View Full Version : My First Show

07-09-2007, 12:23 AM
Well this is it! The darn camera is not working well so I only got one side of the room (got tired of tapping the camera on the table and restarting it!!) I will ask my friend to take a couple better shots and add them later. This is in a specialty coffee house, not nearly as nice as Elaine's new show but then the artwork is no where near as impressive either!! I am terribly excited though as I have never shown before and only have a few pieces in another gallery. This coffee house is well attended by the local business people and art lovers so I am keeping my fingers crossed that I make at least one sale!!
I am hoping the manager will reposition the lights for me but he has been out of the country for a couple weeks, and the staff are not sure if they should.
I was so nervous, I almost canceled. But a few people gave me that extra nudge that I needed and thanks to all of you who were so supportive!!

07-09-2007, 01:02 AM
Congrats on your show. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for sales. Good luck.

07-09-2007, 01:23 AM
Very nice. You might think of taking a photo of each individual piece and then making a slide show of your work for all to see. My wife did that at my show and it was great. For folks that couldn't come the slide show was quite a consolation prize for them they said. I hope they enjoyed it and I think they would be impressed with your work. Thanks for sharing!

mrs willow
07-09-2007, 03:10 AM
Congratulations on your first show Sue! We will all be keeping our fingers crossed for you to get plenty of sales.

Café LoLa
07-09-2007, 03:12 AM
Stop it. Just stop it now. Banish all negative thoughts. It's fantastic!

07-09-2007, 03:21 AM
Sue a huge congratulations from me, you have every right to be excited and proud!!

Your artwork look absolutely wonderful and very professional all hanging up there..

How long are they hanging??


07-09-2007, 03:43 AM

Margaret 59
07-09-2007, 06:23 AM
All the best with the show Sue and hope you sell well!

07-09-2007, 07:06 AM
Hi Sue!

What a great place for a first showing! Your work looks good up there...I recognize some of your beautiful pieces :) How long do the paintings get to be there? Looking forward to more pictures too. Good for you that you didn't back out at the last minute. :D


ps: I'm sending positive vibes to promote multiple sales ~~~~~*~~~~~~*~~~~~~*~~~~~$$$$$$ :clap: :clap: :clap:

07-09-2007, 07:23 AM
A show is a show regardless of where its at and the 1st is always special. It sounds like you have a prime location with lots of traffic, congratulations and best of luck

07-09-2007, 07:31 AM
Super Sue! Looks really nice, you should be very proud of yourself, you've accomplished so much. Thanks for sharing with us.

07-09-2007, 08:13 AM
Well done Sue, that first time is nerve wracking! Fingers crossed for a sale.

07-09-2007, 08:22 AM
How exciting for you!! This is wonderful. I'll keep my fingers crossed for some nice sales! Have your nerves settled down by now??

07-09-2007, 09:53 AM
Congratulations Sue!! It looks great!!

07-09-2007, 09:55 AM
Congratulations Sue and best wishes for the show.

07-09-2007, 10:40 AM
Thanks for the kind words everyone, I am blown away by all your support. The show will be for the entire month of July. I was thinking about changing some of the pieces in the middle of the month just for variety sake. I am over the initial nervousness now but am still thrilled to bits that people are interested in my pictures.

Charlie's Mum
07-09-2007, 11:44 AM
Well done Sue - looks good and hope you get lots of sales :D

Do you keep popping in for a coffee? :D

07-09-2007, 12:19 PM
Your paintings look so good hanging on the gallery wall. I'm doing a happy dance for you and hope your show is a huge success! :D

07-09-2007, 12:44 PM
Sue that's beaut, In your place I would need sedation. Tell us how it's going. Well of course people are interested in your work.

07-09-2007, 03:41 PM
WOW Great going Sue. Congrats on your first showing and I hope you'll have great success. It looks great!
I know it might be difficult but don't be discouraged if sales are not what you hope for, take the learning process and any feedback with you as your reward because that certainly will help you in your next show and also in your growth as an artist. Good luck.

07-09-2007, 04:02 PM
Looks great, I am happy for you. Jan

07-09-2007, 06:03 PM
i just found this thread and want to extend my congrats too !! ... hope you make a lot of sales ... your work looks wonderful on those walls !!

07-09-2007, 06:31 PM
Congrats on your first show, Sue! How exciting! :D

Lady Carol
07-09-2007, 06:56 PM
Sue, congratulations. Beautiful selections from a very talented artist. I hope they all sell.

07-09-2007, 08:03 PM
Congratulations and best of luck! The show looks great

07-09-2007, 08:11 PM
Superb- can't wait to hear how you do!


07-09-2007, 08:30 PM
good work make sure you send press releases or make sure the gallery already did it on your behalf to area newspapers, tv stations, art groups, senior homes, etc.

07-10-2007, 07:22 PM
Thanks so much everyone for all your support and tips. I really appreciate your comments. I will keep you posted on the results.

07-10-2007, 07:37 PM
Bit late I know ,but I,m rooting for you Sue ! I hope you sell many but it is really good to sell even one .I hate taking them all down if I dont get a bite
(like in our doctors the other week) Still youve got a lot more up and it looks like a smashing venue.


07-11-2007, 07:35 PM
Congratulations, Sue, it looks good. Best of luck in sales. I hope you can get more pictures to post.

07-12-2007, 02:14 AM
woohoo..Sue..congrats. this awesome..your painting look great! It is a real thrill having a show! I am so happy for you :)

07-14-2007, 01:32 AM
Thanks Wilt, Lilith and Lisa. I really appreciate your support.

Bob Rooney
07-14-2007, 03:23 AM
Congratulations and best of luck on your show.

07-15-2007, 04:02 AM
Thanks Bob!

07-15-2007, 02:08 PM
Contratulations on the show! It looks great!

07-15-2007, 11:36 PM
Thanks very much Madelaine.

07-16-2007, 04:50 PM
Bravo and congratulations Sue!! You must be very proud, it looks great. All the best!

07-29-2007, 08:22 PM
Thanks so much Lilith! The show has gone very well. This is the last weekend and I will be taking them down. I have had excellent feedback and some requests for commissions which I will think over. I am quite pleased with the entire thing but bummed that I did not get better pictures.

07-30-2007, 12:02 AM
Hi Sue!!!!

Congratulations on your show. Look, every show will have its problems, but don't get frustated, just enjoy the experience and learn from it. Nervous? C'mon girl, take a slow and deep breathe... that's all it takes to have things under control, including your nerves!!!

Be well.

07-30-2007, 01:12 AM
Wow Sue, that's great. Your paintings look wonderful hanging on the wall. Congratulations. We're all proud of you!

07-31-2007, 03:39 PM
Thanks Ralph and Brian for your support and encouragement. It is much appreciated.