The Art Exchange - Square Foot Show Opening Gala

Friday night was the Opening Reception for the first annual Square Foot Show and Exhibition at the Art Exchange. I was thrilled to be able to share the evening with not only my other half Ross and daughter Alyssa (first time she's come to an opening) but also with my friend and fellow artist Shannon from Sweet Stella's who was also exhibiting. The Art Exchange kicked off the new Juried Art show this year in celebration of 15 years in business and the opening of a second location in Wortley Village. (Find out more about this in the article from The Londoner here)

I included three new pieces in the show this year as seen below. I had a hard time selecting images or even a theme to work from so I selected three unrelated images.

 

Admittedly, I love this last piece. I had so much fun creating it, and it came together so perfectly without direction, however, I think one of the best parts for me was seeing it hanging on the wall of the Art Exchange...why? Well, the adorable model is none other than Shannon from Sweet Stella's little bear Owen.

It made it really cool to have it hanging, have Shannon at the opening, and...one of Shannon's paintings hanging on the same wall. Yes I'm a mushy geek but it was great!