1/25/10

Amato Gallery of Artists Gala Opening



I've got a BIG project I've been working on that I haven't had time to blog much about. I've been fueled by adrenaline, I'm losing sleep over it, but my energy is VERY high and hopeful. In my post on Jan 19th, I mentioned a gallery space that I found in my community. So far, I've spoken to 10 incredible artists to come in on the opportunity and together we are hosting our first Gala Opening. The Gala event is Feb 12th, and we will have wine tasting, fine art, floral work, and fine chocolate....the perfect stop for the guys on Valentines Day.

Many changes have already been put into place to help the business owner convert the space. New lights, new paint, a hanging system is in place, new sculpture and ceramics are in place and also some paintings adorn the walls. We have all had a hand in the improvements, even helping to pay for them. I've been looking for fine artists whose work conveys "Oregon" or has a representational flair to it. There is still room for more artists as the space improves, and older existing product gets sold. Our city really needs something like this, and we are all very encouraged by it. Click on this link to an open invitation on Facebook. Hope to see you there!

Artists to date:

Beth O'Mahony
John Wisener

7 comments:

Michael Orwick, Orwick Arts said...

Cool, can i post this on myblog?

B Boylan said...

Most certainly!

Celeste Bergin said...

Congratulations on the Amato, Brenda--I can't wait to see what you've "done with the place"!--something tells me that it is going to be GREAT!---has everything to do with you being at the helm!

B Boylan said...

Thanks SOOOO much, Celeste! Sometimes I doubt myself as we all do at times, and it is sure glad you have confidence in me Celeste! Hoping it all works out great. Many personalities, many talents, many helpers, one place!

B Boylan said...

Thanks SOOOO much, Celeste! Sometimes I doubt myself as we all do at times, and it is sure glad you have confidence in me Celeste! Hoping it all works out great. Many personalities, many talents, many helpers, one place!

B Boylan said...
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loriann said...

What a wonderful thing! Congratulations! L