Monday, August 2, 2010

The show is up!

















Hubby and I hung my artwork at Trotter's yesterday afternoon. As the pictures I'm about to post are about to show, I didn't get the best pics! We were too focused on getting the work done, the space was a little dark and it was hard to snap pics around the chair legs!



















You see, we hung my paintings after the cafe had closed for the day...so staff were already focused on cleaning the space (and baking for the upcoming week)! I'll take better pics (hopefully) on another visit.














It took us two hours to hang everything...and I really felt we were rushing. One of the difficulties we encountered was pounding nails into brick or cement walls. But we knew this and came prepared! I brought far more paintings than I imagined I would need to fill up the space...but I hung everything but one painting! There was a lot of wall space! 

 Actually, when we were all done, I was grateful that we were able to hang the show ourselves (rather than the cafe staff).  It was a good learning experience and gave me the opportunity to hang my work somewhere other than my own studio or home. It's nice to see it all up.














 My hope for this little show is that more people will see my work...and that many of those people are folks that wouldn't necessarily come to one of my open studio events. I was able to leave my postcards and contact information for patrons of the cafe. Hopefully, some of these folks will decide to come to an Art Crawl. And maybe, just maybe, someone will be interested in buying one of my paintings!



















So here's the show info (for those of you local)--

Trotter's is located at 232 N. Cleveland Ave, in St. Paul--on Cleveland, just off Marshall Ave. They serve yummy food--with a focus on food that is locally grown or produced. My artwork will be up for 4 weeks--till August 29th. Please check it out!

11 comments:

Dana Barbieri said...

Congrats. It looks great Risa.

Cris said...

That looks really great! Trotters is lucky to have your paintings gracing their walls. I hope you get some sales out of it!

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Jenny Blair said...

well done Risa! I hope you are fantastically successful X

suzanna leigh said...

I particularly like the three abstract square florals with a bird on each side.

Michelle Brunner said...

Yay! They look great together:) Wish I could see it in person!

jacqueline said...

Yipeee and congratz!! It looks really goood!! Have a lovely merry happy week and love to you!

Liv @ Choosing Beauty said...

Wonderful! I've never been to Trotter's - maybe I can work my way over there sometime this month. I'm with Suzanna - LOVE the 3 floral squares with a bird on each side!

Pat said...

Best wishes for many enquiries xx

I'm loving the shades of blue and purple you are using.

Michele from Pipi La La said...

Congratulations. They look fantastic!

Laurie Miller said...

Congratulations Risa - the paintings look great and it's always so great to put ourselves out there for others to see. Way to go!