Today’s Special – Acrylic and Oil on Canvas
John Rust/ Patty Rust 2015
I recently collaborated with my mom, Patty Rust on a painting for entry into a show at the Hal Marcus Gallery. We were accepted, so you will be able to see our painting at the opening of “All You Can Eat” on March 26 through May 22:
It’s been a while since I’ve posted any works in progress. The last couple of months have been kind of crazy with going to Houston and getting a few of my paintings ready and delivered to the airport and city of El Paso. Oh and there was a job change in there as well. This is an idea I’ve had for a while so i’m glad to finally get it going.
I was honored to have been selected as a finalist for the 2013 Hunting Art Prize. My piece “All Tapped out in El Paso” was one of 1600 pieces from around Texas entered. The 3 jurors whittled it down to 109 finalists of which one is selected for the $50,000 prize. Hunting PLC also matches the prize amount and a total of the sales to a charity, last year the amount was well over $100,000.
This was my first time at the Gala and it was a interesting event. One of the highlights was meeting fellow El Paso artist Alexandra McGovern, whose entry was next to mine.
The event was well attended, giving the artists lots of visibility and plenty of networking opportunities. I had lots of interest in my piece, quite possibly due to having my own personal Vanna White:
Virginia and I had a blast and I will definitively continue to enter, who knows I might sell next time!