Although the looming inauguration of the Orange One has me wondering how great this new year will be, Happy (belated) 2017, everyone! With all the political BS and celebrity deaths, the world was bemoaning 2016 as the worst year ever, but for me the year ended on a high note with an acceptance to show my art at another gallery. Woohoo!
This is a bit of a strange venue for me as I’m not religious in the least, but the West Linn Lutheran Church put out a call for submissions for their Creative Spirits Gallery last October. I’d actually forgotten I’d applied, so when I saw the email on New Year’s Eve my cynical brain first thought, “Spam.”
Luckily, my junk-folder trigger finger paused a moment and instead of sending the email into spam oblivion, I opened it to a nice surprise…
“Thank you for submitting your art for consideration in the Creative Spirits 2017 galleries. Our team reviewed all the submissions and we would love to invite you to show with us for the months of July and August 2017.”
The timing of this is perfect as my show at Clackamas Community College’s Commons Gallery ends in mid-June, meaning I can use the work from that show for my churchy church show…which means no scrambling to complete a pile of new work before July*! Can I get a Hallelujah!!!??
(*Unless, of course all my work at the college show sells out – sorry, my side just burst from laughing so hard at that joke.)
Speaking of new work….
You may have noticed I took a little time off from blogging during the week-of-limbo between Christmas and New Year’s, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t busy. I’m still cranking out work for the college show (that starts in March).
My goal is to have twenty pieces and right now I have seventeen in the Definitely Will Show pile. This is a HUGE relief, but I’m not slowing down since my work is small and the walls in the gallery are very big…plus, I’m an overachiever.
Next time I’ll be back to show you some of the work I completed during the holidays. The paintings had a much-needed tropical theme in an attempt to offset this bitter cold weather we’ve been having here in Portland.
Did your year end on a good note or are you glad to see the backside of 2016? Let me know in a comment!
And now, to fit the title of this post, a bit of Hozier time: