Posts Tagged ‘Opening reception’

Opening Reception Pond Kids Opening Reception Pond CrowdThe opening last night for the Painted Diamonds show was a great success.  We had a nice crowd and while I didn’t have much of a chance to take pictures I did snap a few early during the evening with my phone camera.  I think some of my friends took more photos so hopefully I will get some more later.

The show will run through November 8.  Stop by to see it.

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PD Show full truck PD Show 3 PD Show 1 PD Show 2Today is the opening day of the 2013 World Series and the opening day of the Painted Diamonds Art Exhibit.  We hung the show yesterday at the Blue Ridge Arts Council in Front Royal and it looks great!  It was a little strange to see six months of hard work all hanging together there.  I still can’t believe it’s a reality.

Many thanks again to all the Kickstarter backers who made it happen.  Your names are listed here on my blog and on the Kickstarter page.  You made this happen.  My appreciation to each of you for your belief in this project.

The Opening Reception is tonight from 6-8 p,m.  Stop down at the Arts Council at 305 E. Main Street in Front Royal to see the exhibit and have some ball park food.  Have a hot dog or maybe some cracker jacks and say hello.  Hope to see you there.

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The Opening Reception for the “Minds Wide Open” show was a great success.  Lots of people came; lots of good food and wine!

Many thanks to those who came out last night.  It was a wonderful evening for me and Marlene.  We appreciate the wonderful comments and support.

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One thing that I hope to do with this blog, “Life of a Daily Painter”, is to honestly describe what it is like to be a full-time painter.  Today’s post will describe preparing for a show and reception.

Yesterday was the opening reception for my daily art show that is currently underway at Philip Carter Winery.  First, I must say many thanks to Donna Johnson who called me some months ago and invited me to show at the winery.  It is such an incredible feeling when that happens….someone actually thinks you should display your art for people to see! 

Next begins the panic; can I have enough paintings that I like ready for the opening.  So you work to pull together what you hope will be an interesting collection.

Art Reception at PCWThen the preparation for the opening; the announcement; the invitation.  And then the day arrives.  It’s time to go and you are so scared that no one will come to see your work.  Always the self-doubt.  But people start arriving and they like the art.  Yeah!  Success.  It is always so rewarding when people enjoy what you enjoy doing so much.  It’s hard to describe but certainly other painters will understand.  Many thanks to everyone who came out to the reception.  It was a beautiful day and a nice afternoon.

The show at Philip Carter Winery will be on display until January.  Please make the beautiful drive out to Hume and take a look.  Thanks.

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WeimaranerThe Weimaraner is a beautiful grey dog, often called the Grey Ghost.  This watercolor painting of the handsome pup is currently on display at Philip Carter Winery in Hume. 

The Opening Reception for that show will be at 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 15th.  Please mark your calendar and join me for wine and cheese.  And enjoy the beautiful countryside at the winery.

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