Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Showy

So my first gallery show was opened successfully, and what fun! The gallery looked great, over a hundred people materialized throughout the evening, and we even sold a few things -- thanks to my mom, the food was excellent and we sold out of wine. Special guests included Ryan from Ottawa, 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.

9 comments:

Nikki + Shane said...

Congrats Jer! Looks amazing! We're so proud of you ... incredible what started out as a hobby, turned into a Blurb book and now this. Awesome!

Jeremy said...

Thanks Nicole. I suppose it's still a hobby, but it sure did make it feel more "official".

Anonymous said...

Jer:
Congratulations, looks like a great success and a great hobby too. Keep it up, you never know where this will take you.

Jean

Lon and Pat said...

Looks like you did good. Congratulations. Keep it up.

Mark said...

crazy. well done. congrats!!
red rooster next, eh? you can triple those prices. ;)

Ty said...

congratulations :) first of many!

Jeremy said...

Thanks for the kind words, everyone. Much appreciated.

Pearl said...

Jer, we are following with great interest. So professionally done and we look forward to see what the future holds! Awesome display.

Jeremy said...

Thanks Pearl, for your ongoing support of this pursuit.