When Barbara, the new owner of Saga Fine Art Gallery proposed a show called Works on Paper along with 4 other artists at the start of January I just jumped for joy!! When she asked if I had at least 15 pieces for the show I thrillingly said YES...even tho in my head I had no idea how many pieces I had to offer her! And as it turned out I did not have 15 pieces as promised, so I got to work!!
I ordered frames, cut mats and framed 9 pieces! Luckily the rest were already put together!!
I delivered 16 pieces on the first Saturday in February!! Phew!! My part was done until I received the postcards in the mail...then I mailed and promoted like crazy!!
Finally the opening reception!! Despite a two car collision two exits before I had to get off with sluggish, snail paced traffic, I anxiously made it in time!! Another phew!!!
|photo courtesy of Melanie Campbell-Carter|
The opening went smashingly well!!!
|Linda Queally, Lizz Tucker, me, Mims Ellis|
So many friends, acquaintances and family showed up and gave me oodles and oodles of love and support...it is definitely a night I will always remember!!
|My sister Sue and her boyfriend Kenny|
I didn't even get to see the whole show as I was stuck in my magnificent cubicle, talking incessantly well past the 2 hour reception time!! I even felt a bit of discomfort on my face from all the smiling, laughing and talking on the drive back to my home! But that's a good soreness to have!!!
|photo courtesy of Melanie Campbell-Carter, Cristina Baltayian in the middle, one of the 5 artists, Dolores Pope on right|
|Barbara Williams, owner of Saga Fine Art Gallery|
A huge shout out to all that came to see me. I didn't get a chance to get a photo of: Katherine Kean, Mike and Carol Caley, Sandy Junkunc, and Lynne Fearman, thank you SOOOO very much!!! My heart is filled with gratitude!!!