Bill and Sam from Vancouver, and lots of dear friends from nearby. Also, pretty cool to meet some online friends I had never seen in person.
The editor from the Penticton Herald interviewed me first thing (story should be in Friday's paper), and the curator (whom I greatly admire) of the Penticton Art Gallery showed up and said hi. It looks like I may have another show lined up for later in the year at Red Rooster Winery, which is pretty exciting.
Huge thanks to my mom for heavily subsidizing the printing costs for the pictures -- the show wouldn't have happened without her. Hopefully we'll sell a few and recoup the costs. If anyone is interested in buying a print from the gallery, peruse the pictures online and send me an e-mail for prices and availability on any you like -- they can be shipped anywhere. The ones on the walls range from $30 for smaller prints mounted on foamcore to $200 for canvas prints wrapped on wood frames. The show runs till mid-March.
I was talking all night, and didn't get a chance to take any photos, but thankfully Andrew and Jason got a bunch of good ones.