Just a quickie post. Out of the blue, I received an email from Lovetts Gallery in Tulsa, OK to be part of their 2010 “Masters of Influence” Invitational. The concept is that they (Lovetts) choose a Master (in 2010, it’s Frank Lloyd Wright) and the artists who are invited to the show create a piece that somehow incorporates that artist’s homage to the Master chosen, whether directly or indirectly.

The concept is wonderfully intriguing, and I wasted no time accepting, especially since I love FLW’s architecture, stained-glass windows, etc. Of course, now I’m hit with the stunning reality that I have to create something worthy of the invitation and FLW’s influence – not an entirely comfortable situation.

The 2009 MoI can be seen here.

5 Responses to ““Masters of Influence””
  1. Angeline says:

    Congratulations, Julie!
    Looking forward to seeing what you create that you consider “worthy of the invitation and FLW’s influence!!!” Not that I believe you would ever have a challenge…!

  2. Marti Millington says:

    Congratulations to you! I know you will rise to the occasion! Not to add pressure, but isn’t this also juried with awards? Personally, I think the invitation ALONE is worth its weight in GOLD!

  3. Julie Chapman says:

    Thank you, Angeline and Marti. I sure as heck hope you’re right – I’m feeling kinda humbled by the challenge. Inspired, yes…but also a little scared.

  4. Tania says:

    So exciting! I think you’re a natural choice for a MOI with Frank Lloyd Wright as the inspiration: “Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.” I can hardly wait to see what you come up with.

  5. Julie Chapman says:

    Tania – awesome quote! a man after my own heart, clearly. Thank you for the vote of confidence!

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