In little less than a month now my first two shows will begin! I am so excited to finally be able to share my works for sale in the Bend Summer Festival and as part of a collection in the Sherwood Center for the Arts.
It's always been my dream, as with every artist, to have that moment of success where someone (who isn't your mother) says, “Yes! I like this, I want your art to be a part of this thing of mine.” Now, in just a few months, I have gone from having nothing on my resumé to being booked for four shows (and hopefully more to come soon). I am both nervous and excited for these events. I don't know exactly what I am doing yet, but I am confident I will be able to adapt in no time!
I sent my images to the printer to be printed on beautiful hahnemuhle photo rag paper, which is my favorite to print on because of the high end look and time-tested resistance to fading. They should be done in less than a week thanks to my amazing printer, Brian, at Pearl-Printing here in Portland. Once those are done then it's off to the framer to have custom frames made for some of the images. I really wanted to make my own frames and just have nice glass cut for them because I am more of a hands on kind of guy, but I think with the time line it's probably best to have a professional do it. Darn!
As I am typing this I am in Eastern Oregon doing some last minute shooting for the upcoming shows. I spent all of yesterday exploring the trails and scenery at the base of the Sisters' mountains. The North Sister shines like a diamond on top of a crown. She is the largest of the three and is by far my favorite. The South Sister and Broken Top (technically the third sister) were not to be out done as they were too illuminated by crystal clear skies and surrounded by gorgeous cedar and California red wood forests. If you every get the chance to come here, go out an explore!
Well I am off! Back to driving around the high desert and maybe even up to Three Fingered Jack today. Could be fun! Click through the gallery below to see more Photos!
What are you up to today?