Upcoming show, "Dry," month of July

I’ll have one painting, “Good China in the Bad Desert,” in a group show in July. This is in the gallery I recently had a 2 person show that went very well, so it’d be great if this painting found a new home, too! Read about the painting and see some detail shots in my recent blog post

The art show opens July 4, which is the First Friday art walk. The gallery is also open for Third Friday’s art walk for another event, “How Dry I Am: Spoken Word Art About Life in the Desert.” The art show is free to view, but the other event is $10 if you are interested. See the gallery site for more info:

Art on Totes, Pillows, and more

Besides the new products, I’m now offering my Creature Sketches as reprints again. Check out some of my new offerings!

Updated June 16 to add two new items; watch for more!

Some of my creature sketches combined to make a nice pillow, tote bag, and also reprints. Check out the many options on this one by clicking the image above.

Below are some available as pillows, tee shirts and/or and tote bag options so far. Just click the image.

(All artwork copyright Cindy Schnackel)

A successful show and new price list

My dear husband and I took down my show yesterday, and we DID get it home in one car load, which was sort of the tongue in cheek goal at first. It had taken two car loads to get it all there.

Out of about 50 pieces I sold either 29 or 30, last we counted. Not bad!

I’ll be working on my new inventory and price list this week. With the sold works, it needed a major overhaul anyway, and I decided to move it to Wordpress where I have a blog. The formatting seems to work better there than here, for listing lots of images with information under each one. It’s still in progress but I got a good start on it today. You can see my current Price List Here

This Friday!

This Friday, April 18, from 6-9 pm! If you’re in the Phoenix area, I hope you’ll stop by for the 2nd reception of my show at R. Pela Contemporary Art. (Gallery also opens by appointment, and my work will be hanging until near the end of April.)

This has been a really fun show to do, with mostly bird themed art of mine, and some new works by fellow artist Scott Wolf.

The miniatures sold so well opening night that Robrt Pela asked me to bring in more! He was re-doing the miniature display to include about 17 more new pieces. Not only have the small pieces sold well but I sold some of the larger pieces, too. Everything’s still available to see even if sold. Come see what new little offerings have been added!

More miniatures on their way to show

Last week, the tiny framed sketches, etc, in my “affordable art” line all but sold out! I also sold some larger pieces. The gallery asked me to bring in some more of the sketches and tiny paintings. If you went to the show and didn’t get a chance to purchase a small piece, there will be more at the 2nd opening, April 18, from 6 to 9 pm. The gallery also opens by appointment.


Phoenix art show; For The Birds

Today, I posted a new blog entry on my Wordpress page, about how I made a piece for my upcoming show in April, at R. Pela Contemporary Art gallery in Phoenix, AZ. Showing with me will be artist Scott Wolf. More show info in the blog post!

Sneak Peek of For the Birds; altering thrift store Rembrandt

I hope you’ll take a look at the article, and if you’re in the area, that you’ll attend the show. The show has receptions the First Friday, and Third Friday, of the month, (April 4 and 18).

This painting sold just before the opening reception, to someone who saw my post about it!

For the Birds; show at R. Pela Contemporary Art

Will you be in the Phoenix area in April? If so, I hope you’ll attend the art walks, the first and third Friday of the month, and stop by R. Pela, at 335 W. McDowell, to see my bird themed art show!

I will be showing with fellow area artist Scott Wolf, whose work has a graphic, bold style and humorous combinations.

Please see the gallery’s website and Facebook page for more information.

R. Pela Contemporary Art Gallery Site

R. Pela Contemporary Art Gallery on Facebook

Since the gallery also opens by appointment, if you missed the current show, you may still be able to catch it. Some really good stuff in there! I particularly like Lisa Albinger’s work.

Governors Arts Award Purchase and more

UPDATE 17 Mar. 2014, now you can read more about it and I’m named in this article:

Last week, I was contacted by the Executive Director of the Arizona Commission on the Arts. He asked me to submit some bird art images that same day, a potential sale being possible. I did, and very shortly, was informed one of my paintings was purchased by them, a Governors Arts Awards Purchase How cool is that?! The painting they purchased is Birds in Wigs. More about it when I learn more; there is an event attached to it, in March.

That very same day, at the very moment I was talking to the director on the phone, an expected visitor arrived, a gallery o…

Making of 3 Bird Portrait

This commissioned pet portrait went to its new home this week. It’s the first piece to come out of my new studio after our move, and the first painting of 2014. It’s 48 × 24 inches.

The buyer provided quite a few nice photos, and I also used as references my own birds, pictures I’d taken, and actual desert plants which are in abundance here. I didn’t strive to recreate any particular mountain or species of plants, but combined elements of all these sources and my imagination to arrive at the landscape. I did do some research on the African Gray and Jenday Conure, to get a better idea of their relative size/weights.

Below are just a few of the preliminary sketches from the buyer’s photos. I was able to get started right away on the sketches during our …

Mural Project; Phoenix Festival of the Arts

This past weekend, despite the fact we’re in the middle of moving, I spent the day at Hance Park in Phoenix, Arizona, painting a 6 × 3 ft. section of a mural for the Festival of the Arts! It was a BLAST! There were over 100 artists participating in the mural alone. I wish I’d have had time to go see more of the Festival. There were quite a few booths of art, (in addition to the 100+ mural painters). What I saw of the art in the booths was very good. We had background music, while we painted, by live bands.

There I am in front of “Swinger” while it’s still in progress. The event put a sign by each section informing viewers that the work was for sale. (Artists are paid if it sells, actually quite a nice portion of the sale price!) It was a great network…