Tonight was the opening of the Student Art show, and the BFA show. I had two pieces in the show, both of which won an award! I got an honorable mention in Printmaking for one of my prints, and I received first place for my book, When It Rains It Pours. I was so surprised! I never win anything! It was a nice reassurance that I am going in the right direction. It was fun to take a breather and talk with people that are normally too busy or rushing off to class.
Amy presented her prints tonight as the completion of her BFA. We had a lot of fun on Wednesday hanging her show. I love things that force you to really pull together... setting up for a party, being stuck in an elevator, Saturday Class (Breakfast Club), jury duty, power outage in a bad storm... hanging a gallery show. We worked for several hours to make sure that everything was in the right place, the right distance apart from each other, and that everything was level. It was a lot of fun. It is also one of those times that you wish you were taller, or as our Professor said, "why don't any of you girls have tall boyfriends?" I replied with, "why don't any of us have boyfriends...?"
Everyone really liked her work, and lots of people are interested in purchasing! That's what we are all about, the Benjamins.... It is just always so nice to have people appreciate your work.
In that lecture I went to last night, the man who spoke Steve Huston, said, "once the art leaves your studio, it is no longer yours, it belongs to the viewer." I really thought about that, as people viewed my work, and Amy's work, and everyone else that was showing, how different any one person can feel about a piece. It was all very interesting... I guess my art work has never been in a situation like this. It was a little hard for me interestingly enough. It actually made me a little emotional...
Altogether though it was a very nice night. Both of my sisters were here which was really nice, and after the show we went to see StarDust in the cheap theatre, which I was happy about. I am excited for tomorrow though as we are going to all of the quilt stores in the greater Rexburg/ Idaho Falls area. I figured it would do me some good to take a little break.
lots and lots and lots of work to get done in the next two weeks. I am sorry if anyone was looking forward to those tutorials, they just got put on the shelf, but I would be happy to do them when I get home if anyone is interested. But I will give you a very very very sneak peek of something tomorrow.