Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Happy to tell ya.

I'm happy to tell ya that I received notice received my "Certificate of Jury Acceptance" in Category #2 ((WC, Acrylic, Oil) in the Arizona Art Alliance. This is an exciting and humbling honor not to mention a pretty snazzy certificate to frame and hang on my studio wall!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Parkside Hoops

I am very pleased and humbled to announce that one of my paintings has been awarded an "Honorable Mention" in the current Sonoran Arts League www.sonoranartstsleague.org  "Small Works Show".

"Parkside Hoops" a plein air acrylic painting I created near our house in Arizona was awarded a ribbon and cash award for Honorable Mention in a juried exhibit of over 200 painitngs.

You can see "Parkside Hoops" and 2 other paintings of mine currently on exhibit at the Sonoran Arts Center in Stagecoach Village, 7100 East Cave Creek Road, in beautiful Cave Creek, Arizona.  Enjoy!

Parkside Hoops
8"x8" Acrylic

Monday, November 20, 2017

An Uncooperative Model

I was out creating this painting of  a lone palm tree with the White Tank Mountain as a backdrop a few miles from our house in Surprise, Arizona when I saw a movement off to my right.

I quickly grabbed my camera and got a few pictures of this coyote as he walked across the scene about 30 yards away.  I couldn't paint fast enough to get him in the painting and he ignored my request to "stand still for a few minutes".  Oh well, just goes to show plein air painting is certainly not like painting in the studio.  I'll be posting the finished painting on bill-tomsa.pixels.com soon.

Hope everyone reading this has a very pleasant Thanksgiving and Happy Holidays!

Monday, February 27, 2017

Happy to Tell Ya...

I'm happy to tell ya that I received notice today that I have achieved Juried Membership Status with the Arizona Art Alliance in category #2 (WC, Acrylic, Oil). This is both exciting and humbling not to mention the snazzy certificate to hang on my studio wall.

Also, I'm happy to tell ya that I have two paintings in the 2nd Annual 2017 Arizona Art Alliance Interpretations II Juried Fine Art Exhibit and Sale at the WHAM West Gallery 16560 West Dysart Rd., Surpise, AZ. March 1 - 30, 2017.

Little Dog and Beyond

Journey No.3

Also, I have two paintings in a current juried Sonoran Arts League show titled the 2017 Contemporary Art Show at the Desert Foothills Gallery (Library) located at 38443 N. Schoolhouse Rd., Cave Creek, AZ. It runs from January 27th to March 24, 2017.

Journey No. 2

Untitled  3.23.09
Hope you can make it to the show(s).

I've been very busy the past few months since we relocated back to Arizona having been juried into several other shows in addition to the above as well as joining the Sonoran Arts League, the West Valley Arts Council and the Arizona Art Alliance.  Now I'm looking for gallery representation somewhere in the Valley. As they say "Stay tuned...".  Bye for now.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Winter's here and the weather is great!

Winter in Arizona is the best time of the year, especially for getting out to paint en plein air.

January is also when you start hearing and reading about the upcoming Spring Training Cactus League baseball teams.  Here that includes the new World Series Champions the Chicago Cubs.  Looking forward to producing some artworks related to the season.

In the meantime here is one of my favorite pieces I've created on the theme of baseball..."America's Game".

Prints of it and products with it on them are available on www.bill-tomsa.pixels.com or by clicking on the Fine Art America tab at right.