Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Upcoming Show

I can't believe I haven't written about this before considering what a big deal it really is.

The Frayed Edges are having our first show beginning next month!

The Frayed Edges is my small art quilt group. There are just four of us and we have only been meeting for a couple of months, but it's been an amazing collaboration.

We are all in the beginning stages of moving to the next level with our art. Whatever that means...

Kate stopped by the new Little Dog Coffee Shop in downtown Brunswick, ME and saw that they had some nice artwork displayed and for sale. (One artist who did everything from collage, to sketches, to oil paintings and were priced between $150 and $300). Kate asked the Little Dog people if they were looking for more art and they said, "Yes." And she said she might have some friends who would be interested in showing our stuff...

I had been to The Little Dog myself, but didn't feel like I could approach them with my art because I feel so "green" and I don't really have enough quantity to fill the space. But with a group... wow! That feels doable.

We had originally planned to hang our work in early March, but the Little Dog people are very new to this and we had some miscommunications and now we've reschedule for mid April.

It's a good match -- since we're new to this and so are they. I think we'll learn a lot from the experience. Plus, they are only taking 15%.

The previous artist, who still has her work hanging, did not sell anything as of the last time we talked with the Little Dog people. We think smaller, less expensive art might have a better chance. I'll keep you posted.

We're also having a "Meet The Artists" event on Saturday, April 30 from 4 to 6. (Please come!)

The Frayed Edges all promised not to stress out about this endeavor and I think we're doing well in that area. But, here are the things I need to do for my own prepartions:
  • Put a label and hanging loop on Blessings Arch
  • Finish designing our annoucement/invitation to send out to friends and family
  • Notify local papers for their gallery listings
  • Make a few more smallish fabric collages
  • Gather together the stuff we need to hang the quilts.
  • Pick out something fabulous to wear to the Meet The Artists event


Sonji Hunt said...

Hurrah! I'm glad that you finally wrote something on your blog about this, Deborah. I couldn't figure out why you hadn't because it is such wonderful news. You really have a lot to do. YIKES. The "meet the artist" night will surely gain you a following and sell some work. People like to know who they are purchasing from much of the time. Good Luck! Your calmness is impressive. Sonji

Lisa said...

The news about the upcoming show is really great! I will be back home in Maine in July. (DH is from Topsham and I'm from Yarmouth) Will I be fortunate enough to get to see your show? Best of luck!
P.S. I love reading your blog