I had a delightful meeting with the owner of Maine Street Art yesterday morning. When I walked she in was vacuuming with her back to the door, so when she finally turned around, she was startled. It made for a comic introduction.
I brought the five completed shrine series -- all nicely framed -- to be considered for her holiday show. All the works on the walls will be under $100. She accepted all five! She was also really enthusiastic and complimentary and that always gives one a good vibe. I also brought about six works to be considered for the January show which will be called "The Spirit of Art" and focus on meditative and healing art. (This is where you come up with an "artist statement" that fits the theme no matter what was the inspiration for the art, right?) She liked five of them and asked me to bring them back in December for final consideration. I think she wants to get a feeling for what other work and sizes she'll have for that show.
So, there you go. It was easy.
Unless you count all the work preparing everything... making the art, buying the foam core and the frames, cutting the foam core, sewing the pieces to the foam core, framing, printing business cards, writing titles and prices on business cards to be taped to the back of each piece, wrapping them up so they don't get scratched or catch on anything while being carried to and fro... etc etc etc
But, worth it!
I can also have upto 10 pieces in plastic sleeves in her display racks. She adored my postcards (like you all did!), so I'll put those all in a nice basket with a big label.
So, if you're near Brunswick, ME, stop by Maine Street Art and buy some reasonably priced original art! The show opens November 9 and will run through the end of December. She's open seven days a week. (Speaking of hard work... can you imagine owning a gallery?! Wow!)