Thursday, January 25, 2007

Children's Portrait Competition Finalist

They say good things come in threes, and I guess that is true at least sometimes. I had entered a members' competition sponsored by the Portrait Society of America, but the notification date came and went, so I assumed I had not won anything and went on with life as usual. Then I got a congratulatory call from a fellow artist, John Ennis, who was also a finalist! Thank you, John, for notifying me, thanks to the Portrait Society and to my subject, George.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Trip to Estonia

There's been a lot happening recently, and most of it relates to portraits. This fall I painted a posthumous portrait of my father, Louis Kahn, for the Union of Estonian Architects. It found a home in the Town Hall of Kuressaare, on the island of Saaremaa, Estonia, where my father spent the first five years of his life before emigrating to the U.S. The UEA hosted a symposium in Saaremaa in October, which I attended with my mother, daughter, and brother. The portrait unveiling was only a small part of this very exciting trip. You can read about it in the latest issue (Jan/Feb 2007) of the Pennsylvania Gazette, the University of Pennsylvania's alumni magazine. Here's a link to the online Gazette:

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Woodmere Museum Exhibit

Welcome to my news blog! Just want to let you know that one of my portraits, Nancy Bea Miller, was accepted into the 67th Annual Juried Exhibition at the Woodmere Museum in Philadelphia. To my surprise, it even won an award, the Pearl and Lloyd Van Sciver Award! The opening is on January 27th from 5 to 7 p.m. in case you want to drop by and join the festivities.