Sarah unwraps her artwork.
The first task once we got access to the gallery at 6:00 Sunday evening was to set up tables to work from.
We laid sheets on the floor along all of the walls we were planning to hang on.
We did a check to see if it would all fit in the space.
While Sarah and I did a rough hang of the work Ron sorted out all of the hanging cables and placed what was needed above each work.
While Ron and I got each artwork leveled, at the right height and spaced from its neighbour, Sarah set up different colour centers.
Here are the Fabric Colour Cards in their individual racks on rotating stands. We are selling individual cards and have complete sets of 24 cards packaged up as well.
On the wall is one of each colour card mounted in a frame by our fabulous framer Jane Conner in the Mat Shop. She framed all of the works in the exhibition and gave us lots of good advice along the way.
Another colour centre is in a quieter space in the back alcove of the gallery. I made 24 little colour books and am asking people to pick any book and write in it how they feel about the colour.
Another colour centre has 36 colour books set up in racks.
Sarah is going through a book with Isobel Jones, an early visitor to the exhibition the morning it opened.
I’ll show a better shot of this centre in a later post.
Sarah has chosen not to sell her original works at this stage but has made prints and cards of individual works to sell.
Speaking of selling – here is Ron programming my Square in preparation for sales.
We worked until after 10 last night and were back in the gallery early this morning to do all of the remaining tasks before officially opening. The gallery committee support person, Dale MacEwan, was in the gallery last night and first thing this morning to explain all the gallery systems to us. Thank you, Dale, for all of your support.
The gallery is open. The exhibition is on!