First Success of 2013 Goals!

One of the goals I set for myself was to get my work “out there”! I had decided last year that I really needed to get myself in gear for getting my blog, or website of some sort, on the go, BEFORE the end of 2012! I accomplished it right as the year ended! YaaaaY! And now, the second part of that goal is to get into a gallery in my area. Actually, getting myself to release a piece of work from my emotional bond was really difficult, but I did it! 

Soooo, I’m proud to announce that “Creating Your Legacy” and “Exposure” (originally a diptych…see them in my Portfolio) have been accepted at Oxide Gallery in Denton, Texas, for their February/March show!!! WOOT!WOOT!! I was unable to announce this sooner, because special accommodations were being made for little ol’ moi! *lol* But don’t fret, these babies are on display and FOR SALE for the next 2 months…stop by during their hours of operation and take a peek…or buy them! 😉 Thanks OXIDE Gallery, for the opportunity to share my work! I’m honored that my pieces were amongst the chosen, and very talented, artists!

First Friday Gallery Night Flier - Feb 2013“OXIDE Gallery is a retail gallery dedicated to exposing the wonderful artwork of the artists living in Denton county and the North Texas area.  They are a consignment gallery which hosts the artwork of over 50 different artists at any one time.  Though the gallery is more modern in design, it shows artwork from all genres.

Warren Hooper, owner of Linwood-Alford Florist, opened OXIDE Gallery in an unused 1200 square foot showroom, within his 5,000 square foot florist building.  The gallery opened its doors to the public on September 30th, 2008 to a crowd of over 250 artists and art lovers.  In the summer of 2012, Warren merged his two businesses into one cohesive vision and launched his new concept: OXIDE Fine Art and Floral Gallery, at it’s new location on North Cedar Street, just two blocks west of Denton’s historic downtown square. The move made it possible to be a more active part of Denton’s growing downtown community.

The gallery hosts two different shows at the same time.  The Main Show is a long running (two to four months) show of eclectic artwork in various styles and mediums by artists who have been invited by a guest jury to show in their gallery.  The Theme Show is a smaller, one month, showing of artwork which shares a specific subject matter or genre.  Theme Shows are normally Multi-Artist shows open to any artist living in the North Texas area, not just those who have been invited to show in the gallery’s Main Show.  Occasionally the gallery dedicates a monthly Theme Show to a single artist or a specific group of artists. Artists wishing to know more about how to show their artwork at OXIDE Gallery should visit the Open Call section of their website or contact the gallery directly.

OXIDE Gallery unveils its new shows at an opening reception the first Friday of each month.  These opening receptions are called “Gallery Nights”; they are an evening event catered by locally owned restaurants, and have a fun cocktail party atmosphere. Gallery Nights are meant to give art lovers a break in their routines, and allow them the opportunity to hang out with family and friends, and expose themselves to some of the best artwork created by talented local artists.  But the art is not the only thing on display… artists themselves are also on hand to meet and discuss their artwork, creative processes and everything else you wish to know about art!

For dates and times of Gallery Nights, Open Calls, and all gallery events check out the Calendar of Events on their site.  Of course the best way to keep up-to-date is to join their email list and they will keep you informed of all the latest gallery events and news.”

Here is a link to their FaceBook page: https://www.facebook.com/OxideFineArtAndFloralGallery and here is their website addy:  http://www.oxidegallery.com/Welcome.html

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