Opening Night

Opening Night.  For an artist, having an opening is like having a baby, where you conceive the plan, put a date on your calendar, and then spend months preparing for the big event, telling everyone you know, fighting off nerves and excitement, feelings of doubt and confidence, counting down the final days until it’s finally here.  The difference is that YOU are the doctor delivering the baby!

Tonight’s opening at Brendan’s 101 in Rowayton was a pleasant surprise.  You never know what to expect, whether you’ll have 3 guests or 103! I have found that a successful event isn’t all about how many people show up or how many paintings are sold, (well okay, I do love the red dots!), but more about what it means for the future.  A new collector, your next commission, a designer who wants to promote your work, an offer for the next venue…. if quality people come and enjoy the time they spend with you and your art, and if there are seeds planted for future work, that means success to me!

“Surfaci  ng”    Oil on Belgian linen   2014

Oil on Belgian linen

So my opening at Brendan’s was all of the above, about 33 quality people, a few red dots, interested designers, new collectors and a future venue on my horizon.  THANK YOU to all of the wonderful friends who made the show a success, by talking it up, bringing yummy food and wine, helping hang the art and especially for being there for me, yay us!  A special thanks to my fabulous business coach, Cindy Cornell for keeping the fire under my feet.  Now, back to work in my studio and planning the next baby.

By the way, my show is up until December 17, 2014, so if you are able to, go stop by 101 Rowayton Avenue in Rowaton, Connecticut and take a look.  Give me a quick note to let me know what piece you like best and I have a little surprise gift to send you.

Annie at Installation

Annie at Installation