I mentioned in May 2016 that some of my car details photos had been accepted for exhibit at Sweetwaters Cafe on Liberty in Ann Arbor, and it actually happened. The organizer, landscape artist Ruth Krzyzowski, of the Ann Arbor Women Artists, was super helpful in making the process run smoothly. Among other things, AAWA handles art exhibits at many local coffeehouses and other locations, so glad I’m a member, feel much more part of the local art community.
After we got the photos up I remarked to Jon that they looked like the work of a “real” photographer, and of course he reminded me that I AM a real photographer.
… so pleased with how they looked. No sales, but felt good to have them out and being enjoyed by others, and it does make me feel like a real photographer :)
Thanks again to the Ann Arbor Women Artists group for their support of local artists – and yes, men can be members too.
So I mentioned back in August that I had become a member of the Ann Arbor Women Artists, who organize many of the art exhibits in coffeehouses around town. I was thrilled to learn in March they accepted 11 photos from the Car Details series to be displayed at Sweetwaters Cafe on Liberty in Ann Arbor for two months in March/April 2017. After all those years of admiring artists’ work at the local coffeehouses I’m so excited that I will have my own exhibit! It took me a while to have the confidence in my work to a) ask to become a member, and b) Apply for consideration for an exhibit, but I’m so glad that I kept at it…
Very excited, last week I sold my first framed photograph! One of my colleagues had seen the photo at the Car Details exhibit and loved it, and he and his wife asked about it at a departmental event we were all at. I happened to still have the photos in my van from the exhibit…
Yes, I’ve been carrying them in the back of my van all this time, not sure where to put them at home, but hey, it was all for the best, because they bought it that night. for their vacation condo. I’m thrilled, my first sale of a framed photograph! I was all sorts of giggly when I deposited the money to my Susan Montgomery Photos account at the Credit Union… Exciting to think that it will be on someone’s wall…
If you’re curious, this is the photo that sold:
… as always, best wishes to you on your photography adventures…
I’m so excited, I’m going to have my first solo photo exhibit! In addition to stock photography I love to take photos of car details, and the University of Michigan has accepted a set of 12 photos for an exhibit “It’s all in the details: Car design,” to take place on North Campus in November.
I got the photos printed through online service AdoramaPix, and framing through Michael’s framing here in town. The framing manager there, Ryan, has been tremendously supportive of my photo endeavors, so I’m happy to do business with them. I looked up local places but it just didn’t work out.
The exhibit folks offered to have a reception. At first I was thinking I wouldn’t have a reception, as I really don’t like to have attention called to myself, but my artist friend Shonda Bottke insisted I had to have one, so I agreed.
What advice do you have for me as I prepare for this first exhibit and the reception? I’d love to hear from you, thanks!
October 19th addendum – Some details figured out. Exhibit will take place November 16 – December 13, Pierpont Commons piano room, 2101 Bonisteel Blvd, here in Ann Arbor. I can’t wait… :)