Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Hilton Gallery Show

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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.
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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 1:
gallery room 1

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
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Here are my other three pieces I had in the show: Lake Superior Shore, Quiet Harriet, and Boat Garages:
my work

And then room 3 had some bigger pieces, a cash bar, as well as live music on Saturday evening:
gallery room 3

We also had unframed pieces for sale by the enterance in the hallway:
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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 :-)
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Happy Summer!

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