02 May 2012 2 Comments
We did some school and headed to the park to play. We had lots of friends show up to play and some scaly friends too.
I’m not going to say who that is holding him, but it’s a girl and it might be one of mine….anyway the kids played in the water, on the hill, behind the train shack, at the playground, skateboarded and scootered and just plain had 3 hours of fun.
Bethany and I were on pins and needles about the art show. The gallery was supposed to notify everyone on Tuesday about their art – in or out. If it was out you had to pick it up on Wednesday. All morning I was checking my e-mail…nothing. I called them at the park and they said they had sent out an e-mail 10 minutes before my call. Great, I’m at the park and have no way to check my e-mail. So, we head to the library to drop off a book, I’ll check my e-mail there…the library is closed. Only one last thing to do – just go to the gallery and say, ‘Hey, there are 2 pieces here under the name Bethany, were they accepted?’ So, we did. And…………………….
both pieces were accepted into the show! They will be on display (and for sale) at nine 10 artists gallery (at 910 Santa Fe) from May 4-June 30 as part of the H2O12 art show. How awesome is that? Now there was no age limit set on any paper I saw nor on the contract she signed, they just didn’t expect to get any art from kids (and the judges didn’t know that she was a kid when they were looking at her art.) I guess the collage (which there weren’t many pieces of) and the paper/ink (which there were none of) set themselves apart from the rest of the art and that’s why they got picked (variety!) We celebrated with a cake at Frills and told them we’d see them on Friday for the Artwalk. Though, we won’t be doing much walking as Bethany will be set up on a corner selling her art.
That was a wonderful end to the day!
(edited to add: the paper and pen piece did NOT make it in to the show, as we found out on Friday. The backing we had mounted it to was not dry and I guess it got moved from where we put the piece and it dried warped. There was no way the gallery owner was going to place it on the wall like that – and he was not allowed to fix it. No worries though, now she can make prints of it and sell the prints!)