My Sister In Law's Art Show

 We did something a little out of the ordinary last week; my sister in law had a show for her artwork at a gallery!  We had never been to a gallery opening before. I love walking through art galleries but I don't ever remember going to an opening or seeing the artwork of anyone I know in one before. 

It was definitely a favorite moment from my week! 

My husband and I decided to make a whole date night out of it. We got dressed up, went to the gallery and then planned to head out to dinner. 

The invitation- The gallery is called the DeBlois Gallery in Middletown Rhode Island

I had such high hopes for a lovely night on/near the water with the gallery being located right near Newport but it POURED so much that we elected to not stop in Newport and wander around after the show... but enough about me; I really wanted to show you more about the show itself.

It's a fairly small gallery but it was packed with people and art from many artists (though my sister in law has already been invited back for another snow next year).

My brother and my sister in law near her work 




I've had my sister in law's artwork at my house for months at a time trying to get good photos for her portfolio but it is not easy artwork to get a good photo of since there is such dimension and detail. There are little sparkling gems imbedded throughout too

This is the best I've ever managed but seeing her art work framed, in a gallery, with the lights shining off it was wonderful!!  The larger fish piece seemed to sparkle and I heard so many compliments on that piece. 


I spent most of the hour or so we were there chatting with family and trying to take photos of her, her work, etc. but I did wander around and snap a quick photo of other works of art that caught my eye. 

I love a good ocean painting and this one had such lovely colors and a real feeling of movement. 


This painting was so neat because the bottom 1/2 of the rocks are under some sort of clear acrylic or epoxy that mimics the look of water so well!


This "reflection" work of art is all made with fibers; string and yarn and whatnot and was so detailed! 


While I am a traditional paint on canvas girl, this gallery also showcased photos, sculptures, and a really wide variety of mediums and art. I was really inspired. 


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  1. Congrats to your sister-in-law and what amazing art! What a great idea for a date night in my opinion.

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    1. Aw, thank you! It was a fabulous date night.

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  2. Wow! Another talented family member- such beautiful work!

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  3. Her artwork is beautiful and so very detailed! I love all the others you pictured as well, especially that one with the acrylic. That's genius! I enjoy visiting art galleries! I'd love to start investing in some for our home someday.

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    1. It was a fun night and I love checking out other artists' work.

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    1. The place was really packed too. It was a small gallery for sure but I felt like a good number of people were in and out for that hour we were there.

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  5. What an awesome accomplishment, she is so talented!

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    1. She really is! I'm amazed at all she gets done while also homeschooling her 4 kiddos.

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  6. This is just so cool!!!!! I am always in awe of artists & how they come up with ideas & how they execute it. So talented

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    1. Me too! I mean I can paint on canvas but I'm not usually into experimenting with new mediums... I'm often baffled by them.

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  7. How wonder to see your SIL’s artwork showcased at the gallery. She does beautiful work. I have my two youngest son’s art spread all around my house! I hope you have a wonderful weekend, Joanne.

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  8. Wow....Such unique and beautiful art talent! Such a fun night!

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    1. It was a fun night; even if the weather did not wan to cooperate.

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  9. How fun! That's our old stomping grounds, we lived in Portsmouth, Rhode Island for 5 years. The artwork is beautiful, I like your description of the piece with the rocks.

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    1. Oh fun, I love visiting anywhere along the Rhode island shoreline!

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  10. This is so cool. I love the Reflections piece. My grandmother is an artist. She had her work displayed at many galleries and she sold most of it, too. I love to look at her work. I wish I was talented like that!

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    1. That is so cool!! My grandmother was a phenomenal artist but I don't remember her doing much with her artwork other than framing and putting it around her house (which is what I've always done too!). I have a few of her pieces now and I love looking at them.

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  11. Wow. These are amazing. I love the sea scene x Jacqui.

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  12. Oh, your sister in law has a gift! I love how artistic your entire family is.

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  13. Wow! Her work is beautiful: that is quite a striking medium and I love it! Sounds like a fun evening!
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    1. It really is such an interesting medium. It was a lot of fun and I'll definitely be going to more of her shows as she grows her business.

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  14. Definitely a fabulous event and your SIL is SO talented.
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  15. Congrats to your sister in law with the art show. Her artwork is just beautiful!

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  16. While all of the art is pretty fantastic, your SIL's work is absolutely gorgeous! That must take so much focus as well as talent. Congratulations to her!

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  17. Your sister-in-law's artwork is stunning, Joanne!
    It must have been so special to see it showcased in a gallery.
    Congrats to her on a successful show!

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    1. Aw, thank you! We are all so proud of her.

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  18. That is amazing!! What a great accomplishment for your sister-in-law!

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  19. How good of your SIL! Btw, your brother and you look so much alike. I love the stone painting!

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  20. Your SIL's art is beautiful! Congratulations on her show!

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  21. Joanne,
    CONGRATS to your SIL!! She is an amazing talent!! WOW! I can understand why she has already been invited back!! Sounds like it was a great evening!! Thanks so much for dropping by!! I appreciate it!!
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  22. Great art work and that is so very cool.

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  23. She's very talented! I loved looking through each photo. Joanne, thank you for sharing her art with us at The Crazy Little Lovebirds link party #28.

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  24. Wow! That would be a fun visit in general but having that be your sister's work -- well, that just makes it super special. And she has such a gift. I love her style -- it's very impressive. Thanks for taking us there!

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    1. Aw, thank you; that is so sweet to hear. I think her style is very impressive too.

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  25. Congratulations to your SIL! She does beautiful work! My dad is an artist, so I truly love and appreciate art since I grew up around it!

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  26. Congratulations to your sister in law! And all of the work you showed is so cool! I really need to find more galleries to wander through.

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    1. They are so fun and I loved that this show was mostly emerging artists.

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