Saturday, September 5, 2009

Wow


Small Town, Big Sky, acrylic and printmaking, 8 x 20

What a night! I was overwhelmed by the reception of my show and so gratified by how many of my friends and family came out for it. Best of all, my parents were able to come back after just having been here in May, AND just having spent the week together in Georgia in July.

The weather we ordered was perfect, a lovely night for doing the gallery crawl. The good citizens of Fred were out in force. Thanks to all my generous patrons-- I sold 15 paintings from the show and two more in my studio. And I talked and talked and talked from 5-9 pm! I had the good sense to wear flat shoes and to stay away from the wine.

My husband took me out to dinner afterwards at a terrific little farm to table restaurant called Poppy Hill in downtown Fredericksburg. My son used to work there, and one of his former roommates, Sarah, still does. When Sarah told everyone I had opened a show last night, our waitress brought complimentary glasses of champagne to our table.

In reflection on the evening: I've come a long way from that scared little girl in Mrs. Johnston's 2nd grade class who could barely speak above a whisper. I've slain quite a few demons along the way. I don't know where I would be without the support of my folks, my sister, Dorothy, my husband and boys and my wonderful art community, headed up by Dan Finnegan. And all the friends who propped me up along the way--Anna, Lynette, Aline, Beth, Stephanie, Carol--you guys rock!

Damn, it takes a long time to grow up-----if we're lucky!

14 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Elizabeth!
What a fabulous showing!!! You did a marvelous job and the gallery certainly was buzzing about your work!! three Cheers!
Hugs!
Elizabeth

Mary Paquet said...

Congratulations on such a fabulous and successful show. Your work is dynamite!

Jean Spitzer said...

Congratulations!

Cathyann said...

Good for you my friend! While not at all surprised, I am tickled that you sold half your show!!!! Am so glad you were surrounded with good company for such a wonderful night. What an accomplishment!
Take a bow!
hugs,C

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Thanks for all the support, friends! It means so much.

Anna said...

16 :)

Incognito said...

It was a great show and a great night, all over town! There was a great buzz in the air. Love your art; I'm so excited and happy for your success. See you!

ariel freeman said...

Wonderful Show!!! What an accomplishment. I am so glad I was there to see it in full glory. Congratulations!

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Congratulations Elizabeth, what a wonderful evening! You were surrounded by loving friends and family and community...can't ask for better than that for an opening! Oh, and you sold too!

Ross Lynem said...

I loved reading your story and about the success of your show and what a wonderful night it was. It really made me teary when i got to the part about your loving family and how supportive they are. That is so important, and it is lovely you acknowledge them.
Sounds like you have a great gang there. Congratulations! Job well done!

Kathleen Krucoff said...

Congrats Elizabeth! Sounds like such a wonderful evening. Very happy for you!

Tom Knock said...
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Tom Knock said...

Congrats Elizabeth!!! It sounded like you had a wonderful opening. I'm really sorry I could not share your eveing and take in some more of your AWESOME ART. What an accomplished artist you are!!!

Barbara M. said...

Congratulations! Your work is certainly worthy of all the attention it gets. It's just amazing.

Good for you having the champagne. How fitting!

Take care,

Barbara