Monday, September 30, 2013

Show Opening and Other Art News

Thanks everyone who came out to our show last Sunday! It was great fun. A special thanks to those of you who took a new piece of art or one of my books home with you, and to Oliver, my minstrel who along with Kurtis is providing the soundtrack to my life. I felt so honoured and surrounded by love and support.  

     News since then?  Two things:
Greg and I decided to load up some of my work into the car on Saturday and scout around for a place to showcase them after this show comes down.  In an afternoon we found two fabulous venues!  Will update when they go in, but they're both in Gastown and we're really excited about them. 

Secondly, I've known for a couple of weeks that the annual call for entry at The Ferry Building Gallery was coming up this Sunday.  I'd looked at all the amazing artists they hosted last year and had talked myself out of applying.  Then, buoyed by the positive feedback I've recieved this past week (thanks all), I woke up early on Sunday morning and decided to give it a shot!  I got out of bed, quickly framed three pieces, printed up all the things that have to go into an application and raced off to drop my work off, along with hundreds of other hopefuls, for the jury.  I tried to forget about it all afternoon, but when I went to pick up my work at the assigned time I was thrilled to see a blue 'congratulations' slip on top of my application!  I'll be in a show titled 'What About The Print' sometime in 2014.  Goes to show me, take the risk.  They can't drive to my house and invite me if I don't apply, right?!  I've always really liked that gallery. So glad I didn't let myself stop me from trying.  I'll post the show info when it's available. 

My longtime friend and art buddy Danyne Johnston, who was the other half of our show last weekend, also got in.  One of her pieces will be in the Juror's Choice show.   It's an incredible piece.  Congrats Buddyne! xo


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