Welcoming 2023 - Lel Newman Artist

Welcoming 2023

Witnessing celebrations like the New Year’s Eve Indianola beach bonfire and the joyous Edmonds Polar bears plunge into chilly waters on New Year’s Day was an excellent start for me. The smiles and positive energy radiated in the crowds and onward to the universe, I’m sure.  

The epic New Year’s Eve Indianola beach bonfire, fueled by Christmas trees, warmed hardy swimmers (and non-swimmers alike 😉 More photos.
Edmonds Uplift Society Polar Bear Plunge New Year’s Day – Link to video (I was a spectator)


I’m grateful to you, all my website visitors, and folks who came out to chat, view, and purchase my artwork in 2022. On New Year’s Eve, I delivered and helped install a 40 x 40 inch “Landing Party” (no. 2 of 3) in its new home. It was a wonderful way to end the year. I’m primed to make more art and find new ways/places to share in 2023. Onward!

I’m a 2023 CVG Show invited artist

Good news! My digital painting “In Port” has been accepted into the 2032 CVG Show – the annual Washington State Juried Art Competition and Show. It’s a diverse exhibit featuring works by artists across the state. Jurors award cash prizes, and it has a rich offering of related events. 

The 2023 CVG Show – January 14 through February 24 at Collective Visions Gallery
331 Pacific Ave, Downtown Bremerton
Preview the art, artists, and event schedule.

Abstract artwork with blue and orange shapes by Leslie K Newman
In Port digital painting, limited edition archival print, 15.5 x 15.5 in image size, edition of 20. 20.5 x 20 in. framed $475 (unframed $300)

Like all my digitally created artwork, “In Port” is available in several sizes; each edition is limited, and the archival prints are signed and numbered. After being featured in my last email newsletter, No. 1 of 20 found a home in a Seattle corporate workplace. Woot!

Thanks for reading. I wish you and the world peace, health, and happiness in 2023.

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