October 18, 2010

Dallas and Beyond...


INTERVALS - 36 x 60

So there I was... riding along some beautiful avenue in the Turtle Creek area of Dallas, on the way to the first gallery on our "to see" list and my phone rings. I'm surprised to note that it's from my newest rep in Asheville and the good news is that a prominent collector in the area (did I get his name? noooo....) has added to his collection with the largest canvas I'd recently left with them. The above painting now hangs between (didn't get that name either) and an Ansel Adams photograph. You bet I'm thrilled! Off to a good start in a new gallery. I've asked for a repeat of the info I didn't catch... I don't do well on cell phones.

So that's how my holiday in Texas began... it was fine from day one!

There were six of us but due to logistics, two cars were needed as we made our way this way and that. Our hostess's daughter generously loaned us both her condo in town and her lake house on Lake Corsicana a little over an hour south of town. We were well taken care of... pampered, even! It was an exceptional retreat and we enjoyed!

I won't go into a list of all that we saw... both museums and galleries in both Ft. Worth and Dallas... we kept moving every day except for the one day we stayed at the lake, kicked back and rested up for more. Exhausted, we skipped the openings Saturday night as we'd seen most of the work, even visited with the artists as installations were underway or winding up... kind of more fun that way anyway. I must say, the directors of most of the galleries we visited were extremely generous with their time and information, even when they knew we were artists (usually a turn off) and not likely to be clients.

 We made good use of the porches!

  The changing views were incredible!

Cynthia and Cheryl McClure... thank you so very much!


10 comments:

Wax Beach Artist said...

How very exciting! Grats on the sale. Hanging next to an Ansel Adams no less, I am sooo envious!

Annie said...

That's a great piece going to hang out with some great company. Congratulations!

Karen Jacobs said...

Thanks! Sometimes it's just too good to keep to myself ;)

Cathy Hegman said...

Sooo happy for you! I am due to meet them on the 28th! Keeping my fingers crossed I hope I will be as fast as you with sales! Good job!

Carol Leigh said...

Well, is this weird or what? I was just in Asheville on the 12th and just HAPPENED to wander into that gallery! I recognized your work and pointed it out to my friends. I told them, "If I could paint, I would paint like this." Your work looked great in the gallery -- kudos. --Carol Leigh in Oregon

Karen Jacobs said...

Wow, Carol, what a great comment! I sure hope one of the reps overheard that! I'm blushing ;)

Martha Marshall said...

Congratulations on that fabulous sale! I can just see that painting hanging between the other two famous artists!!

cathsheard said...

That is so cool - sounds like you and the new gallery were made for reach other.

CMC said...

whew... just now reading some of the gazillions posts on Bloglines...
We DID have a great time, didn't we?

Karen Jacobs said...

Easy to get behind with our reading, for sure! And you bet we had a great time! Thanks again to you and Cyn for a terrific visit... the best!