it's official (finally!)
About a month ago, I wrote about my trip to Santa Fe, and said that things were a bit up in the air with the gallery situation there as a result of personnel changes. It was a rather difficult time of uncertainty--but the wait is over. I got a call last night, and can say now for sure where I'll be represented--Darnell Fine Art
, also on Canyon Road, but a smaller, more intimate gallery than 707 Contemporary (where I was originally accepted.) There will be opportunities for solo shows that would probably not have existed at 707, and I'm pleased with all other aspects of the gallery as well.
The back story is that Janine, the director of 707, took a new position at Darnell in March, and asked me to accompany her there. Her transition into that job, and the approval from the owner to bring in a few new artists, including me, took several weeks. My challenge during that waiting time was to trust in the best outcome, whatever it might be. I can't say I was a complete model of patience, but I did OK, and I'm definitely relieved and pleased at this point. I'll be sending four paintings from my Milwaukee show to Santa Fe in a few weeks, to add to the three that are already there.