Sunday, October 9, 2011
Hi Everyone, I appreciated everyones good wishes for my First Friday at the Pendleton Art Center. Friday night was fun. A good crowd with lots of friendly people and a lot of familiar faces. I think the local people are really enjoying the center. A lot of them show up for each First Friday. There is food and music and so much to see, however they are enjoying it but not buying. They need to support us with purchases too if they want the center to be a success. I spoke to a few of the other studio artists and they're not sure they will renew their leases unless things pick up. I am hoping come spring when it's time to renew our lease that most of my studio buddies want to go on for another year, I think you have to hang in there for a few years and allow things to grow. I sold one small painting and I think someone is coming back for one of my 8 x 10's next month. Hopefully November and December will be great months for everyone. I love to paint and will continue to paint no matter what but it's nice to recoup some of your expenses and it's always so great when someone wants to live with your art. Here are a few photos of my walls, the triptych is outside the studio. There is a cafe in the building open Monday-Friday so the outside wall continues to get some exposure through the month. Thanks again for your wonderful support, It means a lot to me.
Have a wonderful day