Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Art World--Ready or Not!?!

Well, I've decided to poke my big toe into the world of art a little further than just a blog. Thanks to all of your encouragement, and a little prodding. (I'm not mentioning any names here. You know who you are and it's ALL YOUR FAULT! ;-)) I have done three things recently to put my big toe out into the art world, and hopefully I'll be lucky and not just stub my toe! And maybe I should have put this post on the Allgood Art Blog but this contains more of my internal thoughts so I decided to put it here.

(Above Photos: Little Red Collage Paintings--LRRH 2007 and LRRH 2008)
1) You all have read my Allgood Art Blog( ), and know that I'm donating two of my paintings to the Little Red Riding Hood Ride for the Bonneville Cycling Club( ). This I figured was to benefit a very good charity--University of Utah Genetics that will be used to do research for breast and ovarian cancer. There's even a former Noble Prize winner involved with the project. That's all good, and well, but I'm really nervous because my artwork will be on display. It's like a little piece of me out there for the world to see, and well, I hope I have my underwear on properly. It's just that I feel a little, for lack of a better word, "Nude". I just hope I get a good response, and who knows, maybe something will come out of it.
(Above Photo: "Gateway on a Winter Night" framed, and waiting to be entered.)
2) I recently took the painting titled, "Gateway on a Winter Night" and had it framed. I'm planning on entering it into the Spring Salon at the Springville Museum of Art( ). I've never had the guts to do this before. I usually avoid anything that has competition in the Art World, but thanks to all of your encouragement. I'm going to take the next step. I'm swinging it by to enter it later this week, and will know by April 21st if I'll be in the Spring Salon. If in the show, the piece of work will be on display down there from April 24th till July 3rd. A fairly lengthy run. So please keep you fingers crossed and hope that I get in.

(Photo at left: "Halloween Bike Ride" painting.)
3) I put in an application to a local bike shop that was looking for bike art. It was my large "Halloween Bike Ride" that I hope to have in the "Gallery Roll", which the opening night is to coincide with the Salt Lake Gallery Stroll on May 15th. Hopefully, I'll hear if I get into this one on the 8th of May.
And, that's my story and I'm sticking to it! But really thanks for the encouragement, and who knows maybe something will come of this! Thanks again!

1 comment:

  1. Picked up painting today from Spingville Museum of Art. 253 were accepted out of 1100 entries; so I was among several that didn't get into the Spring Salon Show.-J.Allgood