i'm about to tick one item of my to do list for this year. to sell my works commercially. yay! so far i've 'sold' my works by donating pieces for our annual charity events. and most often, given out to friends who i think will accept (or is the word tolerate? ;) my hobby. but i'm growing confident (thanks in part to LMM) that this, this passion of mine, can be something that i would love do more in the future. maybe pay the bills too. anyways... back to group show story.
i've taken up this abstract painting course in local uni so i've met a few like me - have day job but do art whenever we can. came to know some quite well. it came out of nowhere...an email asking me if i want to join, hell ya i said. flurry of emails and one f2f meeting, a proposal. it was like any marketing proposals/briefs i would whip out in my day job. then, a yes... we will be their swan song exhibition at the art space of the local Volvo car showroom. it's a huge space, well publicised and in the local art spots! the humour is not lost though...we will bring the house(showroom) down with our our abstract works!
how funny, it's april fool's day, sitting on my rocking chair and i am now like... omg, showing in 12 weeks! the rush of whats and whys are sinking in. im more giddy with excitement but there's that niggling feeling of 'hmm, really?'. *sigh. i don't even now how to frame or mount my pieces i think googling will help and then ikea and local framers. let alone review my works or do i need to do new ones? pricing art works? naming works? lighting? opening night? accepting payments? time to divvy up the works with others. but i think it will be on the 2 of us to carry most weight. details, details, details. i wonder how was your first group show like? and tips and tricks?
ok, i circled back and i think i'm foolishly excited again. keep you posted in this unfolding drama. cheers!