Thursday, September 15, 2011

Art Show Recap

The beautiful lobby of the Memphis Botanic Gardens.

Our water aerobics class ladies came to support us!
 No class tonight!

Some of my small still life paintings grouped together.

Two of my still life paintings in beautiful Randy Higbee floater frames.

One of the four walls of our art!

Floral paintings by me (left) and Judy (right). Just perfect for this venue!

Artist and beloved local disc jockey, Ron Olson, enjoying the show and the food!

Me and my sister (2nd from left) and other friends who came to the show.

Art grouping with a "bird" theme by me and Judy - the two in the middle are Judy's and the two on the sides are mine. We had fun arranging the art on the walls at such a beautiful place!

One of my landscape paintings. 

Another wall of art!

Some of the early guests to the show
and one wing of the gallery space.

Another shot of the lobby before the show opened.

I wanted to post about the art show that opened last week at the Memphis Botanic Gardens. I hope this is not photo overload, but I wanted some of my artist friends across the country to share in our excitement since they could not be here in person! It was a great opening and there were sales (yay!) and most of all, lots of wonderful friends and family who came out to support Judy and me. We had over 100 people at the opening, which was so fun for us! As most of the artists out there know, it is a lot of work to organize and market and hang a show like this, but it is so fun in the end to see your work hanging all nice and framed at a beautiful location like we have here. The show will remain up for the rest of September, so if you are in the area, drop by and see it!


  1. I am THRILLED to get to view your beautiful work in the show setting! It looks SO great! Wish that I were in driving distance. Oh, they should FLY off the walls. Best of luck!

  2. I am delighted to get to see the photos of your event, looks FABULOUS!! Congratulations to you both!!

  3. Thank you for sharing, definitely not photo overload for me. Your paintings are beautiful and the setting is just wonderful! What a great show.

  4. Looks like a fabulous event - worth all ofthe effort for sure. Thanks for sharing the photos!

  5. Thanks for sharing the photos. It looks like it could be nothing but wonderful. Best of luck with the rest of the show. Your paintings look great!

  6. I love seeing your wonderful artwork, along with Judy's in this beautiful venue. Definitely not "photo overload". Wish I could be there to see it in person. Thanks for sharing, Denise . . . congratulations!

  7. I was so glad to get to see the show through you and every photo was properly admired- gorgeous art in a fabulous space! Loved seeing how you all grouped and hung them on the walls. Beautiful paintings that just looked so wonderful framed and hanging! Thanks for sharing- wish I could have been there:)

  8. Congratulations to you and Judy on the show- It looks great. And it's got to be satisfying to see how all that hard work comes together to present a body of work that you created.

  9. Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful show. Ditto to "Wish I could have been there."

  10. Looks like a wonderful show....and a wonderful venue! So happy to hear that you had sales too. Your art looks fabulous...wish I could have been there.

  11. Congratulations on your show! It is a beautiful venue for such great art. Looks like they had good lighting, too. That's always a plus!

    I tend to work small, so I took special note of your framing choices for your smaller pieces as I thought they were very effective. Thanks for the inspiration!