Sunday, September 30, 2012

Big Day for Open Studios

Today was the reception for artists in Open Studios, at the Art League gallery.  I learned a couple of things:

1)  Next year, I want to volunteer more, so when I go I know more people.  It's kind of no fun to be there alone.

See all the people?  I didn't know any of them.

2)  Next year, I will submit a larger piece.  Here's what mine looks like:

 The red arrow indicates the sad little piece I submitted.

3)  Next time, I will not leave the house, ever, without a stack of postcards (that have my dates, address, etc.).  I looked and looked  and couldn't see my cards on any of the three big racks they had for artists to put their cards on -- either all of mine have been picked up (unlikely) or somehow my cards didn't make the transition from inside the building to the display tables outside (in which case I'm bummed).  I meant to go over there yesterday to see if restocking was in order but never made it.  Next time, I'll know.

It was a nice event, nevertheless.  The artworks are fabulous -- mine looked pretty puny in comparison.  I was really struck by a gorgeous photograph of a cobblestone street -- it kind of took my breath away.  (It's the first one on this page of his website.) When I got close enough to read the tag, it was Tom Jacobs' picture -- my photography teacher.  Of course.

They had tents with food and drink outside and a marimba band, which was nice.  Lots of people!

On the home front, my friend Jana and I got most of the canvases hung yesterday -- and they look much better in my "studio"! The preview show is kind of overwhelming.

Hope you have a great week!


TexWisGirl said...

a few hiccups, perhaps, but more knowledge for next year. i like your gallery wall!

MarmePurl said...

I find myself saying 'now you know' in my head alot.Volunteering will be great next year. Not only will you meet new people, but have the opportunity to know what they know and future exhibits and such will be even more fun and rewarding.
I love your studio wall!

Anonymous said...

We all have to begin somewhere and I am sure next year you will have more to add to your list of 'what I learned to do and not to do'....that's what we call experience and I think we learn the most from that as opposed to classes/books etc. I think you did awesome!!!

Candy C. said...

There is always sooo much to learn when starting a new venture! :)
I like your gallery wall too!

Carly said...

It's so exciting to see your work on the wall! I'm surprised you were allowed to take pictures.

Elise Ann Wormuth said...

LOL Carly -- I didn't ask. I'm not going to misuse them. Thanks, ladies for the positive spin! Lots to learn.

Viv (modifica) said...

Baby steps is the way to go I haven't even shown my work outside of friends....