August 26, 2019

A PICTORIAL OF THE 2019 CHESTER COUNTY STUDIO TOUR

The art highlight of the month of May was the Chester County Studio Tour that took place the weekend of May 17 and 18 in Chester County, Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia.

2019 Chester County Studio Tour favorite artist Merrill Weber
"A New Day" Finds a New Home in Norway
This was my second year participating in the tour at the home studio of photographer, Mike Fleck, at Stop #12 in Downingtown, PA. Mike and his family were such gracious hosts.  

2019 Chester County Studio Tour favorite artist Merrill Weber
There were five artists at our location in Downingtown, PA:  Mike, me, painter Joe Milligan, potter Jessica Greet and newcomer, painter Sean Huntington.

2019 Chester County Studio Tour favorite artist Merrill Weber
We met so many wonderful people and had a blast!  My County Collector painting, that you can read about HERE, sold immediately!
2019 Chester County Studio Tour favorite artist Merrill Weber
If you voted for me, stopped by to visit and purchased my work, a great big THANK YOU! Big hugs! xoxo
2019 Chester County Studio Tour favorite artist Merrill Weber

From the bottom of my heart, thank you for voting me your favorite artist of the Chester County Studio Tour TWO YEARS IN A ROW!

2019 Chester County Studio Tour favorite artist Merrill Weber

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2019 Chester County Studio Tour favorite artist Merrill Weber
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August 26, 2019

GALLERY 222 HAS SOLD GIRLS ON THE DANCE FLOOR

Happy to share! "Girls on the Dance Floor" has SOLD thanks to Gallery 222 in Malvern, PA, as part of their "Under a Floral Spell" group art exhibition. Acrylic paint + pastel + graphite + archival varnish = 30 x 24-inches of floral, mixed media joy bursting with color! The show is up through August 31. Hope you can make it!

Gallery 222 has sold Girls on the Dance Floor by Merrill Weber

August 26, 2019

FARM TO FORK FONDO + POP-UP ART SHOW

You may remember in May when I asked you to vote for me for your favorite Chester County Studio Tour artist. You answered the call (THANK YOU!!!) and I won the top artist prize of $500

This past weekend was my opportunity to give back during the Pennsylvania Dutch Farm to Fork Fondo in Lancaster County, PA, an organized bicycle ride where cyclists choose the distance and stop for chef-prepared bites at farms along the way.

The County Studio Tour was asked to share their mission statement and artistic talent with Floyd's Pennsylvania Dutch bike riders. They invited me to help out and bring the County Studio Tour’s mission: "To promote regional artists and contribute to the economic and cultural vitality of the area by presenting original artwork" to Lancaster County.

Our group of four Chester County artists, Andy Vernon, Jeff Schaller, Susan O'Hanlon and I, joined together and cheered on the cyclists at an aid station along the 80+ mile bike race. We flagged riders in, cut up and served watermelon, sang, danced, laughed, filled water bottles, played with cute children and gave lots of encouragement.
Andy Vernon, Jeff Schaller, Susan O'Hanlon and I posing in the hemp field.
 
Two Amish children cheering on riders.
Amish children cheering on riders.
Riders taking a break.

 A local Amish family waved hello as they rode by.
  Our hemp farmer host.
 We then shared our creations at the finish line market. Andy Vernon with his precious pup, Sadie.

 My pop-up near the finish line of the bike race.
August 26, 2019

UNDER A FLORAL SPELL ART EXHIBITION AT GALLERY 222

You are invited to stop by Gallery 222 in Malvern, PA for their summer show "Under a Floral Spell." This group show features the work of 14 local artists and runs through August 31. I have three mixed media floral paintings on view, bursting with color and energy! Hope you can make it!
Merrill Weber's floral paintings featured at Gallery 222 in Malvern, PA.
"Under a Floral Spell" runs through August 2019 at Gallery 222 in Malvern, PA

Merrill Weber's floral paintings featured at Gallery 222 in Malvern, PA.
"You are My Sunshine," one of three of my paintings on view at Gallery 222.
Merrill Weber's floral paintings featured at Gallery 222 in Malvern, PA.
Gallery 222 in Malvern, PA.


August 26, 2019

SQUARE PEAR ART GALLERY HAS SOLD DAZZLE ME

Happy to share! "Dazzle Me" has SOLD thanks to Square Pear Fine Art Gallery in Kennett Square, PA, as part of their "The Joy of Summer" art exhibition. Acrylic paint + pastel + graphite + archival varnish = 24 x 30-inches of floral, mixed media joy bursting with color! 
Dazzle Me mixed media floral painting by Merrill Weber has sold
"Dazzle Me" has sold!
The Joy of Summer Art Exhibition at Square Pear Fine Art Gallery
"The Joy of Summer" art exhibition at Square Pear Fine Art Gallery.
Dazzle Me mixed media floral painting by Merrill Weber has sold
"Dazzle Me" mixed media floral painting has a new home!


August 26, 2019

ARTIST GIRLFRIENDS WHO LUNCH + GORGEOUS POTTERY


It's a 𝗽𝗮𝗿𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗹𝗼𝘁 𝗽𝗼𝗽-𝘂𝗽 𝗮𝗿𝘁 𝘀𝗵𝗼𝘄! This is what happens when artist girlfriends go to lunch and one mentions that she has two boxes of her GORGEOUS pottery in her car. We all go running! Pottery by Bonnie Ann Burnett, and also pictured are equally talented artists Amy Iversen, Sue Ciccone, Rachel Altschuler, and Maryanne Buschini

Women artists who lunch
Bonnie Ann digs her own clay and forms each piece with her hands. No wheel. Amazing! For more information, you can contact her HERE.

Pottery by Bonnie Ann Burnett

August 26, 2019

THE JOY OF SUMMER ART EXHIBITION AT SQUARE PEAR FINE ART GALLERY

There was a great turnout on August 2, 2019 for "The Joy of Summer" group art exhibition at Square Pear Fine Art Gallery in picturesque Kennett Square, PA. The group show features the work of Ann Guidera-Matey, Sarah Bourne Rafferty, Patricia Walkar, Dressler Smith, Lauren Acton, David Eldreth, Dane Tilghman, Dan Burstein, Lele Galer, Robert Jenkins, Lidia Kohutiak and me

I have eight large colorful mixed media floral paintings in this show that's not to be missed! Show runs through August 31. Click HERE for directions to the gallery.
Merrill Weber's work featured at Square Pear Fine Art Gallery
Me with my number #1 fan!
Merrill Weber's work featured at Square Pear Fine Art Gallery
"The Joy of Summer" runs through August 31.
 
Merrill Weber's work featured at Square Pear Fine Art Gallery
The opening was well-attended. Many thanks to my friends, family and collectors, new and old, who attended.
Merrill Weber's work featured at Square Pear Fine Art Gallery
"Luncheon with Billie Swofford" in the window of Square Pear Art Gallery.
Merrill Weber's work featured at Square Pear Fine Art Gallery
Love seeing my floral mixed media paintings in the window of Square Pear.
Square Pear Art Gallery in Kennett Square, PA.
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