Last night was the opening reception for the new members at the Copley Society of Art. It was my first official show participation and I wasn't sure what to expect. Maybe because it was a winter Saturday or maybe because the Copley Society is located in a great location on Newbury Street in Boston but I was blown away by the attendance. I made a few new friends, did some networking, even had several patrons approach me about my art. Time will tell if anything pans out or if I will be a part of future juried exhibitions.
Above, I am standing next to the wall in the front of the gallery where all of the new members accepted in 2011 are listed.
The reception was packed!
My painting "Storm Wave" (top right) was the only encaustic painting in the show.
New artist friends, Derek Uhlman (sculptor) and Marilene Sawaf (painter).
We took a group photo for gallery publicity, I counted 20 out of the 34 new members at the reception but I am not sure if others left before the photo was taken.
Many of the pieces in the show were large scale and I have been procrastinating with my next project... I am finally motivated to get to work.
Each of these panels are 30" x 30", a possible diptych is in the works.