November 2021 Newsletter


Thanks to my husband, years of saving and sacrifice, and wonderful friends in Italy, I took an amazing trip with my family at the beginning of October. I posted exclusive daily photo collections here during the trip so I could share all of the wonderful art I saw with my patrons.
Here’s the overview I posted on my blog if you’d like to see the highlights:
Photo Bomb from My Week in Italy – Frances Byrd Art (

October was a very busy month. The weekend after I returned from Italy, I attended an excellent paper clay workshop. You can look forward to seeing more work in 3D soon.
Air Dry Clay Workshop with Lisa Matrundola – Frances Byrd Art (

I thought I would get back to painting in the studio the following weekend, but I was invited to a mural painting competition. I placed in the competition for my mandarin duck concept. I will post about my award as soon as the final information comes through.
2021 Mural Competition at Strange Duck Brewing – Frances Byrd Art (

When I finally managed to get back to painting, I realized I wanted to shift gears with the painting I was waiting to dry. Here’s a blog post about that shift and what it means for future paintings.
After many years of trying to loosen up, I am finally learning to listen to the painting and stop being so rigid.
Sometimes Painting Concepts Change – Frances Byrd Art (

I have had a lot of new opportunities, show submissions, and art features over the last few weeks. I use my social media as a public journal. Follow me there if you want to see my daily activities.

Frances Byrd (@frances_byrd_art) • Instagram photos and videos

Frances Byrd Art | Facebook

Coming Up

Button Art Public Installation  – underway

Hudgens Center Members Show – Reception Saturday, November 3, 1pm

Athens Tech Mental Health Expo – Tuesday, November 30

Madison County Senior Center Christmas Market – Saturday, December 11

Next Year

Solo Show at Strange Duck Brewing – February

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