Friday, February 16, 2007

Show in Washington, DC

The next couple of months I am taking part in a 4-Person show: Northern Light/Nordic Visions at International Arts & Artists' Hillyer Art Space in Dupont Circle in Washington, DC. The artists are all of Scandinavian origin; Michael Knud Ross (Norwegian/American), Vaino Kola (Finland), Jan-Ove Tuv (Norway) and me being the Danish representative. (-:
The show is curated by Michael Knud Ross. Thanks to Michael, for making this happen!

'The Double', 2007, 26 x 26 in., oil on panel. One of my 4 paintings and 10 works on paper in the show.

Sincerest thanks go out to the Embassy of Denmark, The Royal Norwegian Embassy, Embassy of Finland, The Law Office of Beverly D. Ross, Off The Record Research, Cheryl & Robert Fishko and D.Philip Baker who kindly gave their sponsorship to make this show possible.

Ambassadors and artists.

Danish Ambassador Friis Arne Petersen at the opening. (photo by Helene A.Southern)

Exhibition opening night. (photo by Helene A.Southern)

We were honoured at the opening with attendance by the Danish Ambassador Friis Arne Petersen, who gave a very nice introduction, much appreciated, as well as Head of Cultural Affairs, Lene Balleby, Trine Lykke Tornøe, Helene A. Southern and the people from the Cultural Section of the Danish Embassy. The event was covered by the news section of the Danish Embassy's website.
Furthermore we had the privilege of being introduced by the Norwegian Ambassador Knut Vollebaek and Minister Counselor for Economic Affairs Pekka Voutilainen of the Finnish Embassy. Thanks also to Cultural Attaché Marianne Fosland and the people from the Cultural Dept. of the Norwegian Embassy for their support.

Thanks to everybody who came!

February 9 - April 2o, 2007

International Arts & Artists' Hillyer Art Space
9 Hillyer Court NW
Washington, DC, 20008, USA
Tel: 202-338-0680

Gallery Hours: Mon. - Fri. 10am - 5pm
and by appointment

The George Sugarman Foundation

In December 2006 I was very thrilled to learn that I had been selected to receive an Artist Grant from The George Sugarman Foundation. The Foundation offers annual grants to artists who are engaged in creating new works of fine art.

George Sugarman (1012-1999), was a prolific, controversial, and forward-thinking American artist. His sculptures, drawings, and paintings defy a definitive style. As an innovator in pedestal-free sculpture and vividly painted metal sculptures, Sugarman was continually expanding on the metamorphosis of his prodigious creativity.