It all started with “I have an idea….”

On a recent Saturday night, I was in my dining room (it doubles as my art studio) using a power drill on what looks like a million found objects from my lawn.  I would pause periodically and look down at the powdery, sawdust mess I was creating on my floor, table and clothing. 

What am I doing?  Why am I doing this?  Have I lost my mind?

I didn’t bother answering the questions.  Instead, I continued my art project with ardent determination.  But I did decide it would be interesting to interview my artist friends. 

That is how this new series was born! Continue reading It all started with “I have an idea….”

La Poodle Plays Poker

Inspired by the Masters: A must-see art exhibit at the Lewisville Grand Theater

The long-awaited “Inspired by the Masters” exhibit is now open at the Lewisville Grand Theater. Tore Bellis and I started working on our art for this exhibit last year – which feels like a lifetime ago. Please make plans to visit. This is our best work to date. Continue reading Inspired by the Masters: A must-see art exhibit at the Lewisville Grand Theater

Western Round Up Exhibition - Visual Art League of Lewisville

Western Round Up Exhibition – Visual Art League of Lewisville

It’s official!  Tore Bellis and I have our artwork displayed in the Western Round Up Exhibition through the Visual Art League of Lewisville! This exhibition is in the North Corridor at the Grand Theater.  Continue reading Western Round Up Exhibition – Visual Art League of Lewisville

"Iterations 2" an original art piece by Denise Holguin at the Visual Art League of Lewisville

Additional photos by Denise Holguin on exhibit at the MCL Grand Theater in Lewisville!

I was encouraged to submit additional art pieces in the “Self Portrait” exhibit at the MCL Grand Theater in Lewisville. It took me awhile to come up with my first submission, “Iterations”. Coming up with additional pieces seemed daunting. But I have a saying: if you’re handed a piece of meat are you going to cook it? Translation: if you’re given an opportunity are you going to take advantage of it or let it go to waste? I’m not only going to cook it, I’ll make multiple meals out of it! Visit the blog to see my additional submissions. Continue reading Additional photos by Denise Holguin on exhibit at the MCL Grand Theater in Lewisville!

Visual Art League of Lewisville

I joined the Visual Art League of Lewisville

I unlocked one of life’s greatest mysteries.    

I have been wondering how individuals get their art displayed in exhibitions. 

The answer is stunningly easier than I ever fathomed:  Join an art league!

When I attended the first meeting of the Visual Art League of Lewisville, themes were reviewed and I sat with a bewildered look on my face.  Are there fees?  Our art gets displayed…just like that?  How many pieces of art can we submit?  Does the art have to be hung on a wall? 

What strange, mythical world did I stumble in to and how am I fortunate enough to be permitted to join?

I asked questions.  And it’s true.  Art gets displayed…just like that!   Continue reading I joined the Visual Art League of Lewisville