I am so excited to announce that I will be in my first ever gallery show one week from today!!! A few months ago I came across the group RAW Artists and was extremely impressed by their coalition and support for artists of all mediums. When I say all mediums I literally mean all mediums: photography, painting, sculpting, performance art, musicians, fashion designers, make-up artists, hair dressers, body painters so on and so forth. If you have been following this blog for awhile now then you know how much I have struggled with support from my school with the type of art that I am creating. It has one foot in the door of fashion and another foot in the door of art and for some reason that makes my fine art school very nervous and unsure of whether to accept it as "real art". When I saw how RAW Artists supports all facets of artists I knew that I wanted to be a part of their organization in any way that I could. Thus my reason for submitting a few of my photos and a quick biography of who I am, what I do and what I hope to do in the future to them and next thing I know I am getting a phone call from the coordinator asking if I would want to be featured in their next show in Miami. Of course I screamed
a little a lot and said yes wholeheartedly and now one week from today I will have my photos hanging in a major art gallery in Miami with amazing artists surrounding me and the opportunity to showcase my work to people who can open up new doors for me.
With all that said I would also like to share that in order for me to be a part of this show I have to pay a certain amount to cover my space in the exhibition and can do that by selling tickets to the show. Up until this Monday you can buy tickets for $15, otherwise you will have to wait in line at the door and pay $20 to get into the event. I know from my college-budget stand point that $15 can be a lot and not everyone has money to be throwing around like that but from an artists stand point I would be more than ever appreciative if you, my readers and supporters and people that make me feel not so alone and strange and weird could support me by buying a ticket so I don't have to pay for my spot out of pocket. It is only $15 and it is going towards a great cause. Even if you aren't in town or can go to the show I will be willing to send you any print of my photos that you would like if you buy a ticket before Monday. All you have to do is send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org letting me know you bought a ticket and I'll send you an 8x10 print of any photo you would like of mine. Below is an example of the type of work that I will be showing. You can purchase a ticket here. If you have any questions please feel free to comment on this post or email me, I'm a quick responder. I hope that you all can support me and even more so I hope that some of you can actually make it out the show so I can meet you!