Okay, okay...I know...that title is a bit of a risky statement! Folks might read all sorts of expectations into it. But sometimes you just have to take those risks to get public attention. And of course I mean "hanging" my artwork. That's all.
I find myself in these weeks trying to decide on some of my work to hang, to display - if that is an easier word to handle - in a few Starbucks stores in my local area in the next 6 weeks. I had initially asked one of them last September about permission to display my work. I was offered November (last year). I snapped at the chance. I then changed out the exhibit after two weeks as they gave me a month to use their community wall and I wanted folks to be able to see some variety.
I meet folks all the time at that one Starbucks, so it was great to get reactions from friends, or from their friends, upon seeing my work there. A few weeks back I was asked by a Supervisor there if I would come back this March to display my work again for a month. She also asked if I would be interested in displaying my work at a different Starbucks, for she had mentioned my work to a Supervisor at that store. And so that is where my work is on display now. (See my prior Blog post.) I'm planning to change out that display around the 15th. Then, in March, I'll need to plan for 2 more change outs at the first of these two Starbucks in which I displayed my pieces.
What a wonderful public and community service this is to allow local artists such opportunities! Thanks, Starbucks!
A visit to my favorite frame store set me back a little bit last week, as it seems I'm back to investing in inventory to have these framed pieces on hand now for such displays! Maybe one day I'll post some of these pieces for sale on my site here...but I'd hate to imagine the shipping costs! Aughh!
A question for you - when you go to a coffee shop and spend a little time there, do you even notice the art work? If so, what art styles would you like to see while you chat with others or glance up from your reading or your computer? Any and all feedback would be great. After all, trying to display work that has "audience" appeal in a coffee shop might lead to other places where I will be allowed to display my work. Please leave comments. Thanks!