Things have been busy recently. I re-designed my website and now I’m displaying my images in a local gallery. This blog is about how I got involved with the gallery and what I had to do to be able to present my work to the public.
I have wanted to display my work in local galleries for a long time now but I never went any further than discussing it with my wife. One day Nicola (my wife) came back from town and put a business card in front of me. It was a card for the Blue Indigo Gallery
When I asked why she has their card she replied “I spoke to them about your pictures and they are interested in having a look and possibly displaying and selling them for you” When I picked myself up off the floor I went to my computer muttering “Thank you” to Nicola on the way.
My head was buzzing with questions but I had very few answers for them. What images will I show them, what size of images do I want to display, what frames should I use; should I use any frames?? Where do I get mounts, backing boards and bags for packaging?
The first thing was to choose images that would impress them so they would agree to display my work. After a couple of hours I had a clear idea of which images to show them. I put an e-mail together and e-mailed them some of my images. Two days later I got an e-mail back from the
I had to get things moving quickly at that point. The tourist season was just starting and I did not want to miss it. I had already selected the images that I would like to display so the next step was to send them to the printers, order frames and mounts (I decided that I would have some framed images and the rest will be in mounts with backing board and packaged in clear bags).
One week later everything was ready and I went to have a meeting with the gallery owner. The meeting went well and they agreed to display my images. I was very happy, as you can imagine. What made me even happier was the cheque that arrived in the post the following month from the gallery - they had sold some of my mounted prints!!!
If you find yourself in