LOTS of ART this Labor Day Weekend!

Mark your calendars…My favorite art show of the year is this weekend in Kensington, MD!

The “Paint the Town” Art Show and Sale at the Kensington Town Hall/Armory opens on Saturday, September 2nd and runs through Monday, September 4th (check flyer for specific times). This show is packed with tons of amazing local artists, fabulous original art, prints, notecards, and even a plein air competition.

The most unique feature of this Art Show is that in order to participate, each artist is required to submit one piece of artwork based on the 20895 zip code of Kensington, MD.  Walt Bartman, the Founder and Director of the Yellow Barn and co-founder of the Griffin Art Center in Frederick, Maryland and internationally collected landscape artists and renowned local instructor is this years judge.  He will be awarding several prizes in various categories.

I have been following Baklava Couture on social media for a while now and have adored watching the journey of this women-owned business with a fabulous eye for appealing social media posts, farm-sourced ingredients, local farmer’s markets, and authentic Greek baked goods.  Lucky for me Baklava Couture’s headquarters is located in Kensington (their fabulous baked goods can be purchased at farmer’s markets around the DC area) and could not think of a better place to inspire this year’s 20895 painting.

Katerina, the owner and founder of Baklava Couture, is amazing and lovely!  She invited me into her kitchen to take hundreds of reference photos for my painting and talk to her a bit about her business and inspiration.  I was thrilled to be able to show her the finished painting before she embarks on a trip to Greece to see family, find new recipes, and lead a Farm-to-Table Heritage Tour of Crete for a group of very lucky Washingtonians.  I hope to be able to work with her again in the future!

In addition to my “Baklava Couture” painting, I will also have 4 other paintings available at the “2017 Paint the Town” Art Show, including “Thin Mint Craving,” “Oyster Love,” “Mac Stack,” and “Raspberry Hamantaschen.”  Additionally, I will be selling select giclee prints, my French Macaron coasters, and Capital Palette notecard sets.

Not enough art for you?  Glen Echo Park is also hosting its 47th annual Labor Day Art Show.  See link for details.

Happy ART shopping this weekend!