Thursday, July 15, 2010

Rare Gallery, Jackson Hole

                        Diamond Bar, 36 x 36, oil on canvas

I was on Facebook a while back and found another artist I like. I went to his website and saw that he was showing at RARE Gallery in Jackson Hole. I've been wanting to get back into a Jackson Hole gallery for some time now and after looking at the gallery online I thought we would be a good match. Of course I put it on my To Do list. I'd get to it eventually. In the mean time, I was on facebook  and saw that another artist I admire was accepted into this same gallery. Aaargh! Why did I wait. Could they possibly have room for me too? Still I waited. Last week I finally emailed the gallery with images, a bio and resume and a note saying I wanted them to represent me. I immediately got a call from the gallery and an hour later I was in! 

How will this gallery work out for me? Only time will tell. I have great hopes.

The lesson I learned from this 1) social networking can provide valuable leads. 2) Don't wait about making contact with folks and galleries. 3) sometimes it really seems like a struggle getting accepted into galleries and then suddenly thing will fall into place. The more galleries you contact , the better your chances are of getting into one.

Friday, July 2, 2010

My New Business Cards

We all know we should have business cards. But do we? I usually find them boring to give and to get. Recently I went to the opening of a weaving studio, Sacramento Mountain Weavers in Cloudcroft NM and I really liked their business cards. They were good quality and were printed on both sides. They told me they were printed at

To make a long story short, Hubby designed cards for me for both my contemporary still life paintings and my American Indian paintings. Obviously, the one I have posted is the American Indian card. And, yep, Hubby forgot to put the phone number on the card! LOL. Ah, well, I still love the cards and can't wait to pass them out.

PS The opening at the studio was great in addition to the business cards. Nice studio, great work and lots of folks in attendance