Here are a few photos from our two week art show... a wonderful time for our art association and so much beautiful art. I am so proud of all the artists.
The show was held in a wonderful retail space in a local mall that just happened to be empty. The space faced the main thoroughfare of the mall with a large window across the busiest part. The mall was happy to have us filling this space during the holiday season, and we were happy to have such a visible location for our art show. We had over 70 artists of all kinds from extreme realism to abstract to whimsical and everything in between. And it is all 2-dimensional art... no sculpture, no jewelry, no crafts... only paintings and drawings on traditional 2-d mediums.
We donated 10% of our sales to a local organization, Hand-in-Paw, which is an organization of therapy dogs. There were a number of these amazing animals at our opening reception, a Schnauzer, a Great Dane, a Pekingese, a Spaniel, and many more. The photos are all from our opening reception, which could hardly have gone better.
I am very thankful that on the year that I happened to be president, the show turned out this well. I also did a few commissioned pieces over the holidays, one of them for a friend who was in our wedding 30 years ago, and one of them for someone who picked up my card at this show. I will wait to post those here until I am sure they have been gifted. For the the 8th year, I am thanking God for another wonderful year of allowing me to do something I love so much!