There are several new galleries in Brunswick, Maine. I think it's pretty exciting (too bad we're moving). One of the new galleries is called Maine Street Art. The artist/owner has a new exhibit each month focusing on a special theme. The first was the kick-off show, then there was a Wings show and the current show is Wood. It's fresh and full of a huge variety of art and artists.
Last week I finally said to myself, "All that artwork is rotting away in drawers and closets. Why don't you get out and share and sell it?!" So I called the owner and asked if I might bring some work in for her to consider for her upcoming shows. The holiday show is focused on gift giving and she wants all the work to be priced under $100. And the January show is "Spirit of Art" focusing on healing and meditative art.
So, I've got my appointment on Friday morning. I didn't have much in the under $100 range (other than post cards) so I got really inspired and made a small series of shrine collages. They are all mounted on black foam core (ala Sonji) and framed in 8 x 10 frames. They were a delight to make. I hope the owner will be willing to include some in the upcoming show.
Shrine by the Sea
Treasures of the Sunrise
House of Vine and Whimsy
Since we've all been enjoying process pictures and descriptions lately in the Artful Quilters Webring, I'll post some in progress pictures of these shrines later in the week. I've settled into a casual "assembly line" system that makes it really fun to do a series.
Wish me luck at the gallery. I'll be bringing a few other pieces for her to consider for the January show. How will I carry everything? And what will I wear? There is so much more to this experience than just making the art, you know?