Saturday, December 19, 2009

A Possible Solution
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Thanks for all your suggestions about what to do about making new work. I decided to try and join a co-op gallery in an arty neighborhood in Chattanooga. I filled out the membership application and made a cd of examples of my work and sent it off. Jurying is in January, and having been in this gallery several times, I know of only one other fiber artist, so hopefully membership will be granted to me.
One has to work at this gallery twice a month, which is fine with me, since it will be fun to see what works, what sells, and to meet new people. And I don't have to make anything new immediately, as I have about 83 pieces on hand to submit. I like this because I have sworn to avoid stress in any amount. We'll just have to see what happens.

7 comments:

  1. Good luck to you. Your work is so beautiful.

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  2. Good for you. Our "family" of artists at the Licking County Arts Gallery in Newark, Ohio is like a coop. Many of us volunteer when we can and we all sell work here. It's wonderful to be surrounded by other artists who see value in my work. Wishing you well!!!

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  3. This sounds like a great opportunity for you. I wish you the best in your new endeavor - have fun!

    Kristin F. in SC

    P.S. I wish I could afford to buy a piece from you. Maybe someday...

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  4. Ooh! That's a neat looking gallery...and I'll be you'll love working there if it's only 2x a month...and heck, if it's slow, you can always knit... ;-)

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  5. Just took the Tour of the co-op and viewed current artists' work.
    Melody, your work would definitely get my vote. Sending good thoughts your direction.

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  6. Anonymous9:59 AM

    Melody,
    This is one of my favorite galleries in North Chatt, and your work would definitely be great there!
    -Connie in Huntsville

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  7. Tammy V.12:51 PM

    Are you going to sell any circus socks? Would love to purchase a pair of circus socks !!! Best of luck - Tammy in Memphis

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