Monday, February 13, 2012

Art Galleries Are More Than A Place To Sell Art

My colored pencil art is sold at Wood Icing Gallery.  Hard to believe I've been there a year!  I remember when I first went in to show my work to the gallery owner, Heather Haymart.  I threw about 15 pieces into a folder, headed out to the gallery.  I spread them out on a table, not sure whether or not they were good enough.  The art around me in the gallery was high caliber - many of the artists are juried members of various organizations.  Happily, Heather liked my paintings and I began my lovely association with her gallery.  I work every Wednesday and it's a pleasure.  I get to draw all day and talk to nice folks who come in to look at art.



The gallery also sells wood refinishing products, including Wood Icing and Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.  I love the camaraderie among the artists.  We sometimes come together as a group for discussions about art and art marketing.  Every one is supportive and friendly.  I've heard about artist egos, but none of that here!  If you're in St. Louis, come visit me at the gallery.  I'll be drawing and we can chat!

19 comments:

  1. It looks and sounds so wonderful there, I wish I could visit!
    ~Kim
    from Blogging Buddies

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  2. Looks like a bright and cheery gallery!

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  3. Thanks, Kim & Sweet Posy Dreams! It really is a wonderful place. Wish you could visit!

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  4. Ahhh thanks Susie.. You know we love you and your beautiful work!
    Rose

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  5. Love being an artist here with you, Susie!
    Your colored pencil work is fabulous.
    And this is a wonderfully supportive artistic environment!

    All the best,
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  6. wow good for you getting into such a lovely gallery

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  7. I love your work so I am not surprised you got in! And drawing all day is a wonderful way to spend you time! Enjoy!

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  8. Congrats on getting into this great Gallery! That is something I would love to try someday, but still gathering my nerve to apply! ;-D

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  9. Congrats Susie. I think its great to have your work in Gallery .. You can interact with people/buyers,you can get the chance of knowing where your baby art goes... (what we are missing when we sell online.
    Good Luck !! Xo Rachel

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  10. Thanks MagicByLeah, Mt.BaldyGlassworks,Lori & vintagebyrachel. I'm so lucky to be in this gallery.

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  11. Congrats Susie...I work in two galleries that I show in.... and there's nothing like the camaraderie of people who share the same interest ... ART! Good luck with your sales!

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  12. Congratulations, your art is gorgeous, so it is not really a surprise that you are being shown in a gallery :)

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  13. sounds like a wonderful place to be at to do what you love! congrats!

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  14. thanks for stopping by & leaving such lovely comments!

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  15. Wow congrats. Your work is amazing! I love art galleries. I love how each picture has a story. Amazing.

    BlogLovetherapy.blogspot.com

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