Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Postcards from the Edge, the Middle, and All Around the Town

It's time for the Muskegon Museum of Art's Annual Postcard Salon. This event showcases the talents of artists in West Michigan of all ages; beginners to accomplished artists. In the past there were over 1,000 entries available for viewing. This year artists could submit up to five postcard sized art pieces in a variety of mediums. This is the first year I have submitted some pieces. This was a fun project for me. I tend to like projects that can be completed in a minimum of time; as my interest wanes easily, so it worked out great to have one card completed per day and I think they  turned out pretty good...but you should judge for yourself...All entries can be seen on March 9 where they can be purchased for $30.00. For more information on the museum and the Postcard Salon, visit their web page or call number listed.

Thursday March 9, 2017
Postcard Salon Reception & Sale
5:30 p.m. Reception/7:00 p.m. sale

Muskegon Museum of Art
296 W. Webster Avenue
Muskegon, MI 49440

Below are two of my of five entries. They are mixed media with acrylic paint, paper, gems and found objects. I wanted to make some fun, whimsical pieces. I used a lot of metallic paints, and iridescent papers as well as store-bought gems to accent them. Unfortunately one didn't photograph well and I also didn't get a photo of the one I liked the best, titled "Alice has the key." A kind of steampunk type card of course. Thanks for stopping by my blog and hope to see you at the Salon! Marie

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