Today was a first for me.
One of my artworks was accepted into a Juried Art Exhibition, sponsored by Artists Alive and Well, and today was the installation of the various pieces on the Upper Concourse at 1600 Smith Street, in Houston Texas.
I helped check-in the art, making sure that all the art was labelled,
was correct and in good condition. I also got to meet a lot of very
talented people I hadn't met before and see some wonderful art.
I've never been involved in anything like this before and I have to say
I was a little nervous the night before. After all, I was going to be
among professional artists and photographers.
And, you know what? I didn't feel intimidated. Everyone was very nice, very helpful and encouraging and I was made to feel that my contribution to the morning's work was valued.
The artist's reception will be on Monday when the Juror, Patrick Palmer, Chair of the Glassell Studio School and Department of Art History Faculty at the Museum of Fine Arts/Houston, will announce the awards.