So this month I have encountered a new problem that I’ve never had before. And it’s not completely unwelcome.
Apparently, I’m in demand.
I’ve had a show booked at the Naess Gallery in Edmonton for some time now. It’s a group show, and we’re starting to finalize what pieces we are each bringing. Normally this wouldn’t be an issue. I generally have a lot of stock on hand. The show would be running through to the end of December.
Then a couple of weeks ago I was called up by my former employer, who also happens to run the local art club. “Could you contribute a couple of pieces to the group show we’ve had booked for ages at the Shell Theatre?” Sure! Why not?
Then I’m contacted by a local business owner with whom I had left a card. “Our current artist’s work is coming down this month. Want to hang yours up?” Um, yes? Sure? I think I have enough stock, hold on…
So I have said yes to all three shows, and the most difficult part will be deciding who gets what.
The Naess Gallery will receive a selection of small to medium-sized works on birch panel. That was an easy enough decision to make, as that is what I showed them when I applied for the show.
The local Second Cup will receive many of my mid-sized work on canvas. These will fit perfectly on the cafe walls.
Lastly, the Art Club gets two large paintings on canvas. Sorry, that’s all that was left. We hung them this morning, and they look good among the landscapes and the quilts and the pottery from local artists and artisans.
All in all, a problem I’m not used to having, but one I will welcome anytime.
Hey look! I finally posted the new works I created during the 2015 Whyte Avenue Art Walk!