Image: Informal Analogy, 48 x 48 inches, acrylic and mixed media on panel, ©Deidre Adams
It’s been so long since I’ve written a blog post, I’ve almost forgotten how to do it. With all the other things we as artists must do to keep our work in front of people, like posting on Facebook and sending newsletters, and so on and so forth, it sort of feels to me like everyone already knows what’s going on in my world, and I don’t want to make it all about ME, ME, ME all the time! But if ever there was a good reason to do a blog post, I have one at this very moment, and it is: Hey, everybody, I have a gallery now! And a two-person show with artist Kim Gentile, opening on April 3.
After a long and rather less than optimal experience in this realm, the details with which I shall not bore you, the reversal in my fortunes was unexpected and swift. If you would like to know how I accomplished this, I would have to say I’m certainly no expert. The ways and motivations of gallery owners are variable and mysterious. But I will say this: Having a good inventory of finished work ready to go is unquestionably a strong factor in one’s favor. Having a complete physical portfolio with images, bio, resumé, and price list ready to go at a moment’s notice is also critical. The time between when I had the first phone conversation to the actual time of the meeting would not have been long enough to pull all of this together. It also helped that I had visited this gallery many times and had a friendly relationship with the curators, so asking them if they would take a look at my work wasn’t nearly as daunting a prospect as a total cold call would have been.
So yay, that’s it, then. I hope all of my Denver-area friends can make it to the exhibition. Details:
What Lies Beneath
Deidre Adams & Kim Gentile
April 3-25, 2015
Artist reception April 3, 6-9 pm
765 Santa Fe Dr.
A few other things did happen between last September and now: A book cover, art going to the U.S. Embassy in Albania, a show or two, and other good stuff.
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