Tonight was the artists' reception at the Works On Paper show at Northampton Center for the Arts. It was my first time being an artist at a reception and I wasn't sure how I'd like it, since I'm only sporadically sociable. Luckily, I was in a sociable mood tonight. Plus the fact, it's pretty easy to talk about something you're passionate about, so I had a wonderful time.
When I walked into the gallery, I was thrilled to discover that my Locusts In Babylon print had been awarded the second place prize! What a nice boost after a year spent collecting a half-inch pile of rejection letters from juried shows. Here are some pictures from the show.
The reception was very well attended.
I brought the 8 blocks used in making the print, which was a great thing to do - a good ice breaker as well as helping people understand the process. Lots of people really spent some time with the blocks.
Here I am with my friends Deborah and Alan. I was deeply touched when Alan, who spends most of his time these days in a wheelchair, stood up to look more closely at the print.
Thanks for the standing ovation, Alan! Next time I'll ask them to hang the work a bit lower.