The Land- pop up art exhibit

 |  July 3, 2014

So all these past months of preparation finally culminated this past Saturday in a one night pop up art exhibit at Sagamore with my friend Sandi Wilson. This is my first time doing a pop up art show that is only up for one night and I have to say that it’s not for the faint of heart. It takes a lot of preparation, a lot of organization, and a lot of physical work. Not to mention, all the artwork that is created for it! But in the end, it was all worthwhile.

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I actually gave a little speech in which I said something about how we spend months working in solitude and we can only hope that our work will be viewed and received by an outside audience. The internet has changed that dynamic quite a bit as we can share so much with so many through the screen. But there is nothing like standing in front of a group of paintings that were meant to hang together in the same room with the artist. At least, I think so. We had between 150-200 people attend the exhibit. Many red dots were placed by the paintings. I sold a total of 13 paintings that evening.

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This sweet piece, Born of Earth and Bone, has gone to a new home

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empty spots on the wall!

The most meaningful part of the show though was that we were able to raise money for the Araminta Freedon Initiative through the auction of a collaborative painting that Sandi and I worked on. That project was so powerful for me that I will have to save that for another post.

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It is really such an honor to have people take an evening out of their lives to attend one’s show and then to bring a piece into their homes. I don’t think words can ever adequately express how it feels. If you’re reading this and you came to our show, thank you!

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my sister and I, without her, this show would not have happened in the beautiful location of Sagamore

Now that I am emerging out of zombie post-art-show-state I hope to post the paintings that I have been working on these past months but never had time to write about. Although, I finally feel like it’s summer vacation time with my kids. So I may sit and dangle my feet in the water for a bit, as per good advice from a friend.

To see more photos of the night, please visit my flickr page.

4 Comments

  1. by Lisa Graham Art on July 3, 2014  10:49 am Reply

    My goodness Bridgette, it looks like you had an incredible event! Congratulations on your 13 sales...wow! I am not surprised though...your art is truly wonderful. I love the smiling happy picture of you and your sister. The venue looks charming...a perfect atmosphere to show your beautiful work! Well done! Enjoy soaking your feet! You deserve it!

    • by Bridgette Guerzon Mills on July 13, 2014  9:19 pm Reply

      Thank you Lisa so much for your kind words. Glad all the hard work paid off. I'm not much of a party thrower, but I have to say it was a nice party!

  2. by Seth on July 3, 2014  10:42 pm Reply

    Congratulations Bridgette. Seems like this pop up was a success on so many levels. What an experience from start to finish. And lucky 13 is the icing on a very sweet cake. Wish I could have been there to cheer you on!

    • by Bridgette Guerzon Mills on July 13, 2014  9:20 pm Reply

      Thank you Seth! Yes, lucky 13 :) I learned a lot doing this pop-up, so above all the experience was great. I may have to recuperate for a while though. ha!

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