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!