Tuesday, March 28, 2006

come and gone...








The Artist Reception for my exhibit 'Beyond The Pale' has come and gone. The gallery was bustling with lovers of photography, family and friends who came to offer support and check out my latest endeavor. The evening was a blast and very successful.

Here is writer extraordinaire James V. Hart, my daughter Becca, me, my son Jesse, my sister Veronica, Jim's wife and long time pal Judy (who had just flown in from New York with Jim), and hubby Steve.


A beautiful bouquet of red roses was delivered from Phil Erklen and the IMS Syndicate, my friends in Colorado. They are gorgeous.

...Musician, actor and old pal Bill Mumy dropped by and told me my other shows were like "Meet the Beatles", but this show was like "Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band"...what a compliment...!WOW

A big thanks to Vince and Mardjie, owners of A Studio Gallery and Franks Black & White Custom Lab (which is behind the gallery). They are terrific people to be associated with. A STUDIO GALLERY is excludively a black and white photography gallery. My art begins with black and white fiber prints of my images that I hand-paint and merge with altered art techniques and mixed media.

I loved making this art. It was a journey that was so fulfilling and has ignited a passion to keep spreading my wings...It is so freeing to have the show up and out there. If you can't come by in person and want to take a look, I have posted the exhibit on my website.
www.acartwrightstudio.com/beyondthepale.htm

22 comments:

jroberts said...

Congratulations on a superb presentation! Do you think that you will ever share your vision with those of us on the other coast?

ac said...

I would certainly entertain the thought...

Eagle Hotel said...

good job

Amanda said...

Congratulations on your exhibit, Angela. :) So glad it was a success. Are you nervous during shows, or do you just not think about that and have fun? -Amanda Brooks
:)

Erika Tysse said...

Wish I could of been there! Congrats on your success!
Erika

ac said...

amanda
I just try to enjoy the moment and have fun. I know not everyone is going to like everything...all I try for is to evoke some emotion...and I find if my art comes from an authentic place...people feel that. It always fascinates me to see who is drawn to what piece...and why...art is so personal.

Amanda said...

I know what you mean. I write romance novels. Although I do it for me, I want fans to like the work and the characters. They're like your kids. You understand if they don't like the book, and yet, you hope they do, and ignore those who don't. And then you try to make the next one better. But it's also very important to me to enjoy writing the story. In the end, the reviews don't matter. -Amanda Brooks
:)

Katie said...

Wow...I just looked at the pictures you posted on your website of your work. "If these walls could talk" is my favorite piece. The number three has always stood out to me. I like that you have three images and the way the colors clash but go together at the same time. "Bridges" is my second favorite because it reminds me of when I was 3 or 4 years old and watched my grandmother working on a drawing of a bridge. I remember seeing the picture and wishing I could be like her. I didn't remember that until now.

All of you work is beautiful! Be proud of yourself.

Katie

Aline Banhara said...

It's nice to see that your art is successful, Angela. Congratulations! It must feel good to do what you like to do and have your work being recognized.

It's funny that, while I read your post, I was listening to the Beatles. I love those kinds of coincidences. The comparison fitted perfectly :)

What about a thought of coming to another hemisphere?

Good lucky with your present and future works!

Aline.

tiffinix said...

Angela - congratulations! I wish I could have been there!! Gorgeous - just absolutely gorgeous. And it looked like such a fun time. I am in love and completely enamored with Gateway and Secrets. They are all just so beautiful - the books are wonderful. Beyond the Pale is just an inspired creation of work!
P.S. You look stunning in your photos.

ac said...

Thank you for all your comments...I wish you all could have been there too...

pattsl said...

Wow! All of that time and work came together and it's over already! It's kind of like planning a wedding, isn't it? So much work and preparation and it's over in a matter of hours!

It looks like your show was very successful.

Not being an artist, I have never experienced putting something like your show together, but I can certainly imagine the work, love, and sense of accomplishment that would be involved.

I loved looking at the photos from the event. Now maybe you can sit back, drink tea and relax for awhile!

pattsl

Dale Anne said...

Just found your blog and your work looks FABULOUS - CONGRATULATIONS on the exhibition.

Deb said...

Oh, Angela! That piece in purple and green! To die for! I'm not surprised the exhibition was a big success. You are so talented! (Not a bad looking family either! LOL)

Deb

A COLLAGE A DAY said...

very nice work
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Izabella said...

funny how things come together sometimes~

This occured in a weeks time.....I saw your name on, I think it was Altered Arts Obsession...then I saw your art in Somerset, then I met a lady this weekend, who has your art in her store in Poulsbo WA...wondering if you went to Artfest this year?!

I am so happy to have found your work, you are an inspiration!

xo Izabella
www.velvet-and-rust.com
http://velvet-and-rust.blospot.com

Mark said...

Bravo to you (with great cheering and applause)! Your artwork has gone beyond the pale and into the color drenched fields of textural exploration. Very inspirational!
Creatively Yours, Laura

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