To be honest, when contemplating a call to entry, location is a bit of a factor. I have to consider whether or not the exhibition is worth the shipping expense or if I can drop it off, how far am I willing to drive? After all, it does take away from valuable studio time. So slowly and carefully, I am expanding into new frontiers. Today, for example, I dropped off two pieces (Feathers and Dahlia Days) at the Bankhead Theater in Livermore for their Swan Day Exhibition which was organized by the Silicon Valley Women’s Caucus for Art. Livermore is only an hour away from Los Gatos but I’d never been and was really surprised by how charming I found it to be. Founded in 1876, there is such an eclectic mix of period and vintage architecture and a really vibrant downtown that feels both authentic and relaxed with lots of people happily buzzing over lunch in it’s many varied restaurants. I thought I’d share some of the Livermore vibe:
Getting to know towns like Livermore is one of the fun fridge benefits of showing in new places – keep the good things coming!