Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Hilton Gallery Show
I spent this weekend working with my fellow TCPGers (Twin Cities Photography Group) at our first independently ran Photography Gallery!
Since I was part of the admin team, I was pretty involved behind the scenes along with 5 other gals. I worked it Friday night, setting up and checking artwork in.
Saturday I was there from about 2pm til 10:30 and again on Sunday from 11ish to about 7:30, checking out work. It made for a long weekend, but fun to be out and about, and helping out a great group! We had three rooms at the Hilton Garden Inn, in downtown Minneapolis.
Room 2; my work was in this room. If you look to the left you can see my two pictures: Mississippi River Bridge and Harriet Sunrise
Here are my other three pieces I had in the show: Lake Superior Shore, Quiet Harriet, and Boat Garages:
And then room 3 had some bigger pieces, a cash bar, as well as live music on Saturday evening:
We also had unframed pieces for sale by the enterance in the hallway:
If you look closely you can see my 5x7 boat garages kind of sticking out in that first basket.
I was a little discouraged when we were closing down and checking out inventory that I didn't sale anything all weekend, until a fellow photographer came to check out her work and also wanted to purchase one of my prints!!!! She bought the 8x10 matted print of the Boat Garages :-) that made my weekend! As a group we did sell a total of 53 items and sole over $1000. 20% of that is going to a program TCPG is starting this fall called F/10, which is a 2 year after school photography class for inner city kids, I believe starting their freshman year of high school.
Overall it was a great time and I'm excited for our next gallery. We learned a lot :-)