From November 16 to December 8, 2017 was my show entitled Niches at Miri Gallery in Salt Lake City, Utah. I named it so because I have many different types of art that I enjoy creating and I can jump from one to another quite easily.
Cheryl Sandoval, the curator of Miri Gallery, contacted me about doing a solo show and we chose November because of my other commitments in the fall. When I dropped off my art at the gallery, I have to admit, it was a little daunting. I had a whole room to fill. As we started moving walls and art pieces together, I started to feel better and actually brought more art to the gallery that I had in my private collection. In all, I had 42 pieces, including 2 sculptures.
Cheryl and I hung all the art ourselves, taking a whole afternoon and into another day. It’s amazing how each painting has its own measurements to hang on the wall even though they are the same size painting. The lighting in the gallery was mostly overhead track lighting but in the larger part of the room, there were no lights. I solved the problem by heading to Home Depot and buying 4 new lights and bringing can lights from home. With a little Velcro and extension cords, we were creatively lit!
Cheryl’s brother made all of the food for the opening and closing nights and I especially like his melty raspberry cookies. The guests that came also enjoyed the snacks and would hang out there to ask questions about the art pieces.
I wound up selling my sculpture Ombre and 3 prints of my watercolors. I also had cards to sell and sold about 17 of those. More importantly, my friends and family came to support me and to see the art that I have been working on for the last 6+ years of my life. I have been asked to be a guest artist for the Sandy Watercolor Guild and another gallery is interested in my work. I feel blessed to be supported in show and in my talents. Thank you to all who came! It meant so much to me!