What a great way to start the day - Coffee with the Curator at the Triton Museum of Art!
Today Preston Metcalf spoke on how to improve your chances of getting into competitions and exhibitions and one tip really surprised me. The Triton offers the chance of a solo show in their annual Salon – a statewide competition and exhibition of 2D work. I had thought that since this was the prize you might increase your chances of winning by demonstrating with your entries that you could produce a cohesive solo show. I guess that’s putting the cart before the horse – you need to get in the show first before there’s any judging, so providing a deeper variety of work may open that door to getting in. It’s the opposite of an exhibition proposal where you do want to demonstrate that continuity. Hmmm!
Deadline for the next Salon is sometime in February, 2016!
I was happy to see artists Yao-pi Hsu and Stephanie Lam there today – both solo show winners from last year! Hsu’s photography exhibit, Life. Water is still up and Lam’s show is scheduled for 2016.
I was also happy to hang out with artist Fleur Spolidor, here we are in front of Robert Schlegel’s, Horse Standing and Equine, part of Menagerie 2: Selections from the Permanent Collection.
I just want to make a note that I was sporting my fabulous hand-painted BAMR bag by artist Demetris Washington, whose work I was first introduced to by the Triton’s 50 and Looking Forward exhibition earlier this year. I love the Triton!
Some days it happens that you need to be in a lot of places at once. Today I was dropping off work that was accepted in two juried shows. I brought Cherry Blossom Spray, which was juried into the Pacific Art Leagues’s Breath of Spring by George Rivera into Palo Alto. I paused here at the original building which is currently closed for renovations before moving on to their new temporary digs next door at 227 Forrest. So now you know where to come for the reception this Friday, April 5 from 5:30 – 8:00 pm!
Pausing wistfully at the Pacific Art League’s period building which is undergoing renovations.
Dropping off Cherry Blossom Spray to THe Art League’s temporary location next door.
While there, I picked up Pond Lily Path from last month’s Member’s Exhibit and discovered a pretty green honorable mention ribbon attached. Serves me right for missing a reception!
Discovering the honorable mention ribbon for Pond Lily Path.
Next , I dropped off both Davenport Blue and Cypress Crescent which were juried into the Los Gatos Art Association’s Spring Show by Mike Bailey at the Rose Shenson Gallery at the Triton Museum of Art in Santa Clara. The opening reception for that show is Sunday, April 7th from 1 to 4 pm and the the work will be on view Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through April 3013.
The Triton Museum of Art at 1505 Warburton Ave, Santa Clara, California
The Triton has a lovely sculpture garden out back.
You can see the Rose Shenson Gallery through the sculpture garden.
Dropping off Cypress Blue and Cypress Crescent at the Rose Shenson Gallery.