"Reef Dancer" won the Lahaina Poster 2019 contest and art show on August 17th.
Here I am receiving the $3,000 cash prize. That's a pretty big smile plastered on my face! Look for the singed and numbered posters starting this winter.
"Good Night Lahaina" was my second entry into the contest. It sold the first day of the show.
Diane and her husband John are the happy owners of "Good night Lahaina"
I have been offering round beach towels through my art website for about a year. What's special about this wonderful product and all the products I offer is they are printed one at a time right here in the good old USA.
It took me a long time to decide which image I wanted to order on this wonderful, huge beach towel. Any one of my round paintings work perfectly for it and many of my other works can be crop to fit. I decided on Honu Amakua because I love this painting! I recently started selling round metal prints of it and was really impressed by how those turned out.
When my towel arrived I was more then thrilled by how wonderful the colors looked and how crisp the print was. And the size is most impressive. Big enough for two to lay on.
Here is a link that will take you directly to the image featured below ( click on blue words).
Lahaina arts Association is doing their annual Mahalo Show at the Banyan Tree Gallery in Lahaina this month. This show is a fundraiser for the free children's art classes in maui County. It's also their way of thanking the artists who have helped support them through the year. This past Friday they held the opening reception and award ceremony. I had two paintings excepted into the show so Charlie and I went to the opening.
The two yellow hibiscus paintings on the top right of the photo above are my two paintings. They are priced separately for $250, but can be purchased as a set for $400.
I was happily surprised to win the "Best In Show" award for "Hibiscus ll", as you can see from the huge smile on my face.
Such a pretty ribbon, it even matches my painting!
The unique thing about these paintings is the bevel canvas I painted them on. The photo above shows you how well they look together and shows off the bevel really well.
The Lahaina Arts Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to free art education for the children of Maui County, which includes the islands of Lana'i and Moloka'i. Here is their website http://www.lahaina-arts.org Please check it out and consider making a donation.
Mahalo (Thank You)
I just added a new class to my weekly schedule. Come learn how to do this fun new technique but I warn you, you might get hooked!
Acrylic Pouring Classes will be held on Fridays at 2PM only and is limited to two people. This class is approximately two hours long. The cost is $65. Each student will do two paintings, one 11x14 and one 8x10. More paintings can be added for an additional $15 for 8x10 or $20 for 11x14, if time and space allows.
These paintings must dry flat and will take two full days to dry. Paintings can be picked up on the following Monday. Or arrangements can be made for shipping them to you. The photos above are samples of what the paintings can look like. There is no control on end results. Each painting will be unique and can be embellished on after the paint has dried. Go to my website for examples of embellished paintings I did daricemachel.com
Embellishments can be added to dried paintings. If you wish to have help with yours you can schedule a later class. Round canvases or panels will not be available for these classes.
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I'm excited to announce I started a new oil painting of Lahaina Harbor. It's been awhile since I broke out my oil paints and I must say I'm greatly enjoying them.
Watch the slideshow to see how far I've gotten so far.
Last year I submitted a painting into the "Acrylicworks 5, Bold Values" competition from North Light Books and was chosen as one of the winners. There were a little over 100 artists chosen to be published in this book.
Today my copies of the book arrived and I'm blown away by the level of art represented in this book. Page after page is one outstanding painting after another. I'm truly honored and thrilled to be featured alongside such talent.
You can order a copy of this book on Amazon. Here is the link
The following photo explains what the completion was all about.
My Painting "Honu At Rest" is on page 116. The original painting sold to a lovely couple from Oahu. You can buy prints from my website. Click on this image and it will take you directly to it.
On Mother's Day an interview I did with Ourartsmagazine.com came out. I'm super happy with how good it looks. Go to this link to read it. Let me know how you like it in the comments either on the interview or here in this blog.
This morning when I woke up and was enjoying my first cup of coffee, I saw a post on facebook from Abbie Shores, the lady who did the interview. She mentioned the interview was featured on Fine Art America's facebook page. What a wonderful surprise to wake up to! Fine Art America is the website that hosts my artist website, daricemachel.com. I've been with them since 2009. There is over 100,000 artists on FAA. Getting featured is no easy task! I couldn't be more thrilled!
Running an art business is not easy. There is lots of promoting and marketing I have to do to get both my art and my art classes seen on the internet. I have a high ranking on google and Trip Adviser which helps greatly. I post pretty much everyday on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. All this takes time. So having a special feature on FAA's facebook page is a huge deal to me. Being interviewed by the Editor of an arts magazine in the UK is super huge!!!!
You know the old sayings "April showers brings May flowers" and "When it rains it pours"? Well this year April has been showering me with lots of love. In my last post I mentioned I was published in Southwest Art Magazine. Click on the blue words, when the website comes up you can click on the button that says "Download This Section Now". Or just go buy yourself an issue. It's full os great art!
Today I received another magazine all the way from New Zealand called TUI MOTU InterIsland magazine. They featured my painting "On The Vine" on page 22. It goes along with an article called "Abiding In The Vine" by Kathleen Rushton.
I'm Blooming with excitement from all these showers!
I'm so excited to tell you some great news! I've been published in the April 2018 issue of the Southwest Art Magazine, on page 85. The image featured in the magazine can be found on my website. Here is a direct link to daricemachel.com
I'm so excited I'm bursting!!!!!
Art E Studio Earns 2017 Constant Contact Solution Provider All Star Award
Recognized for achievements using online marketing tools to drive success
Lahaina, Maui, HI — 3-15-2018 – Darice Machel McGuire’s Art E Studio, has been named a 2017 Solution Provider All Star Award winner by Constant Contact, an Endurance International Group company and a leader in email marketing solutions. The annual award recognizes the most successful 10 percent of Constant Contact’s customer and Solution Provider base, based on their significant achievements using email marketing to engage their customer base and drive results for their organization during the prior year.
“I am very happy to be recognized by Constant Contact for achieving strong marketing results and engaging with my customers. Constant Contact’s tools have helped me stay connected to and share with my customers and students” says Darice Machel McGuire, owner of Art E Studio.
Constant Contact Solution Providers are businesses that provide services tailored to the needs of small businesses or nonprofits—everything from web developers, to online marketing consultants, to advertising agencies and more. They use Constant Contact’s online marketing tools to generate more business for both themselves and their clients. Criteria used to select this year’s All Stars included the following during 2017:
“Email marketing continues to deliver the highest returns of any marketing channel. Our Solution Providers are a core extension of our business, helping those small businesses and nonprofits that need guidance and assistance with their marketing,” said Jamie Waldinger, Vice President of Marketing, Constant Contact. “We’re thrilled to recognize Art E Studio for their achievements in helping their small business customers become better marketers.”
About Art E Studio
Art E Studio is a dedicated art school focusing on teaching children and adults the fine art of oil and acrylic painting. The instructor, Darice Machel McGuire, has over 30 years experience in fine arts. She leads her students through the basic process of creating a painting, helping each student achieve their goals and encouraging them to expand their skills by trying new techniques.
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Constant Contact, an Endurance International Group company and a leader in email marketing since 1995, provides hundreds of thousands of small businesses around the world with the online marketing tools, resources, and personalized coaching they need to grow their business.
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