This week saw 2 fabulous art openings! YAY.
I invited Robert Tansley – a photographer friend of mine to exhibit with me at a show in the East Village in NYC. We had a challenge initially to work out how we could hang our work together as it did look so different, but as we both reviewed our work together, the similar colors starting to emerge and we decided to get our work printed onto canvas, so the exhibition flowed really nicely together. Our work looked amazing together! So happy with the results.
Robert was particularly excited as this was his first NYC exhibit so of course we celebrated in style with a champagne opening, friends, guests and lots of cheer. We also decided to donate 10% of any sales to the Poppy appeal in honor of remembrance day.
We both sold two pieces – woohoo!
Then on Saturday I lived another dream I’d had over a year ago of exhibiting at the Juried Cathedral Arts Festival in Jersey City. Champagne and nibbles were flowing, the band was playing and this was a perfect backdrop to all the wonderful art being displayed by over 50 artists in the local area.
I submitted a piece based on my Raspberry Red Color Challenge from this past August.
This was the color that scared me the most to create in, but once I did, opened up a whole new world and it was such a thrill it got accepted to this exhibit.
So imagine the smile on my face when 30 minutes into the exhibit someone put a red dot next to it, SOLD! – woohoo! I was so happy, not only to have sold the piece of artwork but also donate a % of the sale to the Cathedral as part of the fundraising evening.
A wonderful week of art, exhibits and fundraising was had. :-) Thanks to all who came out to help with the celebrations, festivities and donations.
I also wanted to mention I’ve had some great questions about where to start on exhibiting work and getting ourselves “out there”, I’m going to put together a blog post very soon on some of the tips and techniques I have used which I am very happy to say have really paid off in the past year. :-) Please feel free to email me your questions or add them below in the comments. Be great to get the conversation started.