[Originally written mid-February 2012]

Halfway through February already – although the weather has been mild, it’s been a busy start to 2012.

Web Image of "Winter Lake Day"

Winter Lake Day (25" x 40") © Dave Tilton

Winter Lake Day featured this month

“Winter Lake Day” (25″ x 40″) graces the month of February in Welcome Home, the 2012 Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission Art Calendar. If you haven’t picked up a calendar yet, please consider doing so either downtown at the Commission’s office in the City-County building, at the municipal offices of cities, towns, and village throughout the county, or at a number of local sales partners.  There’s still ten more months to enjoy the beautiful artwork of Dane County artists, including our friend Kay Brathol-Hostvet’s “Distant” in March.

In its thirteen edition, sales of the annual art calendar help support the Commission’s mission and programs to foster public participation, increase access, and forge alliances in support of arts, culture and local history.  Alliant Energy provided generous support for the 2012 edition.  See the Commission’s website: Dane Arts for more information.

Book Release Date Set

Dave is happy to be among the artists chosen for the book, 100 Artists of the Midwest.  Published by Schiffer Books, it’s set for release in May and already available for pre-order on Amazon.

Edgewood Orchard Galleries

We are excited to announce that Dave’s artwork will be shown this season at Edgewood Orchard Galleries, one of Door County’s favorite seasonal destinations for art lovers.  Set on an 80 acre orchard and housed in a restored barn, the gallery has been known since 1969 for its exhibitions exploring a wide range of media.  We’re looking forward to showing work in this beautiful location just south of Fish Creek at Peninsula Players Road.  Gallery opens for the season May 5 from 10am to 5pm daily.

Web Image of Cloud Clover I

Cloud Cover I (31" x 38") © Dave Tilton

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Water Falls I (38" x 72") © Dave Tilton

September Show at Grace Chosy Gallery

We’re also excited to announce that Dave will have a show of new work this September at Grace Chosy Gallery on Monroe Street in Madison.  The gallery always has a few of Dave’s works on hand, so stop by anytime.

Web Image of "Yellow Cloud"

Yellow Cloud (74" x 55") © Dave Tilton