Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Gallery show at The House of Lyndon

So, the gallery show was fantastic! There was a good turnout of people and I had some great conversations with many different people. The gallery owner, Lyndon Tsosie, is such a friendly guy! It was great to finally meet him in person and see his work. He makes these amazing jeweled and silver boxes and is an internationally known artist. Google his name to see some examples of his work. One regret is that I forgot to get a picture with him!

Great turnout!

There was an article in the local paper, and one of the people that came in said they had heard about it on the radio. I have never felt so special and pampered as an artist! The gallery put us up in a hotel, where we enjoyed soaking in the hot tub after the opening. Lyndon believes that his artists should be treated well! I wish more gallery owners felt this way, but I guess it helps that he is an artist himself and knows what it feels like.

Aaron playing in the front window!

Oh, and my husband played guitar for the opening too. It was such an honor to be included in this show as the other artists involved all have amazing work! The only unfortunate thing is that I didn't make a sale, but there were several people interested in my work, so perhaps I will have a sale sometime this month. Plus, we were invited back to show again in August. The best thing is that for a small town, Gallup had a great turnout for their artscrawl! I have had openings here in Albuquerque (compare populations; Gallup, 50,000 to Albq., 500,000) where the only people that showed up were the artists and their families!

My mom and her husband, Tom (forgot to get a photo of my dad, but thanks for being there dad!)

I was so nervous about this show last week, as it was the first time I've shown my new body of work. I received a LOT of positive feedback! So, I guess the best part of this show is that my confidence in my new work has grown by leaps and bounds! Next goal..... a gallery in Santa Fe!

Talking about the art


Jewelry by Tara said...

Your art is so vibrant and beautiful! Love it:)

Cynthia said...

I loved looking at all your photos of you, your work, your husband playing guitar! Thanks for sharing with us. You should feel confidant about your work, it's really good.

Anonymous said...

Your work is sooo beautiful and bright that who could not love it girl! I understand being nervous though. I have never and probably will never have my art in a gallery but I had a showing in a coffee shop once. YEARS ago..... MAN was I ever nervous. So I know exactly how you were feeling. :) *Hugs*

Paula Manning-Lewis said...

Thanks so much Tara, Cynthia and Angela! Your comments made my day today!

The Lone Beader said...

The show looks like it was a success. Also, I love that sprial painting. So very vibrant=:)

Philip said...

Many congratulations! The photos look great and evryone looks really happy. Your paintings are so cheerful!

Paula Manning-Lewis said...

Thanks again for all the comments. It really was fun and I'm finally not nervous anymore! :)

Marmee said...

I found your work through Etsy, so lovely! Thanks for your encouragement about my site and work! You must have been so excited about the show! How wonderful for you! : )