Prepping for my first gallery show

Maybe it’s the influence of journalism school, but I find I actually can be quite creative and productive under a deadline. The local gallery is having a members’ show in June, and I have the opportunity to include a maximum of five works. At the time I learned of the show, I had only completed my first canvas, a gift for a close friend’s birthday:

Take off your coat and your vest, 2008

Take off your coat and vest, 2008
mixed media on canvas, 8×10″

Over the course of the week, I’ve now added two more canvases to my hoard and hope to exhibit them:

Whether we dance or not, 2008

Whether we dance or not, 2008
mixed media on canvas, 10×8″

Drift, 2008

Drift, 2008
mixed media on canvas, 10×8″

After I’ve dropped off the works, I plan a longer blog post about transitioning to canvases and documenting the experience of my first showing, but for now I just wanted to share them.

As always, comments and questions are welcome.

Thanks for reading!

Published in artwork on Wednesday, May 28, 2008
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  1. Thursday, May 29, 2008, at 11:19 am | Permalink

    Thanks for the link to your site – I really like your work. Congratulations on your first show!

  2. Adrienne
    Friday, May 30, 2008, at 8:12 pm | Permalink

    Never doubt that you are an artist, both in your ability to create with your hands and your ability to create with your heart. Go forth and conquer, hon!

  3. Tuesday, June 3, 2008, at 8:36 pm | Permalink

    Good luck~ your stuff is great!!

  4. Monday, June 23, 2008, at 12:51 pm | Permalink

    These are gorgeous! I especially love “Drift.” I’d like to add my congrats on your first show – local guilds and galleries are SO much fun to work with. If they have open installation parties or accept volunteers to help with installation, really try to get in on that – it’s a huge boost to visibility and a nice way to meet other members and get some gallery experience.

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