Saturday, April 16, 2011


First, the reception for the exhibit on Wednesday was very nice -- we had quite good attendance, lots of nice food, and lots of interest in both paintings and photos.

Just a couple of pretty poor pics of the exhibit -- unfortunately, the lighting in the long hallway is not good, and only a couple of the pics came out reasonably well.  But these are five of my photos, on the left.

The picture of the tree is mine, as is the framed one to the left (I wish these were better!  Maybe I'll take some more.)  The tree one sold before the exhibit was even hung :)

You can't see this one too well, but it's my favorite -- the Madonna I took in Mexico in February.  The frame ($2.00 at a garage sale) is fabulous, now that my friend Jana touched it up all gold.  It was a very nice event, and I was pleased with how it all went.

And this is my haul from this morning -- my village is having a community-wide garage sale, so I was out at the crack of dawn, looking for frames.  I hit the mother lode at one place, an estate sale of a woman who had been a painter.  I got a bunch of nice frames from that place, and one or two others from a number of different stops, maybe 15 in all.

My next event is at the end of July, when I am part of the "Summer Art in the Garden" series at Wisteria, an antiques and garden place near where we live.  I'm thrilled to be part of the series, and am stocking up on vintage-y frames I can use to showcase my pictures.  I'm really looking forward to it, and will be going full steam ahead once school is over (4 more weeks!!!).

For now, I have to get a couple of pieces together to hang in the store on consignment, something I'm very excited about.  That way, maybe people will see my work and be interested enough to come in July to see more.  Oh, or buy something right there and then :)

Happy Saturday to one and all --


Evelyn S. said...

Great must be pleased! What a haul of frames....your description as 'mother lode' is certainly apt. (You asked about my tulips...I bought them at Safeway -- $4 a bunch. I've never bought so many tulips as I have this year!)

Elise Ann Wormuth said...

Thanks, Evelyn! I'll have to look for those tulips at our Safeway -- they look so nice --

Nancy said...

Living in California, you must have a few outlets to show and sell your photos. I think that's wonderful.

I took a peek at your smugmug galleries. Very beautiful photos, Elise. :)

Linda Makiej said...

Congratulations you must be so happy and pleased!!

Elise Ann Wormuth said...

Thanks, Nancy and Linda --

Sue said...

Oh Elise! This is all so exciting! I remember when you were using a point and shoot and debating whether you'd really make use of a "good" camera. Even then, you got extraordinary results with a very ordinary tool. That's artistry!

Elise Ann Wormuth said...

Ah yes, you've known me since I was a baby photographer, Sue -- it is exciting, and will be more so when I can retire next year --

Katy Noelle said...

It's just amazing how you are having the courage to get up and make it happen. May I please say it again? It's still true. I am (we are) so excited and happy for you.

Mom of M&Ms said...

Could you please share how you began exhibiting??? I so enjoy your photography!

Elise Ann Wormuth said...

Thanks very much. I just happen to work in a place where the administrative office has a very long hallway, and they always have an exhibit of some kind. Three years ago, I asked if I could exhibit, and this time I was asked to join two other artists.

The one this summer I actively sought -- there's an antiques/garden store near me that has a series called "Summer Art in the Garden," and I just marched myself in there one day and asked what it took to become one of the artists. The woman asked me to put together a portfolio, and when I went back, she looked at my pictures and said I was in.

There are also a lot of crafts/art fairs around, many of which I learn about through the Santa Cruz Art League, which I joined a few months ago. But I've decided that at this point, I have too much going on at work to pursue that very far because it's a lot of work and hassle to do crafts fairs.

Is that enough information? :)