Before the holidays I was invited to hang my art in a church for a one month display. I might have said no, except that my sister prompted the invitation, and I always enjoy a one-person show. Seeing several pieces of my art up on a well lit wall is always encouraging to me--they seem so much more powerful.
I was really pleased (and surprised) to sell one large piece from that exhibit. And further down the road, I was invited by the curator of the David Joyce Gallery at Lane Community College to hang two pieces in the current show there. She happened to attend a meeting using the church space, and liked my work enough to remember my name and contact me.
|David Joyce Gallery Opening
My point is, you never really know what exposure might lead to more opportunities.
If you are an artist, what connections have surprised you? Where is the craziest place you've hung your art?
If you are an art lover, where have you seen compelling art outside of a gallery?