For the past 46 years, Glen Echo Park, an arts and cultural center in neighboring Glen Echo, Maryland, has hosted an art show over the Labor Day weekend. This year’s show, Number 47, runs Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, September 2-4, from 12 to 6 p.m. each day. The show includes two-dimensional artwork (paintings and drawings), three-dimensional pieces (pottery, sculpture, works in glass), jewelry, sleeved prints (linocuts, woodblocks, and prints of two-dimensional works), and all works are for sale. I’ve entered pieces in several previous shows, and even sold a drawing a few years ago.
In the past, the show accepted every work submitted, but the number of submitting artists has grown to such an extent that the show is now at least partially curated, and artists must send in digital images of their works before they are accepted. I submitted images of two abstract acrylic paintings, each 24″ by 30″, both reflecting the influence of the late Chinese-French artist Zao Wou-Ki, whose work I mentioned in an earlier post. I learned a few days ago that both works were accepted, each priced at $350. Images of both appear below. We’ll soon see if anyone is interested in buying.