Photographer who wishes to remain anonymous turned in a hazy image of sun afternoon's festivities from SAorg for the meet and greet at Murphy's Lobster Grill. The shot "artist-plus-white russian" thinks it is an artwork.
38 locals met and enjoyed having time to compare notes and get to know one another, difficult to do during actual art installations. Mary Caulfield aided by Ann Cofta masterminded the fest. Artist Lana Chang noted, "It was so nice to just relax and not have to worry about work." Chan works during the day as a copy editor and has a month to finish a commissioned piece, a building portrait. A few compared about what they were working on for "Au Naturel" (the nude) which is the topic for the summer juried show. Photographer Peter Killeen said he is working on a non-representational entry.
Jeff Watson, who won a Jack Daniels wool beanie in the free raffles, was steamed he the did not snag the $25 gift certificate donated by host Mike Murphy. Winners of the Van Gogh (donated by Bill Nemir) and Freud action figures were pleased, but the Van Gogh winner asked, "Does it have an ear accessory?" Upcoming events from Sunnyside Artists are Irish Eyes II Tuesday, February 24, Queen of Angels Fine Fine Art Fair VIII June 7, and "Au Naturel." Email Sunnysideartists@gmail.com or call Manny Gomez, president, at 718-909-4806 to get on the email list.