Success! Sales at my SALA Gallery!

Looking into my SALA Stall

If you haven’t heard: I am exhibiting twenty framed photographs of sea-scenes around Kangaroo Island. They are on display at Shop 141, upstairs in Adelaide Arcade. Please visit, I am there most days as an ‘artist in residence‘!

On Friday night we had the grand launch where approximately 150 people complimented, critiqued and commented on the works. I think I was blushing most of the night, and not just from the glorious wines we had available for visitors. (Plus some of the scrumptious chocolate delights had alcohol within them!)

Throughout last night, most of the twenty images were bought as cards. One framed image was purchased by a family member, which I personally find the highest compliment!

I got little sleep on Friday night as I thought about all the things that had to be done today (Saturday 31st July 2010), over the next few weeks, and about what the future may hold. Massive plans are in progress, and these few weeks will hopefully indicate the viability of these plans.

A great many people visited my SALA stall throughout today, and all of them perused my portfolio of 12×10″ prints within a large plastic-sleeve book. I had originally set the folder a couple of years ago to display work that I would take to other gallery’s in an effort to market and expose my work. This did not eventuate, but the idea never went away.

This folder sits on a table with my tubs of photo-cards. My intention was purely to use it, again, as a display folder … yet I am getting a lot of requests to buy the work at 12×10″ prints, either as-is or framed. These requests got more frequent today that tonight we have discussed costs and now are printing a simple cost-sheet to display!

Late this afternoon a very nice young lady, Emily Steele, visited my exhibition. She was one of many people who asked lots of great questions where I took the time to explain my knowledge base, my photographic journey, my learning curve, and how I shoot and capture my images. (If you want to hear about all this, come visit me!)

Of the many 12×10″ prints on display, Emily was very enthusiastic about these three photographs:

Chair in Sepia

Coffee in Carpark

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These are merely to show Emily (and others) how they appear; We will be printing and framing them locally.  You are also very welcome to purchase them from  my Redbubble gallery: These examples are with a black frame, an off-white matte and at the largest available print.

FYI & BTW

Tomorrow I will be taking time out, so the stall will be closed until Monday morning! My post on Monday will include the purchases I might make, the people I hopefully meet throughout the day, and the other exhibitions I visit around Adelaide! I look forward to meeting many more #SocADL members, plus my many Adelaide flickr and redbubble friends.

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