Tuesday, March 13, 2012

RAGS Wearable Art Show 2012

My hand-painted silk scarf "Chicory Blue" won the Best Accessory Award at RAGS Wearable Art Show 2012!!!

 About the RAGS Wearable Art Show

The 18th annual RAGS wearable art show took place March 9-11, 2012, at the new Larson’s Mercedes-Benz of Tacoma in Fife, WA. Creative clothing, fashion accessories, and unusual jewelry from more than 75 artists of local, regional, and national acclaim were for sale at the boutique-style show. A portion of all RAGS sales benefit the YWCA Pierce County domestic violence prevention and intervention programs and this year’s show was top the million-dollar mark in cumulative donations

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Yosemite National Park Fall 2011 and Yosemite Renaissance XXVII Exhibition

Yosemite Tunnel View, Silk Painting 19" x  27"
This fall I visited very beautiful place - Yosemite National Park. I spent several days here and it was really remarkable time! When I was back and returned to my studio I was inspired to paint Yosemite Tunnel View on silk. At the time when I finished the painting, it happened that I found a call for artists to submit their works for Yosemite Renaissance XXVII Exhibition. Yosemite Renaissance is an annual competition/exhibition which is intended to encourage diverse artistic interpretations of Yosemite. I submitted my Tunnel View silk painting and it was accepted. Right now my silk painting is on exhibit at the Yosemite National Museum. The exhibition runs from Feb. 27 to May 5.

I am really happy to say that my silk painting won an award at the Yosemite Renaissance XXVII Exhibition.
Please, see the list of artists and awards at the Yosemite Renaissance XXVII Exhibition here:
And general information about exhibition is here:

Here I want to share several photos from my visit to Yosemite, Fall 2011.
Yosemite Tunnel View, Fall 2011

Yosemite National Park, Fall 2011

Yosemite National Park, Fall 2011

Yosemite National Park, Fall 2011

Yosemite National Park, Fall 2011

Yosemite National Park, Fall 2011

Recent exhibitions where my silk paintings were represented.

Paintings of Council Chamber and Study Room of Moscow Kremlin

Council Chamber

Study Room