Monday, February 23, 2009

The Opening


Saturday night's opening was a success! There was a great crowd who came. I was surprised at how vibrant my art was on the walls of the gallery. I had a lot of fun, met a lot of wonderful new people, and even enjoyed some sales. What more can an artist ask for? My girlfriends and I went out for sushi before the opening, to celebrate. They stayed with me through the entire opening, which lasted until ten o'clock, and I can't tell you how much it meant to me to have their support. I am so fortunate. Here is a photo of the three of us, in the gallery.



I took some photos of the gallery, before people started to show up. Once guests started to arrive, I forgot to take more photos. At one point, the gallery was so crowded you couldn't really move. It's a small space, but still, it was nice to see it filled up.


Thank you to all of you who came. I am grateful to you, for your support. Most of all, a big thanks goes out to the owner of True World Gallery, for giving me such a wonderful showing of my new art! Thanks, Bonnie! Here she is with her husband, George, and the gentleman who bought the first piece. Yay!!!!

14 comments:

High Desert Diva said...

It is nice to see your pieces framed and arranged in a grouping. They make a very powerful statement. You should be very proud.

Congrats on the successful exhibit, and the support of wonderful friends.

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi karina!
oh i am so excited for you! i am so glad you had such a wonderful opening and that was only the first night!
xoxoxo
melissa

pRiyA said...

yay karine!look at you!! your work looks super!!! it must feel such a great sense of achievement and fullfillment for you. congrats!

(oooo...look at all the exclamation marks, but i can't help myself, its your exhibition!!!!)

Guzzisue said...

I want to say the same as High Desert Dive, good to see your paintings in this setting, congratulations on your exhibition

Patricia said...

Karine, your work looks truly beautiful in this setting, congratulations!!
You're lucky to have such great friends, too.
I'm truly happy for you-

bindu said...

Your pieces look great on the wall. Congratulations!

Carla Sonheim said...

Your show looks WONDERFUL!! Congratulations!!

lee said...

Congratulations on your show and your sales. Who wouldnt want to buy your fabulous art.....It is vibrant against those white walls, and beautiful of course.

Nancy and the fatties said...

Congratulations Karine! well deserved, you worked hard for this and it really shows. The display is professional and really attractive. I am so lucky to have one of your gorgeous originals!

coloredsock said...

congratulations, Karine! the show looks GREAT. so happy for you.

Anke said...

Oh Karine, this is such an awesome news!!!! Congratulations!!!! Fingers crossed there will be some more sales! And you are right you are really lucky you have such great friends! I guess on occasions like that you can find out who are your true supporting friends and who not envy what you have built up. That's my experience so far having my own business. So enjoy it all the way and many more fun times together!!!!! So happy for you, smiles, Anke ;)

Peggi Habets said...

Congratulations, Karine. Looks like a beautiful show. Your pieces look amazing on the white walls.

kate smudges said...

Your paintings look fabulous, Karine! I'm glad there are pictures to see ~ the opening sounds as if it was a wonderful success. That is great ~ I am so happy to hear this. Thank goodness for wonderful and supportivefriends!

Anonymous said...

Hi Karine,
My husband and I stopped by on Sunday, March 8, 2009 and saw your show. Loved all your monotypes, they are so beautiful, colorful and yet simple. Bought one of your small lizard cards and the larger monotype lizard -- Would love to see your acrylics and oils at some point.
dstein@steingroup.net