11 hours ago
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Showtime at MacCallum More Museum & Gardens
I sold several paintings before the show opened and the meet-the-artists reception is next Saturday, the 9th.
The guest books from the last two shows were used as a mailing list (along with the museum's list). Unfortunately, lots of guests didn't leave their addresses--just their names--and many people have P.O. boxes, so I'm taking a cue from the book, Freakonomics, and its discussion of incentives. I framed the small watercolor "What Chicken?," and it will be a giveaway--place name & address in a vase; I will mail the work to the winner of the drawing. I'll let you know how that works.
I included the painting below, "1963," in the exhibit only after she had a purpose. She was propped against the wall for several months while I wondered why I had spent time on it. I added a plastic cape--she's being groomed for all the careers open to women in the early 60s. It will give viewers something to discuss (after they've discussed "He Beat His Mules" which was retitled "The Spell").