I finally got the attention from the owner/curator of a large gallery in CA. One step down, many steps to go. The process consisting of negotiating what the art to be shown should look like, creating art pieces especially for the gallery (size and look), shipping the art (which was then lost in NJ for quite some time), then coming up with pricing (based on previous sales), my work is ready to be framed and hung at, drum roll please......
Imago Galleries, Palm Desert, CA
Fantastical in Blue, 2015
How did this come about? How did I get noticed? I submitted art for acceptance in an art journal, which is sent out to galleries for free. The artist pays for the inclusion and gets a copy of the journal, if selected. In hopes of getting noticed, one partakes in this practice. It just goes to show you, you just never know. Exposure does pay off, just may take quite some time and the artist needs to have the passion to just keep moving forward despite the silence... The director informed me that she rarely looks at these journals and on a whim took it to bed for a night's viewing.
The other day I was presented with a fortune that read: "You will conquer obstacles to achieve success.", the cookie delivered a double fortune, because one sometimes does need to be hit over the head, the second one read: "You will come to the realizations in your life that change you forever." I interpret that change to be believing in myself as an artist. It is so very easy to have doubts.
Recently my day job really got me down and I wondered if I would ever be able to support myself with my art, I think this is a wonderful start on a new path facing the right direction.
May you all be healthy and gravitate toward a peace existence.