In April of this year I had the pleasure of showing my two horse pastel paintings (Three And The Sky and Sundown Fire) in a group exhibit at A/NT Gallery in Seattle Downtown area. This artist operated co-op space is very unique in the way that art shows there are not juried in any way. All one has to do is show up with their artwork, choose an available space on the wall, pay a modest hanging fee, and sign up to volunteer for a few hours a month to keep the gallery open. This kind of system results in very diverse exhibits of different art forms, styles, and skill levels that can at times be overwhelming. At the same time, it is the only place in Seattle where aspiring and beginner artists have an opportunity to show their work in a formal gallery space, giving them a chance to get their 'foot in the door' of the competitive art scene in the city.
I have shown at the A/NT Gallery a couple of years ago in their themed exhibit 'Women Speak' where my In The Light Of Things and a few smaller self-portraits were very well received. This year I've decided to reconnect with the gallery and the community of artists there as a starting point for my artistic career. April was the last month the gallery was open at its old location on Lenora and Westlake. They are taking the month of May to move, their new space is going to be in the heart of Seattle Center, right across from the fountain. I'm looking forward to showing my work there in the future.