|A shot of me with my music paintings from|
last year's show. I made the local paper twice
last year. I was one of the few newbies
exhibiting... this year there are a whole lot more.
Photo credit: Graeme Frisque, Mississauga News
Last year was my first time doing one of these big, indoor shows. I have done outdoor shows before, and I've had openings at the galleries I've shown in, but this kind of thing had a really different vibe. I learned a lot, and this year I'm much better prepared. I know how I'm going to set up my booth, and I have everything I need organized and already packed up. I have proper lights, and a power bar that works (I didn't test mine in advance last year, and when I got there, I realized I had bought a lemon. The batteries in my camera died in the first half hour. And oh my god, what the hell was I thinking wearing HEELS?!?!?!). One thing I really enjoyed was talking to people and getting to see their reaction to my work first-hand. This year I have a whole new abstract series to show, and this will be the first time it will be shown in public. It's exciting and scary at the same time.
Here are a few of the artists I'm excited to be exhibiting with... I haven't seen all their work in person yet, but the photos look fantastic.
Check out more photos over on her website.
Nicole does these wonderful abstracted landscapes that completely draw you in. Can't wait to see them in person. I'm sure these are the kind of pieces that look good in photos, but look a hundred times better in real life. Visit her website for more information.
Peter and David Marcucci
There are many more artists that are going to be showing. Arts on the Credit runs April 11-12, from 11am - 5pm. For more info, visit the website. In the meantime, if you happen to be wandering around in Port Credit, there will be work from exhibiting artists on display in many of the local business. By next week I'll have a couple things hanging in My Olive... coincidentally, one of my favourite shops in the area. I'll take pictures. Follow my Facebook page, twitter, instagram or G+ for updates!
Oh, and just in case you are planning to go, here is a complimentary ticket.