MTM: Exhibit at the Brewery

1475880014812You could call it “stepping out in fear and trepidation” or you could call it “making the leap”  — or any of a number of other phrases — but last fall I committed to being the artist of the month at my favorite local brewery.

After much thought and procrastination, I chose the photos that I wanted to display and then had them printed and matted. A few were from (or will be on) the walls of my own home.  All of them are for sale.

DSCN3048 Websized, Multnomah Tree

This picture of trees in the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon (above) normally hangs on my living room wall. It was the only one that I had already shelled out money for — the rest of them (twenty-nine 8×10 prints, plus some larger pieces on canvas or metal) were paid for over the past two months in the hopes of recouping at least some of the cost in sales.

DSCN3041 WEBSIZED, clothesline, pink floral

These photos of my artwork were taken prior to adding labels with the title and price of each piece.

DSCN3046 Websizedm bird house, hummingbird wings

For the 8×10 photographs, I had them printed at a local shop on metallic paper and then a local gallery matted them and added hanging hardware on the back.  I’m really thrilled with the results!

DSCN3049 Websized, Palouse Barn and grain display

I spent 4 hours hanging out at the brewery on Friday evening. Two friends from Canada drove down to surprise me, and my good friend ~A~ stopped by for an hour after work.

DSCN1659 websized, first Friday at Bellwether

I’ll be popping in to visit off and on all month. While I hope to sell at least a few pieces, it’s exciting to just see my photographs hanging in a public space.

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Your turn:  What’s something you’ve done lately to step out of your comfort zone?

 

 

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6 thoughts on “MTM: Exhibit at the Brewery

  1. How cool is that! So exciting and everything looks wonderful. I just love the clothesline, Karen. Best of luck to you, my friend. I hope you sell out. 🙂

  2. I love how you capture things. We will be in Spokane next weekend but will be very busy and with the others. Wish I could go have a look. Good luck and I hope you sell more than a few. They are fantastic

  3. This is so very fantastic–congratulations! What a thrill to see your work on display that way–and good for you to invest in showcasing it.

  4. I think your exhibit is very wonderful. I applaud you for stepping out and doing it! As for me, I’ve been out of my comfort zone a fair amount lately. I’ll just put it in the category of “Nevertheless, she persisted” and leave it at that.

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