Lagoon With Sunset
50" high x 40" wide
acrylic on wood diptych
Ocean Sunset
50" high x 40" wide
acrylic on wood diptych
No Sunset in Hell
50" high x 40" wide
acrylic on wood diptych

Sun Already Set
50" high x 40" wide
acrylic on wood diptych
Desert Sunset
50" high x 40" wide
acrylic on wood diptych
Snowy Sunset
50" high x 40" wide
acrylic on wood diptych

dear art afficianados
The above paintings are diptychs, a fancy word for a two-piece piece. I love diptychs. Maybe because I m a little dippy myself. Whatever the reason, I concocted the above pieces during a hot period of creativity. First, I did a sketch of the design which would appear on all of them, and then I had a carpenter make the pieces according to my specifications. And, voila, there they were and still are!  If you go to my website, www.artbyione.com and look in the abstract gallery you will see many more diptychs". I guess I like to put things together, that s why I m contacting you with this email.

Here s what I ve been up to during this month of February, 2011:

awards and kudos
2011 3rd Place - Tsunami - Liquid - Lightspacetime.com - online competition. Selected Out of 75 entries Juried by John R. Math/Pres.- Light/space/time.com
2011 Special Recognition for the Lightspacetime.com Seascapes Competition. Selected out of 503 entries.
2011 Master Plus Category www.artjury.com
2012 March-May  ArcLight Cinemas Hollywood, CA.
2011-12 Sept/Jan. 2012  Arc Light Cinema Beach Cities (El Segundo), CA.
2011 June-Sept   Arc Light Cinema Pasadena, CA.
2011 August   Caladan Gallery Cambridge, Mass.
2011 Jan/Feb   El Segundo Library El Segundo, CA.
2011 March   El Camino College Library Torrance, CA..
selected exhibitions   group exhibitions


- Dreams on Canvas - Juried by Art Jury / Circle of Care Foundation Four Seasons Hotel - Westlake Village, CA.

2011 March/April - Colors of Light - Juried by Susan Thampas/Opera Singer who Will Sing from the Inspiration She Receives from my painting, Thoughts . Lark Gallery - San Pedro, CA.

2011 March/April - Spring Show - Juried by Susan Schomberg/Gallery Owner - Malibu Art Assn. - Santa Monica, CA.

2011 March - Wide Open 2 - Juried by Nathan Trotman/Assoc. Curator/Guggenheim Museum of Art Brooklyn, N.Y. (selected out of 1,594 entries).

2011 March - 86th Annual Exhibition - Pasadena Soc. Of Artists - Juried by Members Silver Lake Art Gallery/L.A., CA.

2011 Feb/April - Ordinary & Extraordinary Still Life - Still Point OnLine Exhibition Juried by Christine Brooks Cote/Gallery Director

2011 Feb/March - Visual Joy - Caladan Gallery - Juried Online Int l. Art Exhibition - Juried by Marjorie Kaye / Dir. - www.caladangallery.com

2011 Feb/March - DECORATIVE ARTS ONLINE COMPETITION - WWW.AJAS.COM - Online Show Juried by Dr. Gwen Chanzit/Curator - Dr. Lee A. Grey/Curator - Ryan Glover/Curator - Charles Debus - Lecturer/Photographer

2011 Jan/Feb - Spring, Love, Life - Juried by Lark Gallery - Assi Art Gallery, L.A., CA.

2011 Jan - Jan 2012 - 12th Annual Realism Juried Online Int l. Art Exhibition - Juried by Laurence Bradshaw/Curator-Prof. of Art.

2011 Jan/Feb 2011 Open - Juried by Craig Krull/Artist - Topanga Canyon, CA.

2012 May - Art of All Ages Comprehensive Child Develop. Long Beach, CA.

2012 March - ArtExpo N.Y., N.Y.

2012 March - Red Dot Miami, Fl.

2012 Feb - Palm Beach Contemporary Palm Beach, Fl.

2012 Feb -Naples International- Naples, Fl.

2012 Jan -Miami International-Miami, Fl.

2011 Dec -Red Dot Miami Miami, Fl.

2011 Sept Emerge Washington, D.C.

2011 July Scope Hamptons Bridgehampton, N.Y

2011 May Art Chicago Chicago, Il.

2011 May Affordable Art Fair N.Y., N.Y.

2011 March Art Expo - N.Y., N.Y.

2011 Feb/March Spring - Assi Art Gallery L.A., CA.

2011 Feb/Mar - Infiniti Couleur - Norbertellen Gallery-
L.A., CA.

2011 Feb/March - Spring, Love, Life Artistic Voyage Yorba Linda, CA..

2011 Jan/April - St. Johns Art Wall Project located at StJohnsArtWall.com. http://www.stjohnsartwall.com/share.php?id=357

2011 Jan/Dec. Art History Chennel Website & Cable TV Network Show 21st Century Artists .

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep"
- Henry Ward Beecher

I create art because I must.
It is a necessary extension of my life.
It identifies and substantiates my existence.
It is my profile and my legacy.
I want to intrigue and entertain.
I want to initiate wonder and questions.
I want to communicate my thoughts, dreams and desires.
Most of all, I want to be
. - Ione Citrin
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