Today was the dropping off for the Dermot Gale award show at the library. I love being a part of the New Rochelle Art Association. We take in the work and hang all in one afternoon. The veterans of the group really have the whole thing down to a science. Today we ended up with 107 pieces in total. More than our space can hold comfortably. It is so hard to turn pieces away, but that is exactly what happened today. So the question becomes, how do you hang so many pieces in such limited space?
First they are sorted by media. Then you look at them and try to find some kind of cohesiveness. Sometimes it is color or style, others it is subject matter or just whatever seems to 'look right'. It is an arduous task, but so worth it. For me, the best part is watching everyone work together and seeing how one person views the hanging while another sees it from a totally different perspective.
It's a big show in a limited space, but all in all it looks nice. There is a lot to take in. I have two pieces there. The reception in next Sunday April 14, 2013 from 5:15 - 6:30pm. There will be refreshments and awards.