Egret in the Morning
Fall is a busy time of year for me. In addition to feeding the Island Gallery ten new paintings a month, have a lot of independent art shows coming up in the next couple of months. I just took one large painting to the Prevost Gallery in Georgetown, and have two other shows to enter next month. Most of the local art organizations only allow one juried entry per show, but one up-coming show allows three entries. The thing is -- that show is being held in the center court of shopping mall. I'm disappointed. In the past the show has always been held in an art gallery. The art organization that is sponsoring the exhibit decided that rent was less expensive and the works would get more visibility if the show was out in the open. I am not so sure that was wise. I suspect that most shoppers associate center court mall vendors with low quality/cost items. Not the best way to attract a well heeled buyer. Plus the work is more at risk from inquisitive greasy fingered kiddies. I'll have to think carefully about what to put in that show (if I enter it at all).