Monday, April 19, 2010

Art Festival/Grand Opening Weekend

This past weekend has been a full, hectic weekend with the opening on Thursday of the First Annual Art Festival for the First Baptist Church, Joelton (that’s Joelton, TN), of which I was one of the coordinators for this event.
Not only was that happening, but on the Saturday, which was the last day of the festival, my art co-op had its grand opening. I did hang my work at both events, at the church art festival it was for display only. At the grand opening of the co-op I had four pieces for sale. I’ll post a few photos of both events here.

This is at the church art festival. Unfortunately the lighting was not conducive to viewing art – one of the list of things to be corrected for next year.

Paintings are: top – First Place/Best of Show for the Professional category. “The Prodigal Son” (after Batoni) by Jimmie Roberson.

Next is “Country Church” which won First Place/Best of Show for the Amateur/Youth Division by Betty Fletcher. This painting was also selected to receive the Purchase Award, which means the church purchased it to be hung in their facility.

After the art festival closed, I ran over to the next town to make a showing at the Artbrigade’s Grand Opening before that show was over. Here are a couple of photos..

A couple of members of the co-op discussing the show and being available to any viewers who may have had questions. One of my paintings, “Morning Dew” is visible on the easel. For some reason, I did not take pictures of my three other pieces…I think by the end of this very long weekend I was just too worn out to even care, now that I’ve recuperated I wish I had taken more pictures. I am a very new member of the co-op, which is also a new organization, but I have met some wonderful artists and people. The Artbrigade is the co-op whose work hangs in the “Main Street Artists” gallery. The gallery also displays beautiful, hand-made jewelry and sculpture. I think I am going to enjoy being a part of this group.

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  1. Whew! You have been very busy! I wish your co-op to be a huge success!

  2. Thank you Dean. Busy, but so fun. My first go at being in a co-op so I hope that works out well too.

  3. Two shows in one weekend! Thanks for sharing the award winning works. I hope you will be showing your entries to the shows.

  4. Sounds like an exciting and wonderful weekend. Congrats on the co-op, I sometimes think I would like to get involved in one. Better get busy painting so you have things to sell. :)

  5. Akiko and Barbara...thanks so much for visiting my blog. Akiko I will, for my next blog, post those paintings that I hung at both shows. Barbara, I do have a couple of paintings going on right now, but neither are for sale. Guess I should get busy doing something for sale.