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napier
03-02-2013, 08:48 PM
Taking place over the next two weeks in the Hastings Community Art Gallery in Hawke's Bay New Zealand from 5th-16th March.

https://www.facebook.com/ArtStudioOfDonWilkie

Brayzen
03-02-2013, 09:49 PM
Good luck with the show Don!! First time is always special ... :thumbsup: Make sure you take lots of photos at the opening (or get someone to do that for you)!!

Chas McHugh
03-03-2013, 04:01 AM
Good Luck with your exhibition; the first one is an important milestone. Remember that conversation and a good supply of business cards are as important as the paintings as often the exhibition is more a foundation for follow-on commissions rather then a sales outlet today. (Unless you have greetings cards and prints in support)

vegaskip
03-03-2013, 04:17 AM
Good luck, and lets hope it's the first of many
Jim

napier
03-03-2013, 05:32 AM
Taking place over the next two weeks in the Hastings Community Art Gallery in Hawke's Bay New Zealand from 5th-16th March.

https://www.facebook.com/ArtStudioOfDonWilkie

address should be to have a look

http://www.facebook.com/ArtStudioOfDonWilkie

napier
03-04-2013, 05:14 AM
well that was an amazing experience have an opening for ones paintings. I had about 100 people turn up including the CEO of the Hawke's Bay Art Gallery (the main Gallery in HB).
Also turning up were ww2 veterans from RNZAF. One of the paintings was the Max Collett paint which he lent me the painting of his spitfire "Waipawa Special" which he showed off and talked about with tears running down his checks, he was so proud that I had done an A4 sheet with the painting giving his history of his time during the war.
Things I learned have some else taking photos as I did not take any during the evening. I was to busy talking to people and answering questions. Didn't even get a chance to drink much wine myself.
I got two commissions from the evening but so far no sales. In saying that the whole venture was to get exposure and my name out there. I have the local news paper doing a piece which they are putting in on Wednesday about my exhibition so that helps with the exposure and may be they took some photos I can get.
Well thats about it as a report back to everyone the exhibition runs for two weeks so you never know what may come out of it but I am one very happy person to night. :clap: :)

Shamrock15
03-04-2013, 06:10 AM
Great stuff! Hope the two weeks is successful as well.

Chas McHugh
03-04-2013, 05:23 PM
In saying that the whole venture was to get exposure and my name out there.

You are selling what you wanted to paint and a commission is what the customer wants to buy. A commission is also indicative of quality or standard of work appreciation. I would not let a lack of sales get you down as success is measured in different ways.

http://www.finearttips.com/2013/03/a-marketing-advantage-talking-to-strangers/

napier
03-05-2013, 09:07 PM
This was in the local paper this morning

http://imageshack.us/a/img5/8743/img30613520001w.jpg

ColesAircraft
03-06-2013, 07:29 AM
Wonderful accomplishment!

faminz
03-07-2013, 12:26 AM
Well done Don... I'm tempted to try and emulate you at the local gallery here now! Lol...

Bergere
03-07-2013, 07:45 AM
Way Cool!

Gray539
03-08-2013, 12:51 PM
Congratulations, Don. Looks like a great exhibit.