I missed the opening of the Starving Artist Show that was held at Gallery 6 at the Ft.Lauderdale Library. I was amazed of the big space that the library has. I was not amazed that my work was hard to find. It was hanging with photography. I am assumimg because the pieces had been small, but since I am the only artist who works in encaustic, my work doesn’t “match” any other type of art. I work in abstract so I always think I would get hung next to abstract art. The only way I will ever get my artwork to be hung the way I like it is to get a show of my own. Here is a video of the 2 pieces that I entered into the show.
I entered the Broward Art Guilds Juried Art Show-“In the Mix” and I came in 3rd place. I have been happy all day. I dropped off 2 pieces on Sunday and was given a receipt with a phone number to call back on Wednesday to see if my work made the cut. So this morning when I awoke, I pulled out the number, but afraid of rejection, I told myself that I will call at 3pm (why ruin my morning if it was bad news) at 1pm the phone rang and from the caller ID I knew it was the guild but I decided to let my voice mail get the call (why receive rejection in person when voice mail can do it). Now anyone that knows me, the Type A personality that I am, I have no fear. I a run a multi-million dollar division of a major corporation and deal with people all day, the good, the bad and the ugly. But this was different. So I retrieved the message while holding my breath, to find out that it was a congratulations call and one of my pieces titled “A Train” came in 3rd place. I have been smiling all day. This Saturday is the gallery reception and originally I was to be out of town, but my plans changed and I will be able to attend. Did I say I have been smiling all day!!!! You can view my work here or please visit the gallery this Sat. July 19 from 6-8 (the work will be on show until August 23rd)
Leche-VItrines Art Alliance (it is on the second floor) SE corner of Oakland Park Blvd and Federal Hwy (US1) you can also go to http://www.Browardartguild.org or http://www.lechevitinesart.com for the address.
Stop bye and see the other artists work.
A few weeks ago I put out a call for artists who use encaustic/wax in their artwork. I am looking to form a group in South Florida so that we can exchange info, start workshops and create our own group shows. If you are in the South Florida area and interested please send me an email. I know you are out there!!!!