Saturday, January 04, 2014

Upcoming "Women in Photograhy" Exhibit

I'll be participating in the Customs House Museum's "Women in Photography" exhibit starting in March.  Rather than traditional photography, my two pieces will be photo encaustics. The theme for this exhibit is "family." Here's one of my entries:
Radnor Blue Lake III, 12" x 18" mixed media photography with encaustic (if you click on the image for the enlarged view you can see the encaustic better)
You may wonder how an image of Radnor Lake relates to the family theme. More to be revealed!

The opening reception is Thursday, March 6, 6 - 8 p.m. at the Customs House Museum in Clarksville, TN. If you live in the midle Tennessee area, I hope to see you there.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Note Cards for Sale this Holiday

Once again this year, my note cards are available. If you're looking for an "artsy" holiday gift, something modestly priced and not mass produced, my note cards just might fill the bill. These cards are based on four of my floral paintings and there's a generous 12 cards and envelopes per box. The price $19.95 per box, plus sales tax (if in Tennessee). If you need them shipped, it's $5.95  for up to three boxes. They're packed in attractive, clear topped card boxes. Please email me directly if you'd like to buy a box or more at

Sunday, October 27, 2013

November and December Holiday Exhibit

Starting November 1, I'll be showing new work in a group holiday exhibit at Jack Yacoubian Jewelers and Gallery in Franklin TN. We'll be participating in the First Friday Franklin Art Crawl in both November and December. The exhibit, "Small Treasures" will include plenty of smaller, more affordable pieces. Among the work I'll be showing are some new encaustic pieces, including this one: 

"Submerge" 8" x 8" Photography with Mixed Media Encaustic

Jack Yacoubian is located at 114 3rd Avenue South, Franklin, TN. The First Friday art crawls are November 1 and December 6,  6 - 9 p.m. Art is also on view during store hours in November and December.  Please drop in to see the art!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Mindful Photograhy and Meditation Workshop

If you live near Nashville and enjoy photography as a way of being present and seeing fresh, please join me for this workshop on October 5.

Contemplative Photography and Meditation Workshop
Cultivating Clarity, Receptivity and Joy With a Camera
Saturday, October 5, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Penuel Ridge Retreat Center
Registration Deadline September 27

Please join us for a day of mindfulness as we combine meditation and the practice of contemplative photography. We will use our cameras as a means to reflect our mindful awareness of this moment in its myriad, ever changing forms. This contemplative approach to photography often yields unexpected and remarkable results that differ from conventional shots. There’s no need for expensive equipment or technical knowledge, just a willingness to meet the moment with your camera in an open and receptive state.  A simple, yet profound joy often arises in this alliance of mind and heart, camera and surroundings.

Led by meditation teacher and artist Lisa Ernst, the workshop is suitable to beginning and experienced meditators. In addition to morning and afternoon photography sessions, the workshop will include meditation, silence and group interaction.  The beautiful retreat site at Penuel Ridge includes many acres of wooded hills, open fields and a lovely, secluded lake.

The retreat fee is offered on a sliding scale from $75 – $100.  Two reduced fee slots are available for those who need financial assistance.

A $50 deposit reserves your space and is due by 9/27 (or pay the full amount if you prefer).  Paypal is available here: If paying by check, please make it out to One Dharma Nashville and send to One Dharma Nashville, c/o 12 South Dharma Center, 2301 12th Avenue South, Suite 202, Nashville, TN 37204. Be sure to include your email address. Additional details and directions will be provided in advance of the retreat. For more information or to reserve your spot email

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

New Website at Last!

I've finally completely redesigned my website. It now has a more contemporary look and will be much easier for me to quickly upload new work and updates on my exhibits and other activities. Please take a look at

Screenshot of Homepage for Lisa's Art Site

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Solo Exhibit, Opening Reception, and Franklin Art Scene Crawl

This June and July I will be participating in the Franklin Art Scene Crawl through a solo exhibit at Jack Yacoubian Jewelers and Gallery. The crawls will happen on Friday June 7 and Friday July 5, 6 - 9 p.m.

Paintings by Lisa Ernst
June 7 - July 31
Jack Yacoubian Jewelers and Gallery
114 3rd Avenue S, Franklin, TN 
Opening Reception, Friday June 7, 6 - 9 p.m.

Art Crawl Dates:
Friday June 7, 6 - 9 p.m.
Friday July 5, 6 - 9 p.m.

Please join me at the opening of my solo exhibit on June 7, 6 - 9 p.m. I'll be displaying some new paintings including the one above. Please stay for the Franklin Art Scene Crawl, a fun monthly event every first Friday of the month. More information is at their website:

Monday, April 29, 2013

Upcoming Art Exhibit in June and July

Orange Cannas 18" x 14" acrylic on canvas
In June and July I'll be exhibiting at Jack Yacoubian Jewelers and Gallery in Franklin, TN. Currently featured is artist Paul Harmon for the months of April and May.

I'll also be participating in the Franklin Art Scene art crawls for June and July at the gallery. The crawls are the first Friday of each month, June 7 and July 5. More information coming soon.