Sunday, June 5, 2011

One More From the Foggy Forest... and Some News.

The third, and probably the last one from this series, at least for now.  Somehow I'm picturing this set of images as large, contemporary stretched-canvas prints, probably soon to be seen on the walls of my new gallery.  Which bring us to the "some news" part...
Ever since we moved here from the city a year ago, it has been a goal to have my own permanent space to show and sell in. (Setting up outdoors at art shows is fun, but LOTS of work and hard to do consistently, while showing in a large gallery among dozens of other artists is less than ideal for sales.)  I didn't want to do this right away last year, because I knew we needed some time to get resettled and there was lots of other work to do on the house, etc., but this spring, the right space, at the right price just kind of popped up. Also, I was lucky enough to find a motivated and talented partner (a sculptor-who only needs floor space, as opposed to my needing only wall space, so that's perfect) to help out and share the expense. It's a fairly small space for now until we see how it goes, but there are neighboring spaces that will be available in the future for expansion if we can make it work. Selling artwork even in the best of times is tricky and with the economy still shaky, there are no guarantees of success, but I am excited to give it a try anyway. Idyllwild is known as a destination for it's galleries and art... and with the busy summer tourist season coming, we should be able to do o.k.
I'll be tied up with planning and setup for the next few weeks, (we want to open for the July 4 weekend), so I may not be posting any new work for a while (probably not SHOOTING any new work for a while either:), but I'll try to keep the blog updated with our progress on this new project.  Stay tuned:) 

12 comments:

Chrissy said...

I really hope it works out for you...it would be great and it sounds like a good match. I know that feeling about selling artwork, I have had some small successes too recently and am getting some tentative moves towards some more permanent outlets...I guess I have to see how it develops. However, I feel quite excited on your behalf, art/photography in the flesh is always a good thing...so go for it Alan. Your work is always wonderful...you deserve to make it. Oh, and I love the misty forest pics :)

Gaelyn said...

Congrats for getting out of the fog and into a gallery. Sounds like a good combination. Hope to see pics of this new process.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

The final of 3 fog images is just as superb!
Best of good wishes for your new endeavor.
We have done this in the past with my husby's watercolours and my photographs and it went well for about 3 1/2 years and then stale for 2, but it was great fun, meeting people from all around~ Enjoy~

Toodles said...

Go for it!

What will you lose?

Le gach dea ghui is beanacht!

(With every good wish and blessing)

Patrick said...

Congrats Mark and i wish you the best !

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Light and Voices said...

I really, really, really, really like this one the best of the series so far; but couldn't tell you why. I adore fog shots.
Joyce M

RW said...

nice shot. the foggy scene look stunning

Mary Joy said...

That photo reminded me of the place where I grew up. It's a country farm which usually a lot of fogs every morning. I miss it.

Beautifully captured.

Mary Joy from Electric Bass Guitar

adiloose said...

this is just gorgeous.love the mood and colors.i have failed so far to make a nice foggy pic :)...nice work!

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