Monday, June 2, 2008

An Evening in Hudson


Doug and I had a great time at the opening in Hudson on Saturday. First of all the show was hung beautifully and it was hard to believe that I actually made the art that is hanging on the walls. It looks sooooo much better than how I remembered it!

A big thank you to Melissa and Carrie who did an excellent job of hanging the show and of bringing people in. There was a great turnout and I talked to so many interesting people. The first couple that I spent quite a bit of time talking to had bought a small piece at my first show at this same gallery in 2005. They were so nice and we also had a gratifying chat about how my prices (and therefore value) have gone up. He is also a painter and so we talked technique for awhile and the next thing I knew they were buying this painting and we were all posing in front of it for a few pictures!

Then my friend Jane and her husband Paul came in. Paul is also in this show, his work is in the middle section and is just beautiful. I particularly like his still life paintings. Jane and I showed together in 2006 and we have emailed quite a bit since then. She has been really helpful to me as far as career advice goes, plus we have other things in common as well. So nice to be able to chat with her in real life!

I spent some time talking to artist Wes Wheeler who is also represented by Carrie and again, great to talk technique and the business. I also really like his work, although I was at a disadvantage while we talked-I wasn't familiar with it. Now I wish I had seen it beforehand so I could have asked some better questions of him, but I'll just have to do that another time.

Carrie Waldman, whose work was also on display was very nice. We chatted for a bit and I hope we can keep in contact. She is one of those people that I feel like have met before, you know?

Two pieces sold by the end of the evening and I am crossing my fingers for a few more. Mostly so Carrie will keep showing my work ( and maybe keep giving me the front room) AND because I still need some money to pay the floor guy when he comes to sand the floors in my new studio. Heh. Actually I am serious about that.

And the sooner I can move up there the less I will have to deal with cats settling into the back of my panels in between coats of polyurethane.....



More show pictures, obviously we remembered to actually use the camera this time.


14 comments:

Veronica Funk said...

Isn't it nice to get the work out of the studio and into a beautiful professional space? It really looks beautiful. I hope that someday I can see your work "for real" (in the words of my 8 year old).

Laura said...

The show looks beautiful. I only wish I were close enough to have come.

on painters & painting said...

great looking show!

Kesha Bruce said...

wow x 3. Everything looks great.

Natalya said...

it all looks beautiful!

Martha Marshall said...

What a gorgeous show! And congratulations on those sales and a toast to more.

That panel is a perfect cat bed. My cats completely agree!

Jeliza said...

Wow, it looks stunning! And yes, beautifully hung, which is such a blessing.

Tracy said...

Thanks everyone! I sure appreciate the feedback.

bridgette said...

Oh Tracy! It looks beautiful! I just love your work.

Melissa said...

I love you paintings! Great show!

Takeyce said...

Congrats, Tracy! Wish I could have made it.

Elizabeth Love said...

...it was hard to believe that I actually made the art that is hanging on the walls.

That's an interesting comment, Tracy. I feel that way about my own work when it's up on a wall.

Tracy said...

Thanks Bridgette, Melissa, and yes Takeyce it would have been great to see you again!

Elizabeth, i am glad that you understood what I meant. Sometimes people think it's a bad thing to say about my own work, but I don't think that. It's just part of the process I go through in order to understand (and enjoy) what I do. Sometimes I get so sick of what I do and seeing it in a different context helps me like it again. Even if If don't exactly remember doing all that painting:)

Katherine Tyrrell said...

What a really great looking show!

What do you expect if you will build tailor made cat sized little boxes? Every cat knows that human parents will do anything to keep them happy and she's just showing you how much she appreciates you!