I decided on Saturday afternoon to make my way over to the racetracks, a four hour round trip by bus. Well worth it, as I have never been to Fraser Downs proper.
I found a wonderful, spanking- new facility, comfortably appointed (colourful) with its diverse amenities.
It pleased me to walk through the front doors and immediately catch a glace of my works at the other end of the large foyer.
The very dedicated and gracious Eileen Gratland, Council President, was minding the show.
I was enormously pleased with the care and placement of my works, and the way the entire exhibit was placed. With permission, I had the opportunity to take some photos - with the promise not to include any one person... privacy rules and such – which was a bit of a challenge, since a numbers of people were milling about.
It was a productive trip also, which afforded me the possibility to assess first hand the nature of this type of “calls for entry” – green as I am in all of this!
I found, logically so, that what is of outmost importance is not only "the topic", but how it is addressed, such as horse and harness racing vs. one or more specific drivers and specific location. Noted for future calls.
Have no idea at this point if either one of them sold or not – would be nice – however, without any doubt, it was a great experience and learning process.
(I am not sure if I am going to finish the two remaining sketches or, dive into jewellery making that need my attetnion right now.)
Thank all for your kind support!
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