The amount of time, planning and work to put an exhibit together was surprising. When the work is in the frames, there is still a lot of administrative work to do. The gallery requires a list of each piece, its title, size, medium and price. Each piece requires an attached number to match the list. Also individual labels are needed to mount under each piece. A handout of a price list and a short bio is also suggested.
When the space became available, the 32 pieces needed to be delivered to the gallery. Fortunately, the Prius was just large enough with the back seat dropped down.
The work was moved out of the car and into a holding area until we could notify the administrators that we were ready to hang the exhibit.
From there they were placed in the exhibit areas for sequencing and spacing.
Then the easiest part was just hanging the work.
Lastly, checking that everything was straight and level.
After this the labels were stuck under each piece then Beth and I took a final walk through to see if there were any changes to be made.
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At the opening, about forty people showed up to view the work and share in the wine and hor d-oeuvres. The visitors were family, friends, friends of friends, visitors and a model.
This was a new and interesting experience and one that I am now prepared to repeat. I still have volumes of work that have not yet been shown.
The exhibit will be open for viewing until the end of August.