I participated in a gallery art exhibition on April 14th of this year and it was a really great experience. It was held at the Rumjahn Gallery and Framery in Evansville, Indiana. The whole experience, from conception and set up to the actual event was an experience that I am grateful for. I had a backrow seat in what goes into planning an art exhibition and I can appreciate how much work is involved from start to finish.
The gallery did a lot to market for the event, handing out flyers and reaching out to the community, in person and online, to try to have a good turnout. Their efforts paid off. The event had a good showing and it was nice to get to talk to people about my art. Below are some pictures of the turnout we had for the event.
I find it hard to start a conversation with people in a big setting like this. I was afraid that I would just be standing awkwardly in the corner observing people instead of talking to them. While I was a little awkward and didn’t speak up as much as I would have liked, I did better than I feared. I had some really good conversations with other artists and local consumers in the community. By the end of the night, I felt like I had described my art well and done my best.
Before the event, the other participating artists and I talked about how it would be nice to sell at least one piece. Throughout the event, both artists sold at least one thing which was so exciting. I have been to events before where nothing was bought at all so this was great to see. Unfortunately, I personally did not sell anything that night but the pieces will be up until May 5th. People can go in and see it in person or online.
While the ultimate goal was to make a sale, I still think that the event was a successful night for me. I got a lot out of it. I learned more about how to set up an art exhibition (from the marketing aspects down to actually hanging the pieces), I got to show my whole body of work to a new set of people, and I got to make new connections. I want to thank the Rumjahn Gallery and Framery for giving me this opportunity and I hope that I am able to continue to grow as an artist as well as hopefully selling some more paintings soon.
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Love it!!!! So cool to read an artist’s blog!! Good job Amanda!
Thank you Peter!