Sunday, October 23, 2016
It's also the time of year where I need to figure out my show schedule. It's just penciling in shows I'm interested in, so I can get time off at my day job ( if needed) and start planning what pictures to send in for the jury. I need to figure out weekends that I already know won't work ( family things) and decide if we want a family vacation or not... and plan around holidays and every one's work schedules.
Last year Jerry and I made the conscious decision to cut shows in half. After much lively discussion, we've decided that again in 2017 to have a smaller schedule. For 2017 I'm aiming for 10-14 . (For comparison, our biggest year was 27 shows) So the shows I pick out to try for -- and there is no guarantee I will get in!- have to be planned out very carefully. Just as carefully as I think about this piece.
It's possible that I won't get in to most of the shows I apply for, then I will be stuck with just a few shows for the year. It's a horrible possibility, but very real. You just never know with juries. In past years I would have back up shows I could apply for later... I don't believe I'll do that. It's so much stress trying to juggle multiple possible shows on the same date.
So I will aim for 10-14 shows, and maybe I'll end up doing 6, who knows?
Friday, October 21, 2016
|Here's the view when you first walk into the gallery!|
I brought in some of my kewlest pieces, including Octy ! I'm hoping to start getting new pieces made up, and as that happens some of them will find their way to the gallery as well... I'll keep you all posted!
So get in, buy yourself a treat and one for someone you love and do it now!!
Five Monkeys is located in Des Moines right off 235, 42nd st exit. Address is 4211 Chamberlain Dr.