Art Show Success!

l-to-r: Natalie Walser, Christina Bosco, Dean Johnson and Terrie Byrne

l-to-r: Natalie Walser, Christina Bosco, Dean Johnson and Terrie Byrne

Art of the Solstice was a major success today!  We had a good turnout of art lovers and supporters, and many of them walked out with new artwork.  It’s gratifying enough to see the work we labor on in solitude being “born” into a public context, but it’s even more fulfilling to watch our babies find the right home.

I personally sold three cut-out pieces, a giclée print from our September gallery party, and one t-shirt.  Jerry put five of his handmade rosaries up for sale, and four of them sold.  The other artists experienced similar fortune.  We’re all so grateful for the support….

My set-up at Art of Solstice

 

SOLD

SOLD

Child Christ 1 for sale

SOLD

SOLD

Virgin of Guadalupe for sale

SOLD

SOLD

Sacred Heart for saleChild Christ 2 for sale

 

Jerry and Dean at Art of Solstice

 

Jerry Sacher

Jerry Sacher

Believe it or not, rosary-making is just one of Jerry’s talents.  He is a full-time author of romance novels, including The Saint of San Francisco, The Rosary and the Badge and Noble’s Savior.  Jerry’s website is here.

Jerry's rosaries for sale

Natalie Walser

Natalie Walser

Natalie specializes in depicting the facades of buildings.  She manages to find as much character in them as any human subject.  Her explorations include pen and ink drawings and the mobiles you see hanging from the wall.  Click here to view Natalie’s website.

Christina Bosco

Christina Bosco

Christina does so naturally what many of us struggle to do: imbue the human form with a graceful originality.  I would compare elements of her style to Modigliani or Schiele, but that would not give due credit to Christina’s own unique voice.  You may view her website here.

Terrie Byrne

Terrie Byrne

Terrie is a highly skilled artisan.  She works well with many mediums, but her favorite is oil paint.  Over the last couple of years, she has made a study of painting everyday objects up close.  She finds subtleties of color and beauty that most of us fail to see in things like cups, fruit and fabric.

I would be remiss if I did not thank ChiPRC for granting us the opportunity to craft this event.  It was the perfect space for us — easy to set up, easy to accommodate the flow of guests, and easy to clean up.  Thank you, ChiPRC!

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2 thoughts on “Art Show Success!

  1. Huge congrats on a successful show Dean, I’m so pleased to hear you all had a good time, had lots of people come by and that you got such positive feedback and some sales! I can see all the hard work that went into the day and it must feel good that it all paid off, well done all, your work looks fantastic there :-)

    • Thank you, Phil! We definitely learned a lot about how to pull off this kind of event. Whenever we do another one, it will be easy to just go down the checklist and get everything back in place. As far as the artwork goes, I’m taking a short breather before starting a new series of cut-outs….

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