Wow February was a whirlwind of a month. We were invited back to Jakarta, Indonesia for the opening of the of the new branch office that Ren did her artwork commission for. Was such a wonderful privilege to be involved and such a beautiful country. We know many were stopping by the Studio to find it closed and so we want to apologize for this and encourage friends to please take a card (by the door) and contact us. We also want to thank local artist Laurel Schmid for stepping in to help by opening the Studio a couple days during the week. Don't forget that what you miss seeing at the Studio you'll see online as we update regularly with new works and new events.
If you're on Island, head down to the Ritz Carlton Gallery for their new exhibition 'Emerging'. The work is up for a couple of months and you'll find a large display of artwork & photography for sale. This exhibition also features some very talented young artists from one of the Island's local schools. We were really impressed and actually tempted to purchase a couple pieces ourselves :)
We want to thank everyone for their support and for keeping us inspired over the past two years. We're absolutely loving our new space. If you haven't had a chance to come out and see us don't worry.....we'll be keeping you updated with new works, news and events on this site and through our facebook page.
On Saturday 24th January White Dog Art will be on display at the Beach Suites, Grand Cayman along with local artist Laurel Schmid and jewelry designer Eileen Davidson.
Did you know that sometimes artists become very attached to particular pieces of work they create, work that may have great significance to a period of time in life? For Ren, her most memorable works are from her first solo exhibition 'Starting Over' in 2005. The series was a whimiscal and somewhat melancholy translation of her experience during and after Hurricane Ivan in 2004. Recently we found out that one of those pieces entitled 'Temporarily Displaced' ended up for re-sale in the National Gallery's exhibition "Now and Then". Ironically the piece was purchased by one of Ren's favorite interior designers.....celebrity interior designer Colin McAlister who is a frequent visitor to the Island. Word has it that when he saw the painting he instantly felt an attachment. We'll never know what his personal connection was but, are very grateful to know that the piece now has a new home.
Its always a privilege to give back to the community in some way. On October 1st, The Big Art Auction will be held at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands. BAA3 is an annual event that helps to raise funds for Gallery's education programs. Every year the Gallery selects a group of Caymans leading artists to submit a piece of work in support of the project, which then gets exhibited for two weeks before being auctioned off. Happy that we could contribute again this year and help raise money towards such a worthy cause.
For the past two years Ren has had the privilege of working with the Ritz Carlton Marketing team in Miami to create images for the cover of their Retail Magazine. The Magazine gets distributed to all the hotel rooms throughout the Caribbean, North, Central and parts of South America. Not a bad way to market your art!! If you're interested in purchasing the original paintings or a giclee print on canvas please contact Ren for sizes and pricing.
What a privilege to be one of the many artists now officially part of the permanent collection at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands. Sponsored by NGCI Board Member Susan Olde, MBE, 50 of the 57 featured artists were in attendance to receive a certificate acknowledging their contribution to the collection and the development of art in the Cayman Islands and, to increase awareness of the invaluable cultural resource that the National Collection provides.
If you didn't already know, we moved locations earlier this year! Found an amazing space in Breakers (Grand Cayman) and absolutely love it. Its been a busy year getting the space up and running (in between renovations) and all but worth the blood, sweat and paint throwing. We are definitely on a roll and want to thank so many people for their support - we couldn't have done it without you. Also a big thank you to some lovely clients for a mention in the latest edition of Inside Out Magazine - love seeing our work compliment gorgeous architecture and design and of course always nice to get a little free exposure every now and then :)