I told him that my wife Robbie had just signed up for his upcoming two-day workshop at the Northfield Senior Center and I wanted to know if he was qualified to be a teacher. He assured me that he was, and looking at his bio on his web site, I guess he is.
Patsy Dew has the details on Fred’s class in this blog post on Northfield.org. And Jacqueline Pavek has an article in the June 28 Nfld News about the class, too.
Fred continues to pile up the awards for his painting. Last week he won Best in Show at the Red Wing Arts Association’s Plein Air Arts Festival. This article in the Rochester Bulletin has the story: Northfield artist wins Red Wing contest:
Somers, of Northfield, and 29 other artists from the region, painted “en plein air,” the French expression for “in open air,” in Red Wing and the surrounding countryside from Monday to Saturday last week.
The paintings were judged and awards given during a reception at the Depot Gallery on Saturday evening. The judge was Brian Stewart, of St. Paul, a member of the Plein Air Painters of America.