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ISSUE |  March  2018


"Balloons” © 1996  yvette watson yvette watsonfine art

“Balloons”— one of the first paintings completed at the start of my career as a fine artist. Praise God !! —it still looks good and my style hasn’t really changed very much. The sketch for this painting was done quickly on a napkin at a restaurant. Inspiration—a fashionably, dressed Christian sister wearing a cross, a hat and sporting a lovely 1920’s style over sized coat…holding balloons. Enjoy!

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Baltimore Museum of Art

Odyssey: Jack Whitten Sculpture, 1963-2017

April 22,2018 – July 29, 2018
10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore, MD  21218

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Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

What Remains To Be Seen

Thru – May 20, 2018
220 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

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The David C. Driskell Center

Portrait of Who We Are

February 1 2018 – May 18, 2018
1214 Cole Student Activities Bldg. University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742

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Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Like a Study in Black History: P. H. Polk, Chester Higgins, and The Black Photographers Annual, Vol 2

Thru  – May 6, 2018
200 N. Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220

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Georgia Museum of Art Museum

Expanding Tradition: Selections from the Larry D. and Brenda A. Thompson Collection

Thru - May 2018
90 Carlton Street, Athens, GA 30602

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Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Museum

A Century of African American Quilts

Thru - May 2018
326 West Francis Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185

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de Young Museum

Revelations: Art from the African American South

Thru – April 1, 2018
Golden Gate Park
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr.,
San Francisco, CA 94118

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Reginald F. Lewis Museum

Freedom: Emancipation Quilted & Stitched

Thru – March 28, 2018
830 E. Pratt St., Baltimore, MD  21202

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Galerie Myrtis

Art of the Collectors VI

February 10 2018 – March 24, 2018
2224 North Charles St. .Baltimore, MD 21218

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Feature Article

by yvette watson

This month’s cover art “Balloons” captured a moment in my life some time ago while dining out at a restaurant. From an artist’s perspective the scene was “magic” so it was recorded hastily on a napkin. Later it was added to the collection of finished works born from happenings in my little universe, ideas, musings, imaginations or real world events. Many people wear a cross for different reasons. For some it’s a symbolic commitment to one’s faith, for others it’s another accessory that enhances a certain “look”. For Christians the cross is a symbol of our Saviour the Lord Jesus Christ. Whether a Christian wears a cross or not we are His representatives and must daily live up to what that means according to His word as revealed in scripture. The Lord’s standards are extremely high and no one—no human—can meet them apart from His grace and power. Fortunately for Christians God has given us the Holy Spirit to empower us in right living to accomplish His will and purposes in every area of life. He gives us no commands we can’t accomplish in His strength. When our profession of faith and our actions are out of alignment it is hypocrisy. it damages our witness and testimony for Christ. The same is true for non believers who are held to varied human standards of ethics and morality. Man’s standards evolve and change but God’s standards NEVER change because He NEVER changes. Malachi 3:6. Check out 2017’s Father’s Day movie “Obedience” to learn more about the importance of adhering to God’s Word. Whether you’re a Christian or not authenticity in your life and practice is the key to character and trustworthiness with others. That applies to relationships, business and all areas of life. We all fall short but praise God for His love and forgiveness and the forgiveness of those around us. Read Titus 2 to learn about God’s expectation for His children. No matter what you believe authenticity and integrity have a profound effect on everything. Healthy relationships, societies, businesses and reputations crumble with hypocrisy, lies and untruths.




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Out, About & Around Online

This month we’re visiting Boston. How?—online of course!! The Boston Museum of Fine Arts showcases the work of Black Artists in it’s collection.

Art by African Americans in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

This exhibit includes a whose who of Black fine artists from pre Civil war Black Master Henry Oswa Tanner, Renaissance painters : Eldizer Cortor, Archibald Motley, self taught phenom Howard Pippin to today’s celebrated artists Kara Walker and Kehinde Wilde ! The simple yet elegant presentation of the collection is reminiscent of a traditional museum setting. Images are accompanied with media including video and audio narratives by collectors, museum staff and art professionals. You’re in for a treat accessible from your digital medium of choice. Praise God for technology.

New Work

“The Workers - Online Exhibition”

The Workers Online Exhibit

On view this month “The Workers” online exhibition ! There are eight paintings in this series —all completed in 2016. Use the link below to enter the exhibit. You can view the “To Work” series, the “parent series” of the “The Workers” and future online exhibitions by visiting the exhibitions page at yvettewatsonfineart.com. Enjoy !! All pieces will be available for sale in Gallery II at yvettewatsonfineart.com God willing in April. Thank you



"The Workers" | Online Exhibiton


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