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January 2011
Trivial Pursuits XXIII

On January 8th J.P. will be at the Friends of Calligraphy's "Trivial Pursuits XXIII" Day long mini workshops in San Francisco, CA


mid-January 2011
Foundational Hand

In mid-January, J.P. will be starting a seven week "Foundational Hand" study, with Thomas Ingmire at Fort Mason, San Francisco.

Thomas Ingmire was the first American to be elected a Fellow of the prestigious Society of Scribes and Illuminators in England. A forerunner in the modern calligraphy movement, he has taught calligraphy since 1978, conducting workshops throughout the United States and Canada, in Europe, Australia, Japan and Hong Kong. His work was the subject of Michael Gullick's Words of Risk: The Art of Thomas Ingmire (1989) and Codici 1: a teacher's notebook on modern calligraphy & lettering art (2003).


February 2011
Yosemite Renaissance XXVI

J.P.'s companion website Thistle Creek Studio is where you'll find all her nature and landscape inspired watercolors. This year one of her paintings of El Capitan in beautiful Yosemite Valley was juried into the annual Yosemite Renaissance XXVI Exhibition. This is quite an honor!

The exhibition runs from Friday February 25th to May 2nd 2011. After that, the artwork goes on tour until November 2011.

For more information:
The exhibit is at the Yosemite Museum Gallery, next to the Yosemite Valley Visitor Center and near the Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite Valley (directions).

Yosemite Renaissance is an annual competition/exhibition which is intended to encourage diverse artistic interpretations of Yosemite. Its goals are to bring together the works of serious contemporary artists that do not simply duplicate traditional representations; to establish a continuum with past generations of Yosemite artists; and to help re-establish visual art as a major interpretive medium of the landscape and a stimulus to the protection of the environment. Historically, the arts have played a very important role in the establishment of our State and National Parks. It is our hope that they can be just as important in future efforts to preserve and protect that heritage.


July 2011
I.A.M.P.E.T.H. Annual convention in Phoenix, Arizona

J.P. will be at the annual I.A.M.P.E.T.H. convention July 11-17th 2011, in hot and sunny and hot Phoenix, Arizona.


September 2011
Napa Valley Open Studios

Mark your calendars, the last two weekends of every September is the annual Napa Valley Open Studios tour. J.P. shows off her newest watercolors, and calligraphy too.