I'm going to have my art in a gallery in Door County!!
Last Spring when Phil & I went to Door County, we visited several art galleries. One of them, Charlene's Gallery Ten, in Gills Rock, was especially interesting because the art was quite funky. This is a photo of the exterior of the building, with a large canvas sign attached. In talking with the gallery owner about the art there, I mentioned my love affair with books and that I altered books. She took my card (I had just recently had cards made up for my first art show), and said she'd contact me this year. I was pretty excited about it, but then over the winter I figured it was just a nice gesture on her part, and I probably wouldn't hear anything--that old inner critic taking over.
Well, last week I received a letter and contract from her, asking to send or deliver my art! I am feeling honored, excited, scared, affirmed, cautious, and amazed. So now I'm wondering if I should send my art in the mail or deliver it myself. Any advice on that? I will have to go up there and retrieve any unsold art in November. But perhaps it would be worth doing two trips; not sure. Especially since this is my "first time."
Again, my inner critic is at it: I won't sell anything; she'll change her mind after she sees it; blah, blah, blah. But I'm doin it anyway. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. At the very least, it will be something to put on a resume. Oh--that's something else I have to send her: a resume! What do you put in an artist's resume?! I have no idea. Guess I need to research that.