Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Summertime, and the livin' is...BUSY!

It's officially nuts here at Frame of Reference.  Every year in about mid July, we start a difficult trend - we take in more work every day than we can produce.  We're overwhelmed with walk-in traffic, which is lovely - I'm not complaining!  But, we find ourselves coming in early and staying late in an attempt to get some of the work done while the doors are locked.  It's a great problem to have, I assure you, and the only downside to the whole deal is that it's tough to get out and enjoy the incredible weather we're having right now.  Ah, well - we've got lovely things in the gallery, so we aren't lacking for scenery or visual stimulation!

On that note, here's a new giclee from Sarah Rogers that arrived on Monday.  It's entitled "Best Puppy," and it's a portrait of Sarah's dog, Buddha, a St. Bernard-Rottweiler cross.  He's a big boy!  There are only four of these, done on canvas and gallery wrapped so that they don't need frames - I don't imagine they will last long.  In the box with "Best Puppy" we received a giclee of a sheep entitled "100% Wool," and an original, also of a sheep, called "Dry Clean Only."  Sarah has apparently been on a sheep bender - we received an original two weeks ago, aptly named "Hand Wash, Line Dry"; it was here in the gallery for literally 2 1/2 hours before it found a new home.  Seriously.  We unpacked the box at 2:30p, and Christine sold the painting at 5p.  Pretty cool!  I will post photos of the sheep as soon as they're photographed.

Upcoming events at Frame of Reference: next week is our monthly "Last Fridays" reception.  I know there's a post here on the blog about Last Fridays, so I won't go into too much detail.  We don't have a theme yet, and we're not doing a specific opening because of the event the following week.  But, I'm sure we'll come up with something fun, so please join us!  Friday, July 29, 5-8p. 

The following week is our big artists' reception of the year - Friday, August 5, 5-8p - the evening before Bigfork's iconic Festival of the Arts.  Our show is "Three is a Magic Number" - we're featuring our three newest artists in the gallery: Tabby Ivy, who joined us last year, and Jeanette Rehahn and Lisa Schaus, both new to us in 2011.  I will be posting the postcard here on the blog next week; if you'd like to be added to our mailing list, please drop us a line and we'll make sure you get a postcard via Snail Mail!

Finally, as previously mentioned, Christine is exhibiting her work in the Festival of the Arts on August 6-7; please stop and see her, and buy lots of paintings so that Roxie can continue to eat her expensive dog food!

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