September 19, 2018

PAOLI HOSPITAL AUXILIARY ANNUAL FINE ART SHOW

I am happy as a clam to share with you that I will be participating in the Paoli Hospital Auxiliary's Annual Fine Art Show. This show will feature the work of 50 local and regional fine artists.  I will be showing over 20 original paintings, the majority of which are new works!  Want first dibs?  Come to the show!


WHEN
- Saturday, October 6, 2018, 6 pm to 10 pm.  *This is a cocktail party gala fundraiser and requires tickets.
- Sunday, October 7, 2018, from 11 am to 5 pm. This is a FREE Open House that is open to the public.

WHERE
White Manor Country Club
831 Providence Road
Malvern, PA 19355 
For directions, click HERE

A portion of all sales benefits patient care needs at Paoli Hospital.  
  
*Information about the Fine Art Show can be obtained by calling the Auxiliary Office at 484-565-1380 or emailing paoliauxiliary@mlhs.org. You can also visit their website for updates, information and gala tickets.

 Hope to see you there!
August 14, 2018

Berks Art Alliance 39th Open Juried Exhibition at GoggleWorks

I'm pleased as punch to share with you that two of my mixed media floral paintings have been juried into the 2018 Berks Art Alliance 39th Open Juried Exhibition at GoggleWorks in downtown Reading, Pennsylvania.  A beautiful art gallery, GoggleWorks was built in 1877 and was once an optical lens and safety goggle factory.

The juror of this art exhibition is the talented painter, Georganna Lenssen.

The show runs September 3 - 29, 2018.  The opening reception is September 9, 2018 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.  I hope to see you there.

GoggleWorks is located at 201 Washington Street, Reading, PA 19601.  Click HERE for directions.

Merrill Weber 2018 Berks Art Alliance 39th Open Juried Exhibition at GoggleWorks


Merrill Weber at GoggleWorks for the Berks Art Alliance Show


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August 13, 2018

POLKA DOTS AND HAPPY THOUGHTS

I love snail mail, patterned socks, crunchy Cheetos and polka dots! I mean, who doesn't like 'dots?

I have been working on a series of small floral mini oil paintings, all with polka dotted backgrounds.  They are the most fun to paint!  I surveyed my Facebook and Instagram followers to ask if one work in progress painting should have 'dots or no 'dots.  I will be sure to let you know the verdict.

In the meantime, here are four little polka dotted gems --- all original oil paintings on stretched canvas, 6 x 6 inches (15.24cm x 15.24cm) x .5".

Blue Polka, available HERE

Original oil painting with a cobalt blue bottle and sweet white flowers against a blue and white polka dotted background!

 Amber Reflections, available HERE.

Oil painting of black-eyed Susans and polka dotted background, paired with the amber glass, By Merrill Weber.

Cup of Joy, SOLD!
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Teacup Dancers, available HERE.

Oil painting of tiny white flowers, sitting cozily in a turquoise teacup against a background of polka dots by Merrill Weber
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August 13, 2018

SUNFLOWER PAINTING ART TOTE BAGS NOW AVAILABLE


Recently I asked my Facebook and Instagram followers to vote for their favorite sunflower painting tote bag design.  You see, I'm thrilled to have my huge 4' x 5' sunflower painting, "Showstopper," included in the Art of the State exhibition at The State Museum of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg, PA, that you can read about HERE --- and wanted to be able to share my painting with collectors and friends.
  
Sunflower painting art tote bags by artist Merrill Weber

The votes were all over the place.  Some liked A, some liked B and some wanted a combination of both.  To make everyone happy, I designed two totes and have made them available for purchase HERE
 
The first is available HERE and has the same design on both sides, as seen in A below:

Sunflower painting art tote bags by artist Merrill Weber
The second, which is available HERE, features two different images, as see in B below:
Sunflower painting art tote bags by artist Merrill Weber
In addition to tote bags, the vibrant "Showstopper" painting is also available on personalized coffee mugs found HERE.

Here's my sunflower painting at the Art of the State exhibition at the State Museum of Pennsylvania.  How cool is that?
Sunflower painting Showstopper at the Art of the State museum exhibition
August 07, 2018

THIRD SATURDAY OPEN STUDIOS INAUGURATION AT SPRING CITY MILL STUDIOS

Spring City Mill Studios in Spring City, PA is now open to visitors every third Saturday from noon until 5 pm.  The very first Third Saturday Open Studios took place in July and was a huge success!  Many friends and collectors braved the rain to visit our three-story historic studio building to see artists of all disciplines and their work. 

Paintings find new homes during Third Saturday Open Studios
Be sure to mark your calendar and come out to one of this year's remaining Open Studios. I will be there and would love for you to come by and visit my MERRILL WEBER ART STUDIO #202 on the second floor.  Visit my website for an advance viewing.  

  Click HERE for directions to 20 E. Bridge Street, Spring City, PA  19475. 

OPEN STUDIOS NOON TO 5 PM
Saturday, August 18, 2018
Saturday, September 15, 2018
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Saturday, November 17, 2018 is the HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
No Open Studio in December  

Lovely collector friends take a moment to relax during the studio tour
I hope to see you during one of the Open Studios!  Be sure to stop by Studios #202 and say hi!

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July 15, 2018

2018 Annual GoggleWorks Juried Art Exhibition

What an honor to have a painting in the Goggleworks Center for the Arts 12th Annual Juried Exhibition. Many thanks to gallery director Lauralynn White for all of her hard work. 

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My mixed media floral painting "Luncheon with Billie Swofford" was selected by juror Thora Jacobson, Executive Director of the Philadelphia Art AllianceYou'll find a short video from the show below. 


I named the painting after my elementary school cafeteria worker, Mrs. Swofford.  She seemed to have eyes in the back of her head, always knowing when we were breaking the rule of trading food.  You will find my mixed media painting, "Luncheon with Billie Swofford" HERE, and more of my paintings HERE.


The opening was well attended.  Here are gifted artist friends, Konstance Folk and Lauralynn White.

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Having the support of friends and family is wonderful!

 
 Lauralynn did a great job on the catalog. 


Here are the prize winners from the show:





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July 15, 2018

USING THE TALKING PHOTOS APP BY MEIN TO MAKE PAINTINGS SING

My father is in his 90s, living comfortably in the woods of rural Alaska.  Several years ago I painted his portrait in oils that expresses his personality to a T.  You can read more about him and his portrait HERE.

Sound UP! Using one of my favorite apps, Talking Photos by Meing, I made my father's oil painting portrait sing! I don't think I've ever heard him sing, so this is hilarious!

Click on the video below to hear my father's portrait sing!


The app is super easy to use.  Just upload your photo, then click on the corners of the mouth, eyes and ears.  Select your audio from the choices provided.  Your photo then quickly comes to life.  You can find the app HERE for Google Play and HERE for app store iOS devices.

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