5/2/12

"Passages" Solo Show


This Friday I will reach a goal I've had for some time but never even wrote it down.  If you have been reading my blog for some time now, you know that I am big on writing goals down, but I digress. The big news is, I am having a Solo Show!  

I first met Rip Caswell and his crew through my friend Michael Orwick about two years ago when they were looking for drop-in artists for the gallery.  As time passed and the gallery changed and evolved, we have built a business relationship and I was offered a solo show in May. "Passages" opens this First Friday, May 4th at 5:30 to 9:00 and the show will remain up until June 30th.  There will be a private viewing for my collectors (I guess it's not so private now) by prior invitation to help launch the show earlier this week.

As I delivered my work to the Gallery,  I likened it to turning in a final Senior thesis in college.    What a feeling to have that behind me.  Now for the Gala celebration!  Here are a few photos I took of the work that Gallery Director, Kathy and her crew hung (minus the title cards and a few adjustments).


Caswell Gallery is located at 255 & 253 E. Columbia River Hwy in Troutdale, OR at the gateway of the beautiful Columbia River Gorge.  Conviently located off Hwy 84, Rip displays his beautiful works in this space that does double duty as a sculpting studio and fine art gallery.

 Upon entering into the foyer and looking towards the left wall.


I'll have twenty five pieces (predominately plein air) accompanied by Rips bronze work.

 A few smaller pieces in the alcove.


So, come help me pack the house this Friday evening from 5:30~9:00pm. Caswell's will offer music, wine and a few nibbles and I will be painting a demonstration piece that evening for the more curious.  

Now if that's not enough, I also have two more smaller events this weekend: 

The Northwest Pastel Society's 26th International Show in Tacoma this Saturday, however, I will not be able to make the reception.  :(
Art on Broadway.  Group show "Colors of the Season" Saturday night at 6:00 ~ 9:00pm
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10 comments:

Sergio Lopez said...

Congratulations! It looks like a really nice gallery, and your work seems to look really good in it

Donna T said...

Congratulations Brenda! Your work looks gorgeous on those walls! I hope the show is a success in every way.

Vanessa said...

Congrats Brenda! Can't believe this your first solo show! Looking at your work I think it's been loooong overdue! Hope the openign went well and you meet lots of new faces :)

B Boylan said...

Thanks Sergio! The gallery is really nice and has a base of returning customers. I'm thrilled to have my work represented there. It's close to Hood River...well about 35 mins away.

Hi Donna, I had a lot of visitors come by at the First Friday Art walk opening. It was so nice to have the support of artists as well as clients.

Hi Vanessa, Well, I do consider this to be my first "real" solo show because this is a substantial gallery. The presentation is beautiful and they sure do treat the artists well. I met many new folks at the Gala last night and have to get all the pictures my friends took so I can post them to Facebook. I am beginning to feel all the hard work (fatigue) but I still have two more to go this weekend (group shows) in the area. A lot going on in Portland! Whew!

Casey Klahn said...

Congratulations and best wishes!

B Boylan said...

Thanks Casey!

Carrie H. said...

Must feel like a week of jet lag after a big show! Looks great!

B Boylan said...

Yup, it sure did! I'm back in full force now and ready for great weather!

loriann signori said...

The show looks wonderful Brenda! Best wishes with sales!

B Boylan said...

Thanks Loriann!