A few art events have been going on since my last post on 2016. I will try to summarize these and recap about last year events and achievements as well.
Recap of 2016: Last year was a very exciting and busy time for me in terms of art exhibitions, prices and sales. With approximately 28 group exhibitions and 3 solo exhibitions, 2016 was the year I have been most active and have exhibited over 200 of my artworks. With a variety of art shows and venues including city councils, Adelaide Zoo, Rotary Art Shows, Artists’ associations and other venues around Adelaide and surrounds. I won the fourth prize for egg artistry at the Royal Show and a Highly Commended prize for my Bristlenose print at the Blackwood art show. Sold many paintings and exhibited as well, it is good to recover some of the funds I’ve dedicated to this passion. For a list of all the exhibitions I participated visit my CV on this blog. Oh, I also listed some of my paintings on the online portals for art sales which have a wonderful exposure. You have to keep up with the new technologies don’t you.
I have enjoyed very much the last year with my passion and hobby, it is very positive to have won prizes and have people recognize the achievements and buy some of my paintings with their hard earned money. They are buying a piece of my creativity and dreams and exhibiting proudly at their homes, this is the ultimate recognition for an artist.
This year: it has kick started already with a couple of online sales through the art portal: Bluethumb (https://www.bluethumb.com.au/artworks/search/Camilo).
Also my first solo exhibition of the year with 17 of my best artworks at 360 Gradi Pizzeria and Trattoria located in Magill Rd. A great venue to enjoy authentic Italian pizzas and wonderful pasta, and of course to buy some artwork!! The exhibition will be there until the 1st of March.
I participated as well with the Victor Harbor Art Show and the Port Adelaide Art Show, two great events organised by the Rotarians, such a great job they’ve done here. http://www.portartexhibition.com.au/
In the Victor Harbor art show there were just over 1000 artworks with approximately 300 sold! And more than $30,000 of money on prizes.
I donated one of my paintings from the Marine World Series to the annual diner held by the Graham Foundation to be live auctioned and it raised over $400. The Graham Foundation works with the humanities, peace, and arts and do such a great job! For more info visit their website on: http://artspeacefoundation.org/
I’ve been busy painting, printing and framing through the holiday brake and on my free time as I have a day job on Education and artist on the weekend and until late hours of the night.
Some of the new finished paintings are below and in the gallery, have a look and see if you’re interested in acquiring one of these wonderful pieces of art. I have also prints available on photographic paper up to A2 size. And also on canvas.