Procrastination

So, once again, procrastination has snuck up on me and I have less than two weeks to finish everything up for the March gallery show in Gallup. I don’t have a lot to get done, but I’m stressing just the same. I’m excited about this show, but at the same time a little aprehensive. This is the first gallery show I’ve had in years! Mainly because I have been in a transistion period in my art. I didn’t want to show my new abstracts before I was ready. Now that I’ve been showing them online and getting positive feedback, I think I’m ready to officially introduce my new style in the gallery world!

One of my goals this year is to get back into a gallery in Santa Fe. I used to sell my prints in a gallery on the Plaza many years ago when I was still Paula Beck. Now that I have my new body of work, I’m ready to get back into Santa Fe. Things have changed since the 90s when I last sold there, rents have gone up, galleries have moved away from the plaza to open up on Canyon Road. I’ve grown as an artist too and I don’t feel as intimidated by the Santa Fe galleries as I once was. So, that is another thing I have to finish this week, my catalog of works. Can’t remember if I’ve written about this here before, but I’m creating a cd rom of my new works. Things sure have changed since I started out and everyone wanted slides!!

So, if I’m not around much in the next couple weeks, you now know why!! I will try to post some photos of the show too, once it is hung. The opening is on March 10th, so if anyone is in Gallup, NM, please come by and see it in person! 🙂

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7 responses to “Procrastination

  1. Very cool! Good luck with the show 🙂

  2. David Lloyd Stewart

    Gads, Procrastination is my main demon, too, Paula! Good luck with your gallery in Gallup! We haven’t spoken for a while – I hope things have been coming up roses for you! Are you doing the New Mexico Arts & Crafts Fair this year?

    I’m redoing & updating my blog, marveling at all that is new since I last played with it (more procrastination!) Easier than tackling a website, anyway! Cheers,
    Dave

  3. Paula Manning-Lewis

    Thanks for the comments, Sam and David!
    I won’t be doing the NM Arts & Crafts fair this year. My goal this year is to get into more galleries and shops.

    I have been considering getting rid of the website to just put everything here on the blog, you’re right, it’s so much easier to update!

  4. good luck with the show, looking forward to seeing some pics of it.

  5. I think all artists struggle with the business side of art. It is tough to do both in my estimation and I don’t like doing both. That is where I procrastinate all the time. Sigh!

  6. Paula Manning-Lewis

    thanks Jafabrit! I will definitely post photos of the show!

    Mary,
    You are so right, I hate all the business stuff, but it’s a neccessity if we are to make a living!

  7. I’ve been curious about Santa Fe lately after buying a wonderful design magazine based there. Is it *the* destination for art collectors in the west because all those galleries and all that art-making can’t be supported by just the surrounding area, can it? Educate me! 🙂

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