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SOAR Workshop Instructor!

I’m over the moon to announce that I’m now officially a workshop instructor! And my first workshop has been scheduled for:

October 13-14, 2018 in Keizer, Oregon! Here’s a link

Oh my gosh, is this EVER going to be a fun weekend! I’ll be leading folks through re-creating a beautiful drawing of vibrant roses on drafting film, in my signature outline style, also using the fretting technique I have developed. More on that in an upcoming post!

Before that, this summer, I’ll be honing my teaching skills with Ann Kullberg, through the SOAR Teacher Training Course.

Ann has taught taught more than 5,000 colored pencil artists over a 20-year career. In the SOAR training program, Ann is sharing her knowledge and experience as a workshop instructor with a dozen selected artists who will then give workshops under the SOAR banner. It’s a great program and I am incredibly honored to be selected.

If you have the notion, join me in Oregon in October. We are going to have a BLAST!



A First at Edmonds

This spring has been the most fun yet on this amazing colored pencil journey, with two pieces accepted into the juried show  at the prestigious Edmonds Arts Festival in Edmonds, Washington.

I’d just found out about the festival this spring and decided to enter a couple of pieces because the festival is held fairly close to my home. So for a first timer, getting into the show was a big deal. Krysta nearly had to peel me off the ceiling when I found out my work had been accepted.

But that wasn’t all. On June 11, I discovered that one of my pieces, Wanderlust, won a FIRST PLACE (I just about fainted) at Edmonds, and that came with a nice monetary prize, too.  I walked around in a dream state for days.

Maybe I still am.



April was Shaking at The Schack!

In April, one of my newest pieces, “Wildberries” was accepted for the Schack Art Center’s 21st Annual Juried show. The piece was one of 121 chosen for the show from more than 600 entries!

The show features many different 3D and 2D media and I’m really happy to have this chance to represent colored pencil to a large audience. The Schack Art Center is located on Hoyt Avenue in Everett, Washington.

Woohoo! The Schack show made the Everett Herald and they mentioned us:

“Be sure also to see Bruce Morrow’s oil painting “Magpie Rodeo,” Tom Gross Shader’s oil painting “Farmstand,” Mike O’Day’s funny sculpture “Last Caw,” James Snitily’s two-textured ceramic vessels, Rhonda Dicksion’s Colored Pencil Drawing of “Wildberries,” and Kathleen Faulkner’s oil pastel “Southbound.”

“It’s a must-see exhibit,” Johansen said.



Way To Go, David Cantrell!

David recently completed my Dazzling Chrome tutorial (available through Ann Kullberg’s website here) and did quite a remarkable job. The chrome just sparkles and this Harley Road King is ready to roar off the page! Thanks for sharing it, David.

Want to try it yourself?  The Dazzling Chrome Tutorial by Rhonda Dicksion provides step-by-step instruction that will guide you through 30 detailed steps for mastering reflective chrome. The kit Includes line drawing, full-color images, Prismacolor color chart and detailed method overview, plus videos.



Ribbons at The Evergreen State Fair in Monroe

It was time to do a few dog circles when I found out the two pieces I entered in the state fair this year won ribbons. Rose Crush took a second with 89 points, and with a score of 91 Still Life with Harley won a first place and the Judge’s Choice ribbon! Thanks to everyone in the fine arts division at the fair for your hard work and the care you take with the artwork… and the artists!

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