Tuesday, September 18, 2012

There and back: Martha's Vineyard

[Clay cliffs in Aquinnah.] Even though we traveled mostly by car, I was lazy and left my big old camera at home. Sadly, my phone died right as the opening started at Featherstone, so I don't really have photos. But the show was a great success and I'm glad I was able to make the opening. The center is so beautiful and well-run and every aspect of the exhibit (curating, hanging, catalog, press kits, etc.) was so well considered and executed. We got nice press as well.
[Betsy next to her sold piece!] At least five of us sold work during the opening; I've never seen such good sales for a show this size, nor have I seen such a packed event. Refreshments were classy and plentiful, the weather was perfect, and the audience loved the work. There's something about the light, both on the vineyard and in the show, that added extra warmth.
[Not Sandy's house.] Sandy, the curator and an artist in the show, had us over to her lovely home both before and after the exhibit (I wasn't able to make the pre-game fun but dinner was fabulous). She gave me a tour of her studio, which is an impressive papermill on the ground floor with a bindery and display space above. I was so happy to meet artists I had showed with before but never met, and reconnect with those I had only been able to meet briefly in the past during my travels. It will be great to see some of them again next month in Cleveland. I only wish I had had more time and a working camera; I so rarely get to exhibits I participate in, so this was a treat and a superior learning experience (lots of little and big things I found out--real life is the best teacher).

2 comments:

  1. i'm so glad you got to this show, your enthusiasm is palpable.

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  2. I agree with Velma - so wish I could have joined you.

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