Sunday, January 31, 2016

VIVID gallery opening

VIVID gallery opening
2016 started off with a bang for Funnelcloud Studio when one of my paintings was accepted into an art show at a local gallery. While this was not my first gallery show, in the past I've focused on selling art through the Funnelcloud Studio website, Etsy shop, and art markets instead of exhibiting my work in galleries. My goal is to get my work in more galleries in 2016, so it was nice to start the year off with a gallery show.

The show is called VIVID: Abstract Expressions. It is hosted by Falls Church Arts and runs through February 7th at Art Space in Falls Church. The gallery opening was on January 9th and a group of friends (and my mom!) showed up to check out my painting, The Water's Fine #11. The opening night was a lot of fun and the gallery was packed! I was really impressed with the gallery space and the quality of the other pieces on display and I was shocked at how many people came to check out the art. This made taking pictures difficult, so I gave up on photography and enjoyed my wine and the company of my friends instead.
VIVID gallery opening
I had a really good time and was flattered that so many friends came out to support my work. I also had no idea there were so many talented artists in my town and it was fun to feel encouraged about the art scene in Falls Church. My painting is currently available for purchase through the gallery, or you can shop other paintings from The Water's Fine series on my website.

Here are a few pics from opening night:
VIVID gallery opening
VIVID gallery opening
VIVID gallery opening
VIVID gallery opening
VIVID gallery opening
VIVID gallery opening
VIVID gallery opening
VIVID gallery opening
My painting looked surprisingly small when hung on the gallery walls, so I'm looking forward to going bigger in 2016 and hopefully being able to exhibit my work in more galleries this year. Check out my Upcoming Shows page to see where Funnelcloud Studio will be exhibiting next!

2 comments:

little green field book said...

This is so cool! I love large abstracts, like the kind that take up an entire wall, though I imagine they harder to sell online. Maybe you can do a grid -- a piece that fits together as one large piece but breaks down into smaller squares?

Or maybe just do a series on falcons. Because falcons are so interesting.

little green field book said...

dammit I meant hawks. What is wrong with me?

*rocks self in corner*