Celebrating life 2022

Watercolor Artist
Celebrating life 2022

The Celebrating Life 2022 show has some great local art. The work that got awards where let best. If your near Charleston and Bush stop by Charleston Heights Arts Center they all so a small theater with Guest Artist Series, Children’s Summer Concert Series and the Rainbow Company Youth Theatre performances.

Celebrating Life 2022

Artist, Celebrating Life, John Gregg, John Gregg Studios, Watercolor, Watercolor Artist, Watercolor Painting

Celebrating Life! 2022 Reception

 and Awards Ceremony
Juried Fine Art Competition for Active Adults 50 and Better
Friday, May 27, 2022 | 5 – 6:30 p.m.
Charleston Heights Arts Center | 800 Brush St.
Free and open to the public.

This is the 22nd year of the annual juried fine art exhibit, Celebrating Life! 2022. This year we have local artist, Linda Alterwitz as juror for the exhibit. The exhibit has proven to be appreciated and attended by many artists as seen by the artists who return each year! This exhibit never disappoints and people love to see all of the artwork in the building.

The awards ceremony is open to the awards winners and Artist selected into the main exhibit. Artwork that was not selected for the main exhibit or was not accepted into the show will have the option to be displayed in the “Salon des Refusés” show. Both exhibits will be on display after the awards ceremony with a reception.  The reception and newly opened galleries are free and open to the public.

Award Categories:

  • Drawing and Pastel
  • Painting (oil, acrylic)
  • Mixed Media (printmaking, collage, computer graphics, etc.)
  • Photography (black and white, color, digital, Electrophotography, etc.)
  • Ceramic (both hand built and wheel thrown)
  • Sculpture (non-ceramic)
  • Watercolor and Gouache

Exhibition Dates

Main Exhibition
Will remain on display through Thursday, June 23, 2022.
At the Charleston Heights Arts Center

The Salon des Refuses
Will be on display from Friday, May 27 through Wednesday, July 6, 2022
At the Charleston Heights Arts Center

Winners Circle
Exhibition of Award Winners
Thursday, July 21 through Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022.
City Hall Chamber Gallery
495 S. Main St., 2nd Floor

“ Purple Impressions 10 / 21 “ watercolor painting by John Gregg
“ Purple Impressions 10 / 21 “ by John Gregg

“Moon Rise” was excepted in to Celebrating Life 2022. I plan on attending the reception this alert noon.

Celebrating Life 2022

Celebrating Life, John Gregg, John Gregg Studios, Landscape Paintings, Las Vegas NV, Ocean, Watercolor
The watercolor painting got a name “Moon Rise” I made a new frame and decided mat it in black mat board. This watercolor painting is going to Las Vegas Artist Guild Gallery at the Galleria Mall Las Vegas Artists Guild is next to the upstairs entrance to Dillards Las Vegas Artist Guild Gallery is a nonprofit gallery that represents a lot of local artists from Las Vegas. Remember to shop local first.
“Moon Rise” by John Gregg

Celebrating Life 2022 excepted Moon Rise. The show will be at Charleston Heights Arts Center on Bush street Las Vegas NV going from May 27 to Wednesday June 23. Moon Rise was done last October using a watercolor palette of purple. I made the frame in my shop and cut a black double matt.

Landscape 5/22

Artist, John Gregg, John Gregg Studios, Landscape Paintings, Watercolor, Watercolor Artist, Watercolor Painting
Landscape 5/22 finished after a long break
Landscape 5/22

Landscape 5/22 is from several photo from trips to Canyon lands UT. My next trip to southern UT will be the first of June. With a base camp near Natural Bridges UT.

I will be painting what my muse wants and not for the next show. I like the lines in this landscape.

It’s been awhile

Watercolor Artist

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted. I’m in good health I took a break because my creative muse stopped. My muse was letting me know I was not fine. I removed Facebook and Twitter from my phone and pulled my work from from Las Vegas Artist Guild and City of World gallery’s. I covered the a large painting in my studio. Stopping “social media” I was no longer being pushed to be mad at something out of my control. Pulling my paintings let the pressure off my muse. It took months of to get back to where I was able to uncover my painting from March and put it away for later and put a new paper on a board.

So here is things moving forward. I will be feeding my muse with trips to beautiful places every month. I no longer look at social media. I will be posting my paintings on Facebook, Tumbler, and Instagram because it’s where people are.

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Landscape 5/22 inspired by Dead Horse UT

The last trip to Moab UT took 7 days with four camp sites in southern UT. Escalante, to Capital Reef, to Dead Horse, to Arches. Next trip is back to southern UT base camp near Natural Bridge nation park it will be at the first of 6/22 for several days.