Friday morning found us carting loads of paintings, ceramics and wooden boxes to the gallery and starting the process of setting up the display.
– Clear the space
– Lay out the paintings
– Sort and group,
– Re-sort and re-group,
– Hang paintings (For anyone who hasn’t done it before – this takes a long time)
– Label the paintings,
– Print final painting list,
Sort out catering, pour drinks, print last minute labels, set out leaflets and cards, (and a million other little things) get showered and dressed up.
Exhibitions are hard work, but when they work well, they are a lot of fun.
Our weekend in numbers:
Preview night guests: Over 100 (based on acceptances)
Outside temperature: Sub-zero
Logs burned on the stove: Many
Paintings sold: Eight
Paintings commissioned: Two (and a further possibility)
Worthwhile? Oh yes! We all had so much fun with this, and based on their feedback, so did the visitors.