Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Pictures from My Opening

OK, OK, OK, I've probably blogged and bragged about this show plenty by now, but I just got the photos back from George Bouret, the photographer who took pix at the opening, so I'm posting a few of my favorites.  Go to my Facebook Album to see all of them.  You can also see pictures of the Houston Workshop that Kathy Ericksen took.

I must be saying something profound!



Dona Mara and Dale Blodget, two artists in the area.

Wendy Gibson, an artist in Burlington who has taken workshops with me, came to the opening!  SO great to see her.

The woman in the middle is Jessica Phillips, the gallery director.

My husband, who NEVER lets his picture be taken!

A cool view of the 4"x4" pieces.

One of the younger art collectors, Shayne.
To see the show online go here.

12 comments:

  1. Your gallery did a fantastic presentation for you, Jane. The white walls, white mats and black frames are perfect showcases for your work. I keep telling people to limit the size/shapes of gallery work and frame everything in simple black frames in groupings of same size work. I know I didn't tell you that but that's exactly what you did and it looks marvelous. I hope you sell lots.

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    1. Thanks, Jo. But... I get the credit for presentation. I did all the matting, framing, and Jessica and I did the hanging. I laid it all out in Photoshop first. I agree with you that limited shapes and sizes present well; also I am picky about framing - the frame, for me, has to NOT get in the way of the work. I prefer these unobtrusive ones.

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  2. Fabulous presentation! congratulations!! It is ok to brag it up! I love your blog and appreciate all that you share with us, whether it is your art or how to create it ourselves. Thank you!

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  3. In the top photo, I'm sure you are explaining the difference between a series and modular format. ;) I wish I could see this exhibit in person.

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  4. Beautiful work, Jane, as usual. Congratulations! It looks like the 4x4 pieces are mounted on panels whose edges are painted black. Is this right? How to mount and show works on paper is an ongoing dilemma for me. Suggestions?

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    1. Thanks! Mounting on wood panel is a good way to do smaller works. Look on my tutorials page for a video demonstration, "Mounting on Wood Panel". For larger works, I don't have any better ideas than matting and framing. It gets expensive, even when you do it yourself. But the cost of a stretched canvas is about the same as that of framing materials for a given size. Art is expensive!

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    2. Expensive indeed. I've been told the maxim: You can't worry about how much the materials cost, or how long it is taking. (of course this doesn't apply to the artists, many of them through time, who are actually desperately poor, often because of their choice to be artists. Fortunately for most of us, we don't have to face this dilimma.)

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  5. I wish I could have gone to your workshop in Houston! I hope you come back. The photos of your show look great. I love the color palette on the 4x4s.

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    1. Well I do hope to come back. Lisa Morales is the gal to speak to. Post something on Houston Art Workshop on Facebook.

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    2. Thanks, I will check them out.

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  6. A very well presented show Jane. I hope it was very successful for you.

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  7. Congratulations, Jane! It's awesome to see a roomful of your work!

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