Annie Howell-Adams curated “Work,” a group figurative show, now on exhibit at the Island Museum of Art.
The show opened March 21, kicking off Westcott Bay Institute’s 2008 season.
Howell-Adams started a series of paintings about commercial fishermen, some from sketches down at the docks, others from her experience commercial fishing.
The figure at work is a varied topic which proved to be perfectly suited to a group show.
Howell-Adams has been sketching at Malcolm Tire Shop, Jensen’s Shipyard, and at her hair salon, In Style. Joining her in this show are other San Juan artists who paint figuratively.
Ann Walbert created a piece about sheep shearing, Richard Barhart painted an artist at work, Linda Degnan-Cobos has been spending time at Heritage Farm drawing and painting. Other San Juan artists exhibiting are Cynthia Church, Becky Kilpatrick, Kristie Gjesme, Chinmayo, Mary Guy McCulloch, and Tory Raggett.
The show runs through April 30. During that time, Howell-Adams and Degnan-Cobos will be in New York City studying with figurative and abstract artists at the National Academy of Fine Arts and the Arts Student League. They both plan to continue painting the figure at work when they return to the island.