Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Hudson Artists Spring Show

Though fewer artists than usual entered work in the AHA Spring show, 28 compared to an average of 33 or so, there was lots of energy at the opening night on Friday. I find that usually I can't take photos at the vernissage, because I am so busy chatting with visitors and other artists.

I went back at a quieter time to get these pix:

Heather's colour studies, acrylic paint on paper, mounted on birch cradleboard, 10" x 10"
and four mini-collages, 6" x 6"
My work was displayed back-to-back with Michele's:

Michele Meredith's compositions in raw silk,
the larger three framed under glass, the smaller on 6" x 6" stretched canvas
The event was well-attended, and Michele and I each sold a piece. A total of 18 works were sold, with net sales approaching $5000.

The group plans to paint the boards a dark grey for the next show, with the hope that the holes in the boards will visually recede, giving more prominence to the works on display. It seems that most community art groups have less than ideal venues to display their work: lighting, floorspace and methods of hanging are often compromised. Still, these local shows do add to the cultural life of the community.

6 comments:

  1. What a glorious splash of colour, Heather. Congrats to both of you being included and on your sales.

    I think painting the stands grey will be a smart move.

    Hilary

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  2. It looks like it was a nice show. Congratulations to both of you.

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  3. My congratulations as well. Did the show get many visitors?

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  4. Yes. We scheduled the show to coincide with other events in town: the regular Saturday flea market and a special fair that was a collaboration between local craft groups and the gardening club. We seem to have benefited from the overlap.

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  5. Congrats.on your exhibition! I've noticed several galleries turning to grey as the background colour of choice recently.

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