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March 2019

I am winding down my Winter Tour of Painting Workshops in Florida. I have only a few left this month and into the first part of April. It has been an incredible time! (I am returning in 2020 to most all of the venues that I have partnered with in 2019. I will be changing things up so everything is fresh and new, and you continue to grow and develop as you study with me. Of course I always say if there is a subject that repeats, or that you have painted before, what a great opportunity to improve! LOL.) Honestly, it has been incredible so far in 2019, and what is in the plans will be a great tour for 2020.

I teach a Floral Painting Workshop in Holland, Michigan on April 26 and 27, 2019. It will be roughly a week before the Tulip Time Festival in Holland. I am guessing we are going to paint some amazing tulips this year! (I return to Holland on Oct 11 and 12, 2019 and am teaching a Seascapes in Oil Workshop.)

I hope to see all of my Indiana clients and friends at Broad Ripple Art Fair on May 18 and 19, 2019. The layout has changed slightly, but you can find me in front of the Indianapolis Art Center in Booth #1. I love this spring weekend back at home. I hope to see you!

Big news - I have combined my annual teaching in Vermont and Connecticut into one tour, and it will happen this summer at the end of June. I have named it my Summer New England Tour. I will be teaching a Plein Air Landscape at the Bryan Gallery in Jeffersonville, VT, followed by a Floral Workshop at the Southern Vermont Art Center, and then I have added an incredible workshop in Nantucket. I am very honored and excited to be teaching on the island! I follow the Nantucket Workshop with a wonderful workshop in Rowayton Connecticut. Check my website for details.

I return to Michigan this summer for the Harbor Springs Art Fair on July 4, 2019. Followed by the Petoskey Antiques Show on July 6 and 7, 2019. Then I exhibit at the CSA Art Fair in Frankfort, Michigan at the end of Crystal Lake on July 24, 2019. I follow that incredible show with a three day Floral Painting Workshop at Oliver Art Center, Frankfort, Michigan on July 25-27, 2019. August 10, 2019, I exhibit at the incredible Charlevoix Waterfront Art Fair. I have shown there over 25 years. As you can see, it is lining up to be a great summer in Michigan!

September 7, 2019 I return to show and sell at Penrod Art Fair, Indianapolis, IN at Newfields, home of the Indianapolis Museum of Art. It is a special day and one of Indiana’s Nicest.

In the fall, I teach a Basics of Oil Workshop, Oct 2-4, 2019 and a Simply Plein Air Workshop, Oct 5, 2019 at the Hoosier Salon New Harmony. It is my third fall to be working and partnering with the Hoosier Salon. A really nice weekend to be in Southern Indiana painting! On Oct 11 and 12, 2019 I return to Holland, Michigan and teach a Seascapes in Oil Workshop. Love Michigan at that time of the year. (All of my workshops and details are listed under CLASSES. Links to Class Overviews and Supply Lists as well as links to various venues’ registration details.)

Then my Annual Studio Show, formerly known as the Holiday Studio Show happens on November 8, 2019. I usually have regular open hours through the holiday. I will announce those hours as we get closer to November/December. I love this show as it pulls together everything I have been working on during the year. A great time to find some wonderful gifts for home and loved ones.

I participated in the Art at the Indianapolis International Airport temporary art program early in 2018. It was great fun. (I always enjoy the programs our Indianapolis Arts Council organizes and operates and try my best to participate.) Special thanks go out to Katie Norman/Indianapolis Airport Authority, Lindsey Lord and Julia Mooney-Moore/Indianapolis Arts Council, and Amy Carroll and Christopher Carroll for their help with the program.

I am pleased that 2 of my Indiana Dunes paintings left my studio in 2017 for a journey to Africa. The paintings will be hanging in an exhibition at the U.S. Embassy in Freetown, Sierra Leone for the next few years. AIE has a public diplomacy mission achieved through cross-cultural dialogue and understanding through the visual arts. One way they realize this is through the exhibiting artwork in the public spaces of U.S. Embassies abroad, specifically in the U.S. Ambassadors’ residences. The Ambassadorial residences serve as the center for official state functions overseas, and the exhibitions become a part of the Ambassadors’ cultural mission. For these exhibitions, they strive to curate themes which foster dialogue and provide platforms for cultural outreach. I was very honored to be asked by Imtiaz Hafiz, Curator of Art In Embassies/U.S. Department of State to participate in the program and the new Ambassador, Maria E. Brewer was especially excited to have my paintings of the Dunes as she grew up in Indiana.

As seen in USA TODAY, August 23, 2018.

I delivered a peony painting to the residence of the Vice President of the United States the summer of 2017 and still get some press from time to time as noted above. I am very honored and so excited to be included in their collection! Here is the tweet Second Lady, Karen Pence sent the day I dropped off the painting.

Let me know if you would like to visit my studio in Indianapolis to see my newest work. I have a busy schedule, but can always make time to show my paintings and talk about your home and what might work best in certain areas. It is best to email to set up an appointment.

I cannot say it enough, thanks to all who support and encourage me along this journey. Hope to see you soon!

Douglas David

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