There were over 80 local artists exhibiting their works, and it was tricky to have everyone sit in place for a group photo. I managed to score a place in the front row (my mom is standing behind me) and my husband, Dave snapped a photo of the group with my iPhone.
The Atrium is a great venue for exhibiting art – a very modern and airy space. All the works were hung very professionally. There was a good crowd of people for the opening night.
Unfortunately, my mom’s tryptich was hung in the wrong order, but that was quickly remedied by one of the MIP staff. Once the pieces “Air, Water and Fire” were hung in the correct order, the overall image made a lot more sense.
It was a bit of scavenger hunt to find out where your pieces were hung in the Atrium. Luckily, my encaustic pieces and my mom’s acrylic paintings were hung in the same corner of the foyer, with mine being very close to the elevator. I was really happy with my location, since I hoped being near the elevator would be good for visibility.
It was great to talk shop with the other artists and get insights on where the good venues in the area were to show art, how to price their works and tips on inexpensive ways to DIY framing. Networking is as important to artists as it is for the business community – it’s all about who you know!