Thursday, August 09, 2007

Getting Ready for the Show

My show at Gallery Fourteen in New Westminster opens tomorrow. Ah... there's nothing quite like the panic that sets in the day before the opening of one of my art exhbitions. Reviewing the invitations (oops, how did so-and-so get left off the evite guest list? Is it too rude to send him/her an invitation the day before the show opens?)

Then there are the little last minute details that are added to "finished" works...

... the transport of two dozen works to the gallery, the arranging and rearranging of works in the space, the physical exertion and complications involved with hanging work in an heretofore unfamiliar gallery (but this is also the exciting and energizing part - working with a new gallery and building a relationship with the proprietor)... and then there's the pricing (oh, is it too high ... is it too low... what's that formula again, for pricing per square inch?), calculating in the gallery commission (now is it too high ... is it still too low???), labels, food, drink, flowers, guestbook, etc.

... it's a lot of work, but I wouldn't miss it for the world!

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