The Colorwheel Exhibit at the Tamarack Gallery is in full swing! The reception was well attended in spite of the dismal weather forecast and a major rock slide blocking traffic. I was pleasantly surprised to see my "experimental" still life exhibited along with all the other fabulous paintings and photos. The metallic embossed foil is fun to work with. I had a nice journey traveling with my Mother, and we used the day to reconnect, which always feels good.
This is also a good way to meet with artists from your local area without distractions. I met several artists I speak to regularly, but the act of being out of our normal environment helped us to focus on our discussion of art projects.
Another benefit of attending these art receptions is networking with other artists and learning about their process, how they work art in to everyday and what are their challenges. It helps to keep me grounded to see other people's art and to realize the process may be different, but the goal of self expression is the same.
I think it is important to share our process with others, just as we gain from watching other artists work.