Thursday, September 04, 2008

oxide gallery!

The owners of the Linwood-Alford florists are opening a gallery in half the store, specifically to showcase Denton artists. They held three "artist's calls" in August: one was invited to bring in up to three pieces to be photographed, following which their jury considered the photographs, and those they liked were asked to come in with a selection of work for the owners to choose from to put on consignment (40% fee).

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I auditioned with the stretch "goth" choker and earrings, and the silver, turquoise, and red seed necklace that I made three years ago, that is stunning if not wholly practical. And they asked me back! So as of noon today they have twenty of my pieces - five necklaces, three pendants, three bracelets, eight pairs of earrings, and a ring. And my Etsy shop shelves are kind of bare, as 14 of the 20 had been for sale there.
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The gallery opens October 1, with the big opening reception (artists requested please to show up!) the evening before. Well, who knows if they'll make a go of it; the florist's shop side looks kind of bare just now. But maybe that is because they have been concentrating on the gallery and have planned for a couple of slow cash flow months. Hope so, because I REALLY want this enterprise to be a success!

Department of "I remember when ... " — the florist's shop, then Linwood-Roberson, is across the street from where I lived from age 3-7. Its red and white sign, turning on top of its post, Linwood | Roberson - Florists - Linwood | Roberson - Florists - has been a landmark on Hickory for my whole life. I hope they make a go of this, not just for my benefit, but also for the continuity of this town that seems to be turning into all anonymous interchangeable chain stores.

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9 Comments:

Blogger Youvegotmaille said...

Awesome and well deserved! Congratulations and good luck with this :)

September 05, 2008 6:38 AM  
Blogger MailleEtc... said...

Abigail, way to go! I feel your joy!!

Bonnie :))

September 05, 2008 7:39 AM  
Blogger Athena's Armoury said...

That's fantastic! Congratulations!!

September 05, 2008 8:50 AM  
Blogger Mary Ann said...

Congratulations and good luck. I love the turquoise and red necklace.

September 05, 2008 11:59 AM  
Blogger The ChainMaille Lady said...

Congradulations! They are probably waiting for the grand opening to stock up on flowers!

Lauren
The ChainMaille Lady
http://www.thechainmaillelady.etsy.com

September 05, 2008 12:06 PM  
Blogger kalicat said...

toutes mes felicitations,
wishing you lots of success

September 20, 2008 7:49 AM  
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