Thursday, February 5, 2009

New Photo Exhibit: The Manx Pub, Ottawa

Good things are worth waiting for, even Yahoo Answers agrees with this (for the most part anyway). I say this today because something I've been looking forward to for a long time has just begun:

I have a photo show at the Manx Pub from Feb.4th until March 4th. (2009)

Vernissage: Sunday February 8th, 2009, 4pm - 6pm

The exhibit consists of thirteen never before displayed photos of diverse locations and subjects exploring colour and pattern. All are 11.5"x15.5" prints in 16"x20" frames and all are for sale.

While this isn't the first show I've done - it's my second, I'm so experienced! - it was the first one I booked. The Manx pub and more specifically Andy the manager there, was the first to say yes to putting my photos up on their walls. It was a real turning point for me, since up until then I hadn't really put my work before anyone unless they happened to come into my apartment. However, The Manx, as a great little pub with fantastic food, great atmosphere and an eclectic, creative clientele and staff, has a long waiting list for artists who want to display their work. For me that meant I had 11 months to prepare.

As luck would have it I couldn't spend all 11 months preparing for the Manx show, since in the meantime the Wild Oat Bakery Cafe also said yes to displaying my photos. That show was originally scheduled for July only but got held over until September. As my first show ever, this was an amazing experience for me. I was overwhelmed at how many people showed up and how supportive they all were. Thanks to everyone who came, and thanks especially to all the staff at the Wild Oat. If you haven't been there, you're missing out on great veggie/organic food and delicious fair trade coffee. (roasted in Nova Scotia!!)

The Manx show goes until March 4th. If you're in the neighbourhood this Sunday, February 8th from 2-4pm, drop in. I'll be there.