Saturday, February 4, 2012

UN-CUT!

I opened the blogger site and looked at the top line and it hit me, my last post was a month back! Yes, I dropped the ball on this one. My intend for this year was to be consistent with my blog and share at least once a week, but life got in the way. 
Note to self: explore options of mobile blogging so that I can post on the go.

Me, hanging pieces right before the opening.


So this is what I have been up to this past month.


Hanging the show


Remember, in my last post I was excited about a Art show I was chairing, an Un-Juried/Un-Censored show for all members of Connecticut Women Artists. My intent for this show was accomplished! We had 130+ art pieces in all mediums from 65 participating artists!


Friends and fellow artists Rachel and Amy helping hang the show


The opening and closing receptions both well attended, good media coverage, seamless flow of drop-off, hanging, gallery sitting and pick-up. Some old friends and some very inspiring new friendships helped along the way. The result a true representation of the collective work of this very inspiring and powerful group of artists.


Opening Reception


But like any project an art show involves a feasibility study, careful planning, stating requirements, identifying resources, delegation of work, implementation, deployment and maintenance. And as a chair you are a project manager who has to be in absolute control of all the steps, on top of things and be ready with a viable Plan B. In short a lot of work!! 


On Opening Reception


The show opened on the 14th of January and closed with a closing reception on the 27th. We had sitters who volunteered to keep the gallery open for viewers to come in and see the art in between. Part of the proceeds from this show was donated to the Warm Shelter for women in Hartford, My Sisters Place.
Our donation as an organization encouraged a lot of attendees to donate more. And we were able to raise around $1000 for the cause. 


Live Drummers in the closing reception

And must say we all had a lot of fun in the process, good artwork, good conversations, some drumming, some dancing and a lot of laughter. Can't wait to do it again next year!

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