Blog to Nevada Watercolor Society: If I caused any drama, it was unintentional.
Okay. So, just to clear up any confusion, this site came into being less than two days ago and already...controversy.
In an effort to get word out about the week-long Watercolor Society show before the reception actually kicked off last night, I drove to the Liberace Museum (a local favorite) in the morning, shot a few photos of the work, and posted two of them on the site simply to give the viewing audience a small sample of what they could expect to see.
Why did I take shots of the pieces that I did? Valid question. Because, for one reason or another, they spoke to me. The lighting and shadows on them were a little less harsh. They were the easiest to shoot in the limited time I had. Fewer chairs stood in my way. Who knows? Honestly, there was zero science applied to it.
I took 29 photos in all. Began to post four. Whittled down to three. Ended up with two. Truth be told, it was a fairly random process. Little did I know that photos of the two pieces I chose to post on the site as mere examples also happened to be two of the pieces selected by the judges. I wasn't even aware that there was a judging component. Silly me. As one very kind (and prominent) member of the NVWS pulled me aside and said after explaining myself, I "have a good eye." Maybe I do.
Anyway, this was (believe it or not) sheer coincidence.
I attended the reception but had to leave before the winners were announced. I have not yet received their names but when I do, they will be posted here. We applaud them all and thank every participant, society member, and artist near and far for sharing whatever lives in their hearts and minds with the rest of us.
If the winners' artwork does not appear here yet, I will do my best to make it over to the museum to shoot those as well and revisit this post. Thanks for coming out, forgiving this misstep, and understanding that crazy things do happen.
It can pretty much be whatever we want it to. It can come from within. It can come from our surroundings. It can come from just about anywhere.
How do we define it? How do we interpret it? How do we connect with it? Art is subjective and personal and ever-changing, so the answer to these questions is pretty much up to us.
It can move us. It can inspire us. It can perplex and entertain us. It can influence us. It can imitate us. It can be everything and nothing all at once.
It can be painted or drawn or sprayed or hand-made. It can be visual, vocal, or verbal. Poets, sculptors, metal-workers, mixed media folks. Everyone with a grain of creativity or simply an appreciation is welcome.
Because art is so entirely subjective, please understand that this site has been created and will continue to evolve to serve not just the community of artists but the notion of all the things that art itself can be.
That said, the content of the site will be limited to things that will hopefully incite limited controversy, if any at all, but there may be links to people with artistic pursuits that may or may not be in line with some of the rest of us.
Again, using the best of our discretion, we will attempt to fairly represent as many local artists as we can and hope that everyone can find something to appreciate in each others' vision.
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