I received an email around June 1st that my work had been selected for the Bedford Gallery Botanica Show — just as school was wrapping up and we were getting ready for final exams (and I swear — it feels like yesterday!!). I can’t believe that in 2 weeks we will be back at it with a brand new school year. This summer flew by!! I am so incredibly thankful that my Mom and I were able to make the trip to San Francisco for the opening reception at The Bedford Gallery. This is the first time my work has been outside of Virginia, and the first time I’d ever been to the West Coast. I would’ve never been able to make it out there without the financial support from my school and The Hanover Education Foundation — which was the most unexpected gift and gesture.
In two weeks this exhibition will close. It’s about time I get some pictures up for you to see a little bit of this beautiful show!!! The exhibition showed 200 artworks from about 130 artists from around the US. There was an array of mediums and processes — such a great mix of skill, concept, and craftsmanship. It was really lovely! The house was packed for the opening!! I took a mix of film photographs and iphone pics to document the afternoon. It’s hard for me to even put it into works, but before the opening was over… my work sold. 200 pieces are in the show, and (read this slowly) during the opening my work sold. I won’t ramble on about how amazing it makes me feel and why it’s so significant…. but it is and I am so glad I was there when it happened!!!!