Art, Breath, Paint, Air . . .

Art, Breath, Paint, Air . . .

Friday, August 24, 2012

A portrait of things to come

My Fine Art:

Come see me today on the boardwalk

"Afternoon Nap," 8x20, Oil on Linen, $900 Artists' Choice Award "Paint Annapolis 2012

Get the first look at my new plein air paintings from this Summer:

"Artists on the Boardwalk," Aug. 24, 2012, 4-8pm, Junction City Shopping Center, Peoria, IL
Junction City and Exhibit A Gallery present the season's last: ARTISTS ON THE BOARDWALK. Come experience local artists showing their works along the boardwalk of Junction City Shopping Center. View amazing classic cars from Central Illinois Cruisers. Enjoy great dining from our eclectic restaurants, browse the stylish decor from our unique shops, and indulge yourself in top fashions from our boutique clothing stores.


Honors - I was awarded "Artists' Choice Award" at Paint Annopolis 2012 and "First Place" at Wayne Plein Air 2012. It is always a pleasure to have my work validated on this level and I am grateful to have the best job in the world.

My Upcoming Art Events Schedule:

"Plein Air Vermont," Sept. 4-9, 2012, North Bennington, VT
The competition will take place in North Bennington, a scenic village in Southwestern Vermont and an ideal location for artists, hosts its first “plein air” competition from Wednesday, September 4 through Sunday, September 9, 2012. This, the event's first year, will be judged by Plein Air Magazine Editor Stephen Doherty. See the website for details on how you can enjoy the festival.

"Peoria Art Guild Fine Art Fair," Sept. 29-30, 2012, Peoria, IL
Every year, the last full weekend in September, the Peoria Riverfront becomes a live and in-person art gallery where you can SEE & BUY original artwork and meet the artist. It features 150 artists from 26 states and Canada, live music from local musicians, and a Kids Art Festival that is a destination of its own. 10-5pm. As soon as I know by booth location I will post it on my website

"Sonoma Plein Air," Oct. 1-6, 2012, Sonoma, CA
This juried event brings nationally recognized plein air artists to Sonoma for a week of painting the inspiring landscapes of Sonoma Valley. Whether it is the magnificent green hills with giant oaks, grazing sheep and cows, winding roads, picturesque villages, or the colors and scents of wildflowers---Sonoma Valley is paradise for plein air artists. See website for info and events

"Sedona Plein Air," October 20-27, Sedona, AZ
There is no setting more perfect than Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon in late October to find vibrant, unexpected scenic beauty. It is truly an artist's paradise. Thirty award-winning artists, selected from among the best of the best, have accepted invitations to participate in this unique artistic showcase. They are coming from all over the United States to spend eight days painting en plein air, and to share their incredible talent and unique experiences with this challenging art form.

My painting website:


My Photography:

I photographed this beautiful little girl at the Portrait Picture Taking Marathon
during the "CIAO First Friday Studio Tour."

Missed the Portrait Picture Taking Marathon at my studio this month? I am booking portrait session now.

Imagine what we can do together!

It's a fun, creative experience with a lasting end result. Just like plein air painting, my photography captures a moment in time including all the emotion and connection I can infuse into each pixel. I exclusively photograph portraits - kids, adults, friends, couples, bellies, families, pets... I love people and I love how my lens lets me connect with another human being on a meaningful and artistic level. I see beauty in every face and in every personality. I manifest that beauty, both inner and outer, in my final images. We can even bring out that beauty with artful hair, make-up, wardrobe, and posing. From conception, to capture, to finish, I see everything with my painter's eye.

See my photography at and call or email me about a portrait photo session at (309) 698-9336, As you can see by my schedule, I am uber busy, and I want to fit you in, so do it, call me!

From an Artful Belly session.

Check out my FACEBOOK page Tracey Frugoli Photography - I update it a lot. It would be great if you would "like" my page, too. You know, word of mouse is powerful!

Tracey Frugoli Studio (309) 698-9336

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