Saturday, March 31, 2012

ART AND HEALING EXHIBIT...Now in full swing!

Well, the joint effort between myself and Anne Cavanagh is now up until May 28th.

We have had a number of friends and family who went to see our exhibit. Both of us have received some wonderful comments and compliments. I have only been back up to the hospital once since Anne and I hung the exhibit. Neither of us had sold anything, as yet. There is lots of time left however, so I'm optimistic.

It was an valuable lesson for both Anne and myself. This was the first time for both of us to hang such a large personal exhibit. We learned many new tricks, particularly in relation to where to place the eyes, hooks and wires if work is being held on chains. Place the eyes and/or tabs no lower than two to three inches from the top of the picture. Ensure that the picture wire is completely tight. Don't leave any slack in the wire. It took the both of us and two hospital volunteers just short of six hours to hang our pieces. At the end of that day, both Anne and myself were exhausted! We couldn't wait to get home and put our feet up. Since my car accident, if I'm on my feet too long, I begin to have back problems again. It was no different this time.

Anne and I were so pleased with how we complimented each other's works. With a couple of exceptions, we had no idea what the other was bringing. It was a great surprise to find that we had a number of 'theme' pieces that could be hung together.

Between Anne and myself, we have almost eighty pieces hung with a lot of enthusiasm and optimism on both our parts. There is a tremendous amount of traffic that goes up and down that hall each and every day. If nothing else, the exposure will be amazing!

...anxious and fingers crossed!

Good luck, Anne!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

TRANSITIONS..Photography show will end March 15, 2012

Kawartha Artist Gallery and Studio is currently hosting a show for photography members. Sadly, the show ends this Thursday. At the opening reception, I had the opportunity to meet some of the new photography members. In a number of instances, we all love to photograph the same type of things. It's so much fun to just 'shoot the breeeze' with other photographers. Every time this happens, I learn something new of a 'tip of the day' if you will. Congratulations to three new amazing photographer that joined the group....Rick Doner, Angela Slater and Michael Eckersly..welcome and all the best!

The quality of the work is really wonderful and it's great fun to 'sit' for a segment of time at the gallery and watch when people come in what they gravitate towards. It reconfirms that you 'shoot' what you like and see and there will be people who will love it. Never underestimate your own talent.

In the past few weeks, I've had the pleasure of meeting some amazing photographers and in the future hope to feature more Ontario artists.

I've spent time re-discovering so many wonderful artists on Etsy and my new 'addiction' is Pinterest. So-o-o-o much fun!

Margaret Hamilton

Here is a sampling of just a few of our local photographers work..really beautiful, intriguing pieces!

The past weekend was the Warkworth Maple Syrup Festival and Juried Art Show. I was fortunate enough to have two pieces entered. Unfortunately, neither sold. I was happy, however, for other members of the Spirit of the Hills Assoc. as a number of them sold pieces...yeah! Over the weekend, over 600 people came in to see our show. Wow, that's a fantastic weekend! The businesses also did quite well. I think the amazing weather helped!

Now running crazy to get the last minute details finished for a joint exhibit I'm doing with Anne Cavanagh(see my blog feature). We will be displaying at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre for almost thee months....great pun intended!