11/28/2005: "Option A or Option B?"
The guy who just opened the “Two Crows Gallery” approached a friend of mine at a dinner party and asked if I had any new work because a slot had opened up for January’s “First Friday”. It’s a small L shaped gallery, and I’m a little concerned because there isn’t a lot of room for people to stand back from the work...but on the other hand, it would give me the chance to display and possibly sell, some of the new pieces I’ve been working on.
He wants me to come to the December First Friday (this Friday) to check out the space and let him know if I’d be interested or not. I’ve seen the gallery from an article in the paper, but seeing it in person will give me a better idea.
My other option is to have an “Open Studio” opening at some point in the upcoming months. In that case, I would frame all the pieces and hang them in my house and send out invitations to everyone on my regular mailing list, do a press release, and the whole nine yards. Then I could have wine and snacks and have PayPal set up for taking money and see what happens.
I've really enjoyed not having to work at putting a show together, I don't miss all the endless hassles...but I don't like turning down exhibition opportunities either.
Oh, and hear are a couple of the landscapes (of the wetlands) that I've done recently.