In May I attended a mixer match for artists and gallery professionals. The event was put on by the wonderful local I Heart Art group. I have attended several of their workshops and now two mixer matches, and I can say that this organization does a great job of working with artists and providing us access to information and opportunities. I was very excited with the results I got from this mixer match. My dolls got great feedback, and four galleries were very interested in having them at their venue.
The first new venue I've placed the dolls in is the Bush Barn Gallery in Salem. I was thrilled when I walked into this space. Spacious and inviting, it calls the visitor inward with light, color, and the beautiful artwork displayed. I immediately got the sense that this would be a good place for my dolls. The gallery representative, Tatyana, also strongly encouraged me to submit a proposal to do a show at the gallery. Seeing the three show spaces they have, I began dreaming up the different kinds of work that could be displayed in each space. I am excited for my future!
Until then, here are some new dolls along with a few old favorites, that I took with me to Salem.