March 15, 2008
The Last Hurrah
We went to NorDys Gallery's final opening last night... and I didn't take my camera!!! I did make it back for another visit today and couldn't resist capturing the above bar set-up. Can't say there wasn't a captive audience in front of my work all evening!
The crowd was spectacular, a really good show of support and friendship including many red dots! The very large space was chock full of art, hanging and leaning on the walls, propped on tables, the back room bins were open (another third of the total gallery space... ) and very easy to browse the 20% discounted work in spite of being shoulder to shoulder. At one point in the evening the owner's young daughter arrived for an appearance. I hadn't seen her since she was crib size but here was the most beautiful child you can imagine. Thick waves of blond hair and big blue eyes that made your heart melt! She was on her caretakers's hip and I couldn't help following them into the office where her mother was... writing out a receipt for the sale of one of my paintings! Talk about serendipity! Nice to talk with the new owners, a rare plus. Maybe if I went to more openings... worked my ability to remember names and other social techniques... my bad!
Today I also dropped off a few paintings at Loretta Goodwin Gallery, they will pick more work from my studio later when things settle down a bit. I expect I'll have much more to say about the new relationship but for now, just know I'm delighted with the opportunity, this gallery has been in business for thirty some years, though with a new owner the last few. But the reputation is established and the ambiance is comfortable and welcoming. And... the artist/owner seems to especially like my Bokusho series... I can deal with that!