Isn’t technology amazing? I was unable to attend the The Au Naturel Art Show, but I could watch the opening night reception online — live. How cool is that? While I sat in my chilly office, drinking a glass of wine and listening to the juror, Charles Froelick (owner and director of the Froelick Gallery in Portland) talk about the pieces he picked for the show, I must admit I got a little weepy. I often say/write that I am humbled by the attention my pieces sometimes get, and this was never more true than that night. Charles said he was grateful for everyone who submitted art because as”you are putting it out there for the world to see… you are very brave. You are making something that is meaningful to you and you are wanting it to resonate with someone else“. He also explained his choice of a variety of mediums and styles; “it is like going to a variety of movies“. If you check out the gallery page, you’ll see what he means. I wanted to thank Charles for including my pieces among the talent represented at the show.
A big”thank you” should go out to Kristin Shauck who organized everything for the show. She was also kind enough to answer the emails I sent her (even though I know how busy she was). After the show she created a drop-box for the pictures from the opening, which I’ve included here. This enabled me to see where they placed my pieces, which was really kind of exciting. I’ve included a photo of the live feed set up and you can play a little “I Spy” and try to find one of my pieces. 🙂