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December 2021

Completed over 30 workshops this year and found incredible success. Kept students safe, had great classes and have been invited back at all of my venues. The places that I teach and partner with are the best, and mostly, I am there teaching by invitation at the request of my students. What great times we had this summer! My workshops for 2022 start early in January, don’t miss. Everything under contract is listed on my web site under CLASSES. We will do our best to keep you safe with limited enrollment numbers, CDC cleaning protocol, distanced desks and easels, and in many venues, masks. Don’t wait too long to register as spots are much more limited than in the past. See you soon! I have many art fairs already confirmed for 2022. Be sure to visit SHOWS for more details...

I participated in the Art at the Indianapolis International Airport temporary art program early in 2018. It was great fun. (I always enjoy the programs our Indianapolis Arts Council organizes and operates and try my best to participate.) Special thanks go out to Katie Norman/Indianapolis Airport Authority, Lindsey Lord and Julia Mooney-Moore/Indianapolis Arts Council, and Amy Carroll and Christopher Carroll for their help with the program.

I am pleased that 2 of my Indiana Dunes paintings left my studio in 2017 for a journey to Africa. The paintings will be hanging in an exhibition at the U.S. Embassy in Freetown, Sierra Leone for the next few years. AIE has a public diplomacy mission achieved through cross-cultural dialogue and understanding through the visual arts. One way they realize this is through the exhibiting artwork in the public spaces of U.S. Embassies abroad, specifically in the U.S. Ambassadors’ residences. The Ambassadorial residences serve as the center for official state functions overseas, and the exhibitions become a part of the Ambassadors’ cultural mission. For these exhibitions, they strive to curate themes which foster dialogue and provide platforms for cultural outreach. I was very honored to be asked by Imtiaz Hafiz, Curator of Art In Embassies/U.S. Department of State to participate in the program and the new Ambassador, Maria E. Brewer was especially excited to have my paintings of the Dunes as she grew up in Indiana.

As seen in USA TODAY, August 23, 2018.

I delivered a peony painting to the residence of the Vice President of the United States the summer of 2017 and still get some press from time to time as noted above. I am very honored and so excited to be included in their collection! Here is the tweet Second Lady, Karen Pence sent the day I dropped off the painting.

I cannot say it enough, thanks to all who support and encourage me along this journey. Hope to see you soon!

Douglas David


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