Now that I live near Beaverton I decided I needed to check into its cultural resources, so I entered two pieces in the juried, annual Visual Arts Showcase. One was selected, which was pretty cool. About 80 pieces of art were juried in from more than 500 entries. The opening was last night.
I don't think there is a way to photograph a gallery opening in an original way. These photos look just like a million that I have seen on other artists' blogs—people standing around with wine glasses and little napkins, blocking your view of the art. But, really, trust me, it was nice! It is in the gallery at the Beaverton Library, which is a pretty great library.
My little piece was one of only three accepted fiber entries. Here is my piece, Verdant, in a nice prominant location as you enter. The little framed piece to the left is one of the other fiber pieces—a small felted work.
This piece is by my friend, Kathie Kerler and the third of the three fiber offerings.
Here is the standard photo of art patrons enjoying the reception. Recognize anyone? No, me neither.
Today was a quiet, exceptionally warm day here in Oregon. Nice to have that extra hour, eh? I spent it in the studio, where I got a good start on a new piece. Bigger than the last.