The grand opening reception of the new location of the Elliott Fouts Gallery was something you had to see to appreciate. To say it was a full house is an understatement. The place was packed, shoulder to shoulder. I think the people of Sacramento are enjoying the new gallery, as they should.
By the end of the evening, 18 of the 22 paintings I have in the exhibition were sold. I wasn’t expecting that kind of a response to my work, and I think any artist would tell you that such an event is remarkably validating. I think I’ll keep doing what I do.
|A quiet view of the exhibition|
After four consecutive years of exhibitions in Sacramento, the best part is seeing familiar faces at the gallery. The Sunday following the reception, Kerrie Kelly and Vinny Catalano hosted a brunch so I could meet some more collectors. I was completely honoured by their hospitality. Every single conversation I had was enlightening and enjoyable.
Many thanks to the fine people at the gallery — Elliott Fouts, Michelle Satterlee, Cynthia Lou and Sherry Ngai. It’s a privilege to work with them!