Step Right Up-Get Your Prints Here

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Went to New Beginnings over at Concordia tonight. Tonight marked the opening reception and I’d have to say the show looked great. The work was wonderful and it was great bumping into some old friends again. I ran into Lois, a photographer friend who had just done a show out in Johnson City-her work was in the infrared show out there.

I have a theory. My theory is that, everybody who shows work on a fairly regular basis has, at some point in their travels, forgotten to pick-up work somewhere. We tend to forget to pick stuff up after shows close, we leave prints in odd places, we forget to include return shipping costs-some odd things happens and you somehow wind up with work just sort of sitting out there-out in that wild blue yonder. This happened to me before too and tonight Lois was kind enough to return my work from the outer reaches of that galaxy.

I don’t know what it is about photographers but we sort of “spread our seeds” around a bit like that. Everybody I know who shows their work a lot has a similar story-I had work up somewhere, forgot to pick it up, wonder if it’s still there, the gallery owner keeps telling me, “next time I see you, I’ll get it back to you,” etc. Sometimes, these things go on for years. It’s kind of funny how they work out. So, tonight I got back, I think, something like five prints.

Do you have work out like that? Ever wonder when (if?) you are ever going to get it back? Do you ever wish there was a “step right up, order here type of bar for work like this? I know, I sure would frequent one if such a place did exist.

Until next time…



  1. mythopolis
    October 31, 2009 / 9:29 pm

    Yeh, there's a woman in Santa Fe who has one of my pieces in her gallery. Haven't heard from her in 3 years. She would have called me if she had sold it, but I know she liked the piece, and probably has it in her home. I suppose I could press her about it, but she entertained my a couple of nights while her husband was out of town. So, I've decided to call it even.

  2. Carol
    November 3, 2009 / 5:28 pm

    It's true. The more I talk with people, the more we have stuff out in the wild blue yonder. We should have some big, giant art swap someday and give it all back.

    Would make for an interesting party, wouldn't it?

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