This season or year especially with school is the busiest I’ve ever had. A new way of teaching means new problems, learning new methods, and preparing new material. Daily. Then there’s the daily living, family, and art not to mention this is the holiday season that is busy in its own right.
December is staying true to form and is proving to be as busy and exciting as ever! With that being said, I have a big announcement. Recently, I had three paintings juried into the 41st annual Wayne County National Show. The show ended just before Thanksgiving. Before going to pick up the paintings, I received a call from the arts council letting me know that two of the paintings had sold and would I like to have the third painting moved over to the art market. That was an easy yes. The icing on the cake came next when I was told they had a studio available. Was I interested? YES!
On December 1, I signed the lease on a new studio! Tracey Penrod Art will be moving to 102 N. John St. Goldsboro, NC. You will be able to find me in Suite 3 above the Arts Council of Wayne County. I’ve just started moving into the new space and with teaching all day, it’s just been a few things at a time. I’m not sure of my hours yet, but you will be able to visit me during open studio hours on First Fridays starting in January.
Within a matter of minutes on the evening that Gary and I decided to say yes to the studio, I received a message from the gallery director from the Craven County Arts Council. She asked if I would be interested in being one of the featured artists in 2021. I don’t have all the details on this one yet, but I’ll share when they come together.
Shocked at the opening doors would be an understatement to say the least. I would say, however, that this has been a process of stepping out in faith and prayerfully saying yes. I am feeling blessed beyond measure.
I'm an artist working in acrylic and mixed media. I love looking for the seen and the unseen by exploring matters of the heart. My one of a kind works of art are in the style of expressionism, representational art, and inspirational art. All of my works of art share in the qualities of redemptive art.
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