I just got home from vacation and was excited to learn about the happenings around town by reading the Statesman Journal. I was a little surprised at what I found. I understand that imitation can be the best form of flattery but really now...
This is what has happened.....Someone has taken our "Door Show" concept and has decided to copy us. We agree, this idea that we came up with many years ago was REALLY good.
We LOVED our idea so much that we have spent thousands of dollars promoting and perfecting this show. (Did I mention how much we LOVED OUR IDEA!!!??) We know that some people can take an idea, change it up a bit and create something fun and fresh. But....this didn't happen. The people who took our idea also used most of the wording from our past Four Door Show press releases! Come on now...( did I mention that this business is just down the street from us? ) A while ago, these people asked me for "ideas" to help them fundraise for their event. I happily spent time with them, gave them some great ideas that would have been unique for them ( I NEVER offer them to use our Door Show idea to use as their own). We are just sad that they didn't come up with their own idea.
Sour grapes? yup.
So...if you see something that comes up in October about doors, it's not us. You'll see us this coming May with our Original Door Show #5. okay...I've vented and you won't hear another word about it.
and we are calling for the artful bra! For the month of October (Breast Cancer Awareness Month), we will be adding more bras to our bra ball! You are invited to bring in your "art bra" and watch it grow at the gallery!
Okay...you are wondering...what's an "art bra"? Imagine a rubber band ball but not with rubberbands but with bras!
Anything goes, just paint, stitch, cut, add, subtract to a bra and we'll add it to our growing bra sculpture! Have a party with some friends, pack up the finished art bras and send them to us! We'll strap them on (to the bra ball of course) and build it each day!
Our "Bra Ball" travels! Yes it does! Last year we took the "Bra Ball" to Wellsprings in Woodburn, Oregon (http://www.wellspringmedicalcenter.com) for display and they've asked for it again... I guess we can say that the "Bra Ball" is taking on a life of it's own!
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During our years of operating, we have successfully encouraged the broadening and blossoming of the Salem art scene. We are dedicated to serving our clients as well as our artists. The relationships that we cultivate with our clients and our artists have been and will continue to be long and rewarding. We encourage you to take the time to be acquainted with us and take the time to appreciate the art we enjoy so much.
My name is Mary Lou Zeek and I own the Mary Lou Zeek Gallery. I spend my time promoting artists while attempting to keep my creative momentum in my own life. This blog is about people, places and things that inspire my creative process.