Results and other things 

My show is now finished. It took a bit of time to meld the work of my co-exhibitor Sean Christopher Ward. His work is as colorful as mine so we took our time trying to match colors to each of our work. 

The time taken was a smash hit. The night of the artists reception came May 12th with a small but enthusiastic group of fans. Most if not all were impressed with the layout and how well both my and Sean’s work meshed so well. In fact one friend of mine asked if we had colabrated on color choices ahead of time. Here are a few pictures of the show displays for you to judge yourself. 




I did sell a piece of work during the reception. One of my smaller works that I started doing last year. I consider these as a way to work out ideas without doing a full size work. Yet they are well done small works too. 

Here is a picture of Sunny Afternoon done on a 8 X 10 gallery wrapped canvas.  I wrote how this piece came about in a previous blog post-Small Ideas Become Big posted December 2, 2016. I won’t bother repeating that post but here is my smiling face with that sold work. 


Now that I have a show in the bag so to speak and have celebrated that goal accomplished, what is next? I will continue to enter exhibitions both local and national.  I also need to get serious with getting represented by a gallery. I have a very good lead on that point but can’t comment yet. More to come once it becomes final. I also learned from this show I need to produce at least twice as much work as I displayed. 

I do have plenty of ideas so I guess I need to head to the studio and get cracking. Before I do I want you to check out my fellow artists website at http://seanchristopherward.com

Off to the studio now that the dust had settled. More, much more to come. 

Busy, busy, busy 

Seems when spring comes everyday is filled  with more things to keep one busy. Today I am delivering my work to the venue for my two person show that is running the month of May. I have to say I am excited and anxious to get my work on the wall.

I am also not sure most understand the preparations that are taken to get to this step. First there is creating a body of work that I truly feel is of a quality that I am striving for and just plan beautiful. Then there is finding a gallery, finding out if they have any openings and the anxious part of applying.

One of the best part of this journey is the thrill of acceptance, they like me, they really, really like me. Wait I better count how many pieces of work I really do have ready to show. Now I need to get busy because I should have 3 more done. Ready, set, go get them done.  Guess my late winter was busy too, for I did get 4 more new pieces completed.

 


As I continued my prep, I had to mat the majority of my work then get them set in frames and wired for hanging. I decided to use the same frame style for each so went hunting for the best deal for 20 frames. I then set up a work station to mat then frame each. I did my best to keep this area clean and free of dust and lint but there is always that extra something that seems to always find it’s way between the mat and inside glass.  All ready to be delivered for this next step in my journey.

Set up day is here, time to meet my co exhibitor and the show organizers that not only picked both of use for this show but also decided to pair us up. I walk in and find the work of Sean Christopher Ward my co artist already in the midst of unpacking his work. I am amazed at the uniqueness of the work along with the color usage. It is bright and cheerful, it compliments my own work so well I am just tickled and happy to see such a wonderful pairing.

We all took our time moving each piece around to find the best location and which piece would work best with each other. The rest of the time was the grunt work of hanging, making sure they were level and moving around to full the space better, the grunt work. Yet the time flew by, knowing that with each it really is a wonderful showing. Nothing says how well a piece of art looks than putting it up on the wall and walking back a couple of steps to admire how well it looks.

I am so happy that this is happening finally, I can breath a bit from the busyness of preparing and relax.  I am sharing the link for the promo that Sean designed for his Facebook page for this show. If you can make this event please say hello.  If you can’t make the reception please come by  The R.G. Endres Gallery which is located in the Prairie Village Kansas municipal complex at 7700 Mission Road, Prairie Village, Kansas which is open Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

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