Yesterday, Becca and I celebrated Subjective with an artist talk and a reception!
We were all ready to talk about our past work with the help of slides…
...but, faced with a technical hiccup, we had to improvise.
Happily, we had twenty of our favorite paintings to back us up!
Many of our family members were brave enough to attend the talk and the party afterwards.
My mother was there—though without her baby dog!
And my brother, who is in graduate school out east, happened to be in town too.
It’s always comforting to have family at openings, but it’s especially nice when they’re so intimately involved in the show!
Becca’s parents were able to attend as well.
It was the first time that Bob had seen either of his portraits. In his own words, the take-away lesson from mine is “be careful what you say to Gwenn during the photoshoot!”
Here, my mother seems to be plotting with the Bernsteins about something. Becca and I have asked a lot of our families with Subjective and I can only think they’ll find a way to get even one of these days!
All in all the show looked great…
...and that has a lot to do with Vicki, who curates the North View Gallery and who is seen here dueling cameras with David.
I managed to get just one picture of my sweetheart.
He documents all of my openings and, in that way, avoids being in most of the photos!
To see Subjective, visit the North View Gallery by 5 February!
Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
North View Gallery
Portland Community College Sylvania Campus
12000 SW 49th Avenue, Portland, OR 97219