This past Friday I took some paintings to Groff Memorial Library & Museum in Grayville Illinois for a summer painting exhibit.
I wasn’t sure what to expect, as I knew it was a small town. But as I arrived and walked in I was totally impressed with the small library. They are having a themed summer reading program called “Reading by Design” and are featuring artwork by some area artists. The director, Kathleen Rister, was extremely friendly and nice. It was a pleasure to work with her.
If you happen to be in the area and would like to see my paintings up close and more privately than at an art show, this would be a nice opportunity. The paintings I’m exhibiting are shown below. As of now, all of these paintings are still available for purchase.
My paintings will be up from today (July 14th) until July 29th, 2017 during normal library hours.
I snapped this shot of my painting exhibit after I set everything up.
While I was there, I noticed another exhibit there for the same duration as mine and realized it was the work of a friend of mine, Ben Labudde. See his work below and here for better photos of it from the last Christmas Show.
Things have been pretty slow this summer art wise. But I’m back on the clock for upcoming shows and new paintings will be coming out of my studio soon (there better be at least!).
Just out of curiosity, have you ever gone to see an art exhibit in a library? If so, has it ever led you to add a piece to your art collection from the exhibit? I have another offer and I’m wondering how productive they are or if they’re more just filler for the libraries. Of course, I am flattered to be asked for for my paintings to be part of the exhibit.
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