View Full Version : a big step...

04-19-2002, 12:16 AM
hi all...

not sure if this sounds like it means much, but for me...it is HUGE. i have a consultant/agent here in los angeles that recently took me on (since my move back here). she is a big name in the art scene here in LA, and i had to submit my work for her to consider consulting.

what is a consultant you ask...well, she basically grooms me for the art world. she picks and chooses my work, critiques it, gives me direction when i am flayling along, etc. she is like a professional art mom who weilds alot of power in the LA scene.

to give you an idea of her standing here in LA, she is on the board of the County Museum (LACMA), MOCA/geffen contemporary, the getty, sits on juries here and is currently guest currating the warhol show that is coming up at MOCA. not to mention that she used to own one of the hottest galleries here.

anyway, needless to say, when she speaks...i listen.

recently, she put me in her exclusive LA group!!! she adds someone new to this group every 2 years, and this time around i am it! what that means is that she is pushing me with these 8 others as representation of her little art darlings. sounds strange, but lets put it this way.

last night was my first meeting attended where i met the other artists that she is grooming. i had to bring some work with me for all to talk about, and to introduce myself with. one of the guest members that helps run the group is an art critic for Art in America , besides being a freelance art critic for various other publications. he critiqued my work for me one on one, talked about my work's impact, etc. i was also critiqued by the other artists...lets put it this way, i am the only member of this group that doesn't have a studio assistant! some have 3!

i am floored, excited, scared, elated, intimidated, surprised, you name it...my heart is pumping these days.

anyway, thanks for listening, i know it doesn't sound like much...but here in LA, i was just invited to play with the big boys and girls, whew!

it is a step that is necessary here for anything of substance to happen to you, otherwise you get lost in a quagmire of juried group shows, until you are discovered. i just got to skip that step coming back to LA. WOW!

thanks for listening, i just needed to express my excitement.

Rose Queen
04-19-2002, 12:19 AM
Congrats, Neighbor!

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04-19-2002, 12:26 AM
hey rose queen...

my consultant was invited to sit on the board of the new museum in pasadena, i think it is called...Pasadena Art Museum of California Artists (?), i forget the name, as its a long one, but it is basically privately owned...have you heard about it? its brand new...??? from what i understand, they are making some BIG plans!

also, the armory that opened in pasadena! exciting all that is happeneing there.

neighbor is right...since i'm in your city everyday, we are looking into purchasing a house there. soon we'll be, REAL neighbors!

anyway, thanks for the congrats.


Rose Queen
04-19-2002, 12:44 AM
There was an article in the LA Times a couple weeks ago about the new Pasadena museum; very interesting. The main benefactors had the building designed so they could live on the top floor, which will be turned into gallery space at some point (as will the underground parking when more parking is built nearby). I didn't save the article, but look here: http://www.calendarlive.com/top/1,1419,L-LATimes-Search-X!ArticleDetail-55741,00.html

Let me know if you find a house in Pasadena and I'll send 'round the welcome wagon!

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Nancy Lee
04-19-2002, 02:16 PM
Wow! :clap:

What do you mean "I know it doesn't sound like much."???? It sound like the most wonderful thing. :clap: :clap:

I can understand all your emotions...... the adrenolin rush. Have you started crying yet?

This is great news, congratulations.:clap:


04-20-2002, 05:01 PM
That is terrific news! I am close enough to see your work, I'm in Santa Clarita. Pleas keep us posted on what's going on.

04-20-2002, 10:16 PM
thanks heather and nancy!

whew, the dust has settled, and now all i see is all the work i have to do...lol.

isn't that great about life, it just keeps going...;)

nancy...no tears, but lots of staring blankly at the wall...i think they call that shock.

heather...i'll definitely let you know when something is happening, thanks for asking.


04-22-2002, 10:50 AM
um, I'm like your best friend, right? Can I buy you a new car or some stock in microsoft or something? Just a friendly gesture of course.

Break a leg, dearie!

04-22-2002, 01:05 PM
congratulations! :clap:

04-22-2002, 06:07 PM

04-23-2002, 08:03 PM
congrats, lori. I'm a neighbor too, so don't forget to let us know in advance of any shows or happenings.

and inkskin, welcome to wc...I live in the mountains just above you, in Green Valley.

04-25-2002, 12:18 PM
What an opportunity Lori!!!! I can't even begin to imagine how you're feeling! Congratulations! Although this is a HUGE break for you i have to say that you didn't get there by sheer luck alone! Your talent and dedication has obviously been recognized. You deserve this! GO GET 'EM! I couldn't be happier for you!

04-26-2002, 02:22 AM
great lori!

04-26-2002, 03:13 PM
yeah baby!
not a surprise (your work earns it)
though certainly a fantastic opportunity-WOW

04-28-2002, 12:41 AM
You go girl!!!!!! WOW!

04-28-2002, 12:42 AM
hey girls...(and coyote too!)

thank you so much for your words of encouragement and congrats. it feels good to be supported by you wonderful bunch of talented people!!!

but hey, why didn't you guys let me know it was so much work...lol. argh...no more leasurely studio time, wow...i never knew how much time i could waste "thinking" in my studio, now i'm on the new studio plan...do, work, do again, work...work, and more work.


anyway...thanks again...lori

05-02-2002, 01:57 PM
Wonderful news, Lori!!!!
:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

05-23-2002, 12:06 PM
Congratulations! Would you please let us know the name of the consultant?