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November 2019

My Annual Studio Show, formerly known as the Holiday Studio Show, is Thursday,
November 14, 2019, from 5-8pm. I love this annual studio show as it pulls together most everything I have been working on during the year. A great time to find some wonderful gifts for home and holiday. After this Annual Studio Show opening, my studio will be open by appointment through the holidays. Just email if you would like to come by to be sure I am in. After Holiday when I am teaching in Florida, there are some great people who assist me, so you can still come in and see the work. And if you are in Florida and want to see what I am working on there, just email and we can compare schedules and locations and I am guessing we can find a time to meet.

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.

Don’t forget to see what workshops I am offering just after the new year in Florida. I am extremely excited about the lineup we have put together for this next Winter. The venues that I partner with are some of the best in the country and I really enjoy working with them. It is my 11th year teaching there, and my following has grown a lot in the past few years. Many workshops sell out quickly, and I am limiting the number of students so that classes are manageable. Check out all the details under CLASSES.

Let me know if you would like to visit my studio in Indianapolis to see my newest work. I have a busy schedule, but can always make time to show my paintings and talk about your home and what might work best in certain areas. It is best to email to set up an appointment.

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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