Farewell to 2023
As we approach the end of 2023, I find it hard to believe how swiftly time has flown by. In the midst of the global challenges we've faced, the pursuit of personal growth has been both a rewarding and demanding journey.
I want to express my heartfelt gratitude for your continuous interest and support. Your presence at my studio, shows, and workshops adds a special touch to the experience.
It was truly an honor to have been elected as the President of the Tallahassee Watercolor Society, and concurrently, appointed as a Member at Large for the Plein Air Painters of the Southeast. Serving on these vibrant and enthusiastic boards this year has been a privilege.
I was honored to be one of the invited artists to collaborate with Gadsden Arts Center at the "Week with the Arts 2023". I am thankful to all collectors who visited my studio.
Despite the demanding schedule, life drawing sessions at the studio persisted, thanks to the support of Sherry Whitney, Chris Rivera and Nancy Holland for help and everyone who continue to attend. We are all grow together and it was a delight to see the art works of our regular members at the exhibition "In Real Time" at the local 621 Gallery.
At the studio visiting artists Kristen Valle Yann and Manon Sander graciously shared their skills with us. Manon Sander will come back to a gouache workshop March 26 - 27, 2024 at my studio next year.
Reflecting on the year, I am overwhelmed with gratitude for the recognition, I received an impressive number of prestigious awards, naming a few: Grand Prize Award, the 10th Annual Lighthouse Art Center Plein Air Festival, Best of Show Award and Best Quickdraw Award, Degallery Grant Event, Best In Show Award, Olmstead Plein Air Invitational, Second Place Award, Parrsboro Plein Air and Artist's Choice Award, Mountain Maryland Plein Air Competition & Exhibition.
A special thanks to Lighthouse Art Center for hosting the Plein Air event and for honoring me with the award of publishing my artworks in the 'American Art Collector Magazine', December 2023 Edition, under the 'Artist in Focus' section https://www.americanartcollector.com/issues/218/natalia-andreeva
My works were also juried into various competitions, including 35th Art in Gadsden Juried Exhibition, Zwicker's Art Gallery, Canada, 24th Annual American Impressionist Society National Juried Exhibition, 7th Annual American Impressionist Society Impressions: Small Works Showcase, Tallahassee Watercolor Society’s 2023 Brush Strokes.
This year marks a significant milestone for me, as I am now represented by Signature Gallery, a highly esteemed art gallery in Tallahassee.
My schedule has been bustling with activity, featuring a myriad of exhibitions, exciting travels to both unexplored and familiar destinations, immersive painting sessions, and the sheer joy of forging connections and making new friends along the way. Check my website (www.andreeva.com) for this year paintings.
I am thrilled to share that the upcoming 2024 Year holds exciting adventures for us, there's something for everyone. Don't miss out on the chance to join me and other fabulous artists in unique workshops that promise creativity and fun. Stay tuned for updates on social media, subscribe to my newsletter, and mark your calendars.
Thank you again for being a part of this journey. Happy Holidays and Best Wishes in the New Year!