Sunday, January 29, 2012

We are ready!

We spent the day organizing all the little parts that bring this show together.
First are the letters which will be in individual folders by artist name. If someone wants to see the "inspiration" for the artwork, they can read the letter. We also have included artist statements and business cards.

Here are a few of the letters

Next are the bid books, each ending different times during the month.

Another task was to place names next to each piece with a number so people can reference the artwork with the artist.

For part of the "communication" piece, we have a suitcase full of stationery. We are asking the public to write letters or notes to the artists. Maybe give feedback or just say how much they enjoyed the artwork the artist made for the show. We will then send these letters to the artists. Another link to our letter writing.

We straightened up and are happy with how things looked.

If you look close at these walls, they are gridded to fit each 12" x 12" piece. You may notice on this wall that some of our artists created pieces larger than the 12" x 12"....we love them anyway.

A few pieces had to extend above the grid.

We think the show looks great...outside looking in.

Two late is Doug Dacar's porcelain letter tablet. He said it's his own made up language.

and...Jacob Sorenson's film projector that when turning the handle a light blinks behind the film. Pretty cool.


Jen Worden said...

MaryLou, the show looks stunning. You and your team do such an amazing job. We truly are lucky to be part of something greater. I'm gonna miss the challenge and the connection of something larger than "just the work". Have a great show!

Dayna Collins said...

The show truly looks fabulous! I love how you have put the paired artists next to each other -- there I am next to Kim's art. And a bonus is that Kim and I have become true pen pals, writing letters (real letters) back and forth.

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We represent Northwest artists working in a variety of media including painting, sculpture, works on paper, ceramics, jewelry and mixed media. Our second gallery features exhibitions on a monthly basis, as well as selected group shows and special exhibitions. To arrange an appointment, please call 503-581-3229 or email; 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.