Thanks to all of the folks who came out on Saturday to attend the artist presentation I gave at the Austin Encaustic Arts group meeting. It was well-attended and we had a most excellent discussion. I think there were about 25 or so people there (maybe less but it felt like a full house) so thanks for coming, folks.
For those of you who could not make it, I gave a talk on portfolio presentation materials. Everything from what goes into the presentation packet to some sample cases and boxes that you can use to present your work. I also (briefly) discussed how my personal presentation has evolved (a bit) over the years-now, of course, looking much more polished and professional. You too can get that “polished” look with a little bit of preparation if you follow the steps I outlined in the talk (or, you know, just put a little bit of effort into it.) For those of you located far away, I might be doing an eBook of that material at some point, so look for that to come. I’ll post more details if I do decide to make an eBook of this type of work.
As far as books and presentation materials go, I’ve ordered two presentation cases and will not be holding onto them for long. I hope to start sending out my own (personal) presentation early next week (at the latest.) I will be getting my own cases this week (they are coming in the mail!) as well as printing my materials. I worked on the materials some this weekend and will continue to do so until I’m ready to send out the work. Look for that happening soon.
Of course, I’ll let you know once (if?!?) I get any 1-person shows. I have a few galleries in mind and I plan on aiming “high” and then working my way down as far as the gallery presentations. We’ll see how this works out for me but, please, keep your fingers crossed (and hope to see my iceberg photos coming soon to a gallery near you.)
This one was taken inside of St. Louis No. 1 in New Orleans. I have always loved the way the wrought iron looks through the soft focus lenses. I think it yields a very painterly feel and just looks all frilly, soft, and cool, so I did a bit of that while I was there last.
Until next time…