I entered the annual "Best of San Marcos" photo contest through the City of San Marcos and won first place! My image, Discovery Street, will be featured in the next issue of San Marcos 360 magazine as well as on the city's website, promotional materials and other city publications.
The image holds significance in the sense that this particular area along Discovery Street is due for development in the next few years. The future "Creek District" infrastructure will include two new bridges for flood relief (the area always floods when it rains) but from what I can tell, they are going to preserve a lot of the open space. When we first moved to the neighborhood I was taken by the pure country feel of this road and after several years, the novelty has yet to wear off. It reminds me of the feeling I used to get when my family would travel out to the country from NYC for the weekends. Ah, that peaceful, easy feeling.
San Marcos 360 magazine, the City's news and recreation guide, is published three times per year. The next issue is due out in April 2018.
Spring is just around the corner and these pieces are not only perfect for the season, but quite reasonably priced. Check them out:
Now is the time to order these special beachy Easter cards. Customize the inside message upon ordering. Order single cards, packs of 10 or packs of 25. Drop me a line if you have any questions! Don't forget to like us on Facebook and share with all of your friends. #NaturAli
This week's wall art picks are wrapped canvas pieces with a vintage feel and are priced right! Check them out:
If you will be in or around the NYC area next week, be sure to check out the Art on Paper Fair at Manhattan's Pier 36, March 8-11, where eighty galleries will feature top modern and contemporary paper-based art. At booth 311, Garvey Simon will feature a painting by Emma Tapley, whose work is currently on display at the gallery's back office on W. 27th Street. Her piece for the Art on Paper Fair will be Clover (pictured), a 9" x 12" oil painting on paper, mounted on a board. "I mounted the paper to the board with a product called Beva," says Tapley. "It is a glue that you iron onto the panel and then iron the paper to the glued board. I then gilded the sides with a gold called palladium leaf and varnished," she adds.
Emma is a life-long artist whose work has appeared in numerous group and solo shows in and around the NYC area and DC. Last year, her Icelandic Sketches were shown at the TheoGanz studio in Beacon, NY, after she completed a month long residency in Siglufjöður, the northernmost town in Iceland. In addition to her fine art work, Emma is a well-known decorative painter. Among her specialties is Faux Bois, which translates from French to "false wood" or "imitation wood," and it can be applied to walls, doors, cabinets and pieces of furniture. Emma has worked all over the city doing decorative painting projects at private residences as well as for Boyd Reath at the The Metropolitan Museum of Art where she helped complete a wall finish in one of the gallery rooms for the Artistic Furniture of the Gilded Age exhibit in 2015.
Limited edition giclee prints of Clover are available. Contact Emma Tapley for details. To purchase tickets for the Art on Paper Fair visit http://thepaperfair.com/tickets