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Maiden Rock artist featured at silent auction

Maria Dudley Kowalski art.

MAIDEN ROCK-Dog Days of Stockholm announces artist Maria Dudley Kowalski's original painting "Puppy Party on the Pier" (an 11''x 14'' acrylic on canvas), featured as part of the 2013 Dog Days of Stockholm event poster, will be available for bidding during the Dog Days Silent Auction event.

This event, held at the WideSpot Performing Arts Center in Stockholm at 7 p.m., Saturday, April 13, will feature Kowalski's work, along with other

Kowalski, her husband Jason and their beloved dog "Bergen" (a long-haired Chihuahua) relocated from Laguna Beach to Maiden Rock. Her work can be currently seen at the Abode Gallery in Stockholm, where she also coordinates the gallery's Artist Talk series.

Kowalski teaches private year-round studio art lessons and seasonal plein air workshops along the Great River Road, an area that has come to mean a great deal to her. She describes her artistic style as a "juxtaposition of impressionism and representation."