Monday, May 3, 2010
May 3, 2010
My apologies to Martine Alison! I was referring in my last post to a show I entered at the Eccles Community Art Gallery last year. The theme was western art and I decided to enter my self portrait called "She Dreams Of The West" which I will post here. I was not able to get to the opening reception and had to wait until the last day of the show to see it. My Hubby and I went there and looked all over the 4 story Victorian Mansion and saw many paintings of cowboys, indians, bears, elk, western landscapes. I could not find it. Maybe it had been sold, although I couldn't figure out who would pay for my self portrait. We came downstairs and I was going to ask the lady there at the front desk when I saw the corner of my drawing and frame behind the open door of the backroom that was behind the front desk. I have been to this gallery many times and have always seen the door open. When it is open it hides whatever is hung on the wall behind the desk. That was where my drawing had hung for the last 2 and 1/2 months! I told the lady..there it is behind the door. She seemed relieved and said we could take it with us that day. She said there had been many interesting comments about it. I asked her what had been said and she would not tell me! I really had to laugh out loud. And I could see she was glad to see my drawing go home. The juror thought it should be in the show but whoever hung the show apparently did not agree! That is the story behind my comment about being behind the door. I always like to see the shows where I have a piece and see if it has been hung behind a door, in a dark corner, in a closet...I hope for the best and expect anything! It makes for a good conversation. Many people who saw it in my studio liked it and were amused at the story of where it was hung. here it is..would you hang it behind the door? Or in the restroom? Have a great evening all my friends.