Thursday, February 25, 2010

Bluegrass, Open Studios, Festivals and more

We have been living in Oil City permanently for a little over two months now and I LOVE IT here!!

Last weekend, Oil City hosted the 3rd Annual Oil Country Bluegrass Music Festival.
3 days of great bluegrass featuring local and regional musicians. The festival was a benefit for the Venango County United Way and the Oil City Arts Council and was a great success.

During the Festival, the Artists had Open Studios and we were pleasantly suprised that we had a good amount of visitors. Thanks to the students and other volunteers who helped get the folks from the hotel to the Transit Art Studios. It was great that the Trolley was running and I believe a good amount of people used it, but many more walked, because we had a break from the snow and cloudy skies. It was a bright, sunny day!

I have joined some committees. The Oil City North Side Business Association (NSBA) and the Venango Chamber of Commerce Art and Fine Craft Festival. I also hope to help out with First Night.

The best news is that I expanded my studio space to accomodate the new services that I am offering. Giclee and Photoshop services for the artist who wishes to offer their paintings as Fine Art Prints; business cards; portfolio books; stock photos; cd covers; brochures; graphic design...All in addition to my own Fine Art Print sales and gifts that are available in Studio 21.

Here is a link to a great article written by one of the artists in Oil City. Art Calendar Magazine.