Tuesday, October 9, 2012

A follow on piece

In my worriment about finding a parking space near Art Central, I found myself in possession of a simple sketched map by Susan.
I worked into this later with pen and paint, lettering and  shapes that I noticed had been sprayed on the pavement (=Canadian sidewalk) around Art Central, as well as oil company jargon/phrases that I heard as I commuted with others in the morning light.  I feel rather self-satisfied with this ?quadryptic and it is nice for the memory.

De-briefing Worked Up

Thank you to all the artists and everyone who helped make this happen.  A nod to you, Jason, at this point.

We showed for 5 days.  And 87 people saw the show in total. Even though first Thursday was just before Thanksgiving we still  had almost 60 people visit that night.    So congratulations to everyone for bringing your work to so many.  Not bad for the little show that could.  

For those contributing artists who do not live locally and couldn't attend the show, here are the notes from the comments book and a few photos of our studious audience.  For privacy I have reduced the names of authors to initials or first names, if you need to know more please get in touch with me.

"This is a lovely exhibit (L.R.)
So inspiring. Would love to see more by these people.  Interested in info about SDA (Sharon)
Such a diverse collection so individual and inspiring!  Thank you! (L.B.)
Beautiful pieces... So inspiring (K.W.)
The variation from/point of inspiration is fascinating.  Love the medium and v. glad that traditional women's tools are part of it. (G.T.)
Really inspiring work - makes me want to rush home and start working - (W.K.)
Nature : Not Nature reflects it all. Well Done All, Groetjes ! (J & C)
Hey Judy, Great work as always! Also loved the Poppies and other artists (Jude)
Hi Judy, Love your pieces! Missed seeing you, looks like you are having loads of fun! (Caroline)
What a lovely show!  The space looks great and the works are beautiful - congrats!
Keep me posted on your next fibre adventures- (Sarah)
This is great.  I love the fibre showcase and the different use of canvas. (J.F.)
Sorry I didn't get my act together to take part Great Show (T.I.)
Really enjoyed the exhibit.  Thank you so much (C. J.)
Such inspiration Thank you so much for sharing your amazing work (Sharon)
Thank you for such unique works! Very imaginative (Diane)"

Images of all the works are shown clearly on my dear friend Arlee's blog. No point reinventing the wheel is there.

And finally, thanks to everyone who visited the show.
I was thrilled to be a part of it and meet such interesting and clearly interested people.
Thanks again to everyone who made it possible.

If you live in Alberta and are interested in having your work shown please get in touch with me and, in my capacity as representative of the Surface Design Association, I may be able to help.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Day 1 at Worked Up

Very pleased to say we did have visitors today, even though it is very quiet at Art Central mid-week.  First Thursday should be a lot busier.
For those participants who can't get here (Calgary) to see the show themselves, I have put up some images showing general views of the gallery space (they are not supposed to show you the pieces for critique).   More images will follow as folks come in to take photos of the works.  I am hoping Arlee will post about the show on her blog, she takes great shots....
Going around the gallery in a clockwise sense... Looking towards the back wall you see almost one half of the gallery space ie.,  the left hand wall and one plinth.
 Left back wall, lighting is a bit severe on your upper piece Michelle, I will attempt to change that.
Right back wall
Looking towards back wall: Plinth and right hand wall (part of)
What's on the right wall (entire)
Into the L-shaped alcove... It is better lit than this image shows, Anne, don't worry.  Saaraliisa, those are your pieces on the right behind the plinth.  They have plenty of space and work well with Michelle's opposite.

We should all be tremendously thankful to Linda Hawke who hung the show and worked long and hard yesterday after I had abandoned her for my family duties.  I think it looks stunning.  It is amazing what time, energy and filler can do with a tired looking space.  Not to mention 4 spot lights!