashion trend by wearing a
replica of the ship in her hair that won a major battle during the American Revolutionary War. She did so to honor the French captain who visited Versailles who was fighting against
the British on our behalf. Show runs from March 14-April 14 at 700 E. Santa Clara Street, Ventura.
4. California State University, Channel Islands is celebrating its fifteen year anniversary
with a special Alumni Art Exhibit and Party. Show dates are April 2 – 14th with a
reception on Saturday, April 14th from 6-9pm in Napa Hall. Please come as this is
a great time for the University and I am proud to be one of their first Alumni, having
graduated with my degree in Studio Art. My mono print, “Diane von Furstenberg” will
be on exhibit.
5. In case you missed the news, my dry point etching, “Jean Paul Gaultier” won an award
at the 32nd Annual Open Competition at the Buenaventura Art Association. This is a
highly competitive show, so I was honored to be accepted, let alone win an award! (Photo
6. In February, my dry point etching, “The Model and the Dressmaker” was featured in the window of the Buenaventura Art Gallery. It was fun to get a little extra exposure for the artwork!
Hope to see you at the shows!