>When It Rains, It Pours


Yes, it’s raining cats and dogs in Boston right now, but that’s not what I’m referring to. A lot of wonderful things have been developing with my bead art lately, and I am very grateful for that. The latest news is that I’ve been presented with the opportunity to show my beadwork at a gallery in Sacramento, CA. I don’t want to state the gallery’s name just yet, but I will say that it is not your typical gallery. It is a tattoo studio/fine art gallery, and a woman from the gallery discovered my work on myspace. Hmmm… what better place to show art than at a tattoo parlor?

I did a little research, and discovered that this gallery has regular art exhibits, and they even have live rock music there on occasion, which is cool. Apparently, they are having a textile art show next month (I’m not sure of the date), and many different types of artists who manipulate fabric are going to show their work. I was told that the show has been publicized, and all of their contacts are have been informed. I asked about the fine print, and they responded by saying they have a contract which states they take a 20% commission if someone buys your piece. Due to the timing, and the fact that I have other pieces committed to other exhibits, I probably only have a few pieces that I could show there – my owl, flamingo, and great blue heron bead paintings. I guess if I sold one, it would be cool. And, it would be great for folks to have the opportunity to see my work in person.

So, should I do it?

I think I just answered my own question… 😀

11 thoughts on “>When It Rains, It Pours

  1. >ABSOLUTELY! Your work deserves a live rock band kind of place! Sacramento isn’t too far from San Francisco but it is less starched and stiff if you know what I mean. Take notes so you can let us know how it goes!

  2. >hum would be neat to see. It’s not like cali is that big of a state or anything. I think it’s only an 8 hour drive from where I’m at. Good luck!

  3. >Good for you! Many things are happening this year for you! I hope they continue to snowball, and this is your year for promotion

  4. >Thanks for the comments. Sometimes I do get nervous at the thought of shipping my work off to wherever. But, of course I would have a contract before I ship anything to them. This particular studio looks pretty legit. A lot of their events are listed on many different sites, etc…I have also read some good reviews regarding their tattoo artists. They seem to be getting folks excited about art & music & ink all under one roof.And, yea. The woman said that she’d send me the paperwork if I am interested in showing. She also said that she’d pay to ship it back to me if it doesn’t sell, since my pieces are probably small. Right now, I’m having trouble writing back to the woman because myspace is having issues, but I’ll get back to her soon…

  5. >It goes without saying that you should get everything in writing, blah blah blah to protect yourself, but it sounds like a great opportunity so why not?!

  6. >I say heck yeah! It could be great and a lot of fun. If nothing else you might get to take a quick trip out to Wine Country! 😉

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