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Spring Happenings

Posted by admin on  April 27, 2022

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On a Monday afternoon in early March, the couple who purchased my mixed media piece, “Leaving, Terra Firma with Teak Leaf,” held an event in their home in my honor. One member of the couple invited several of her friends to a high tea, while her husband acted as cheerleader and videographer. Among the delicacies served were traditional English cucumber and watercress sandwiches!  I was asked to talk about the piece they had purchased which

Collaboration: The Whole is Always Greater Than the Sum of its Parts

Posted by admin on  January 19, 2022

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Category: Blog, Teaching
This article, a combination of a few of my blog posts relating to collaboration, will appear in an upcoming edition of Arts Coast Magazine, Creative Pinellas’ on-line magazine:  For well over two decades both making art, mostly mixed media paintings and sculpture, and teaching art, have been my focus. While I have done hundreds of residencies as an Artist-in-Residence with the New Mexico Arts Commission; VSA New Mexico and Florida (now Arts4All); the Virginia Commission for

I’m January’s Featured Artist at the Dunedin Fine Art Center

Posted by admin on  January 12, 2022

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Category: Blog, Exhibitions
Here is the invitation to the Dunedin Fine Art Center‘s monthly Coffee and Conversation series. (The video of our conversation is below.) Coffee & Conversation with Rose Marie Prins is at NOON on Tues., Jan. 11th (Virtually!) Hanging out, drinking delicious coffee, talking about art… ahhhh, that’s the life! Well, that WAS the life at least for an hour or so each month at the Dunedin Fine Art Center’s Coffee and Conversation series, sponsored by DFAC’s Sterling
Current Exhibitions “In the Beginning…”(detail) at the opening reception of the Creative Pinellas Arts Annual 2021 If you live in the Tampa Bay Area, do go visit the Gallery at Creative Pinellas in Largo for the final few days of the Arts Annual 2021. Over thirty award-winning artists are represented in this exciting and diverse exhibition. I am honored to be among them. The Gallery at Creative Pinellas is at 12211 Walsingham Rd, Largo, FL

Rose Marie Prins: Bound Crosses and Boundary Crossings at Studio Grand Central

Posted by admin on  September 29, 2021

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When I first arrived in the United States I had something of an identity crisis. In my home country, South Africa, I had owned a trendy and successful women’s fashion boutique called Roses. In Johannesburg I was Rose of Roses! At the San Francisco Art Institute, where I had recently arrived to get a BFA in Painting, I was just another first year art student. In an attempt to connect myself to my South African