On February 23rd, at 10 am i paced back and forth in front of the UAF gallery, eagerly awaiting my fate in the hands of my professors. it all came to this, " do i pass and become the bearer of a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree? or do i have another semester of attempting to graduate?" I was called back in and....I had passed! I was so relieved to know that all the stress from the previous year was behind me.
For those who don't know, I have been working for the last year on achieving my B.F.A. and having an art show is only my work. My show was consisted of works that were re-tellings of famous and some not so famous tall tales. Let me tell you, this show had consumed my life, every waking moment I was in the studio, working furiously to pump out my work. In the end my work paid off, with 12 paintings and 7 drawings displayed, i was finally going to show the fruits of my labor.
That night i had my opening, and it was amazing! i didn't leave the gallery the entire night, just because i had people constantly coming up to me and wanting to congratulate me. i was so grateful to see my friends and family, it really meant a lot that the people i care about most were there. the whole night lasted about 3 hours and by the time we closed the doors, I was wiped. I honestly couldn't have done any of it with out my beautiful girlfriend, so thank you for everything, even though i still say it all the time. after that night my show stayed up for about another 2 weeks, it was amazing. I'm kind of sad that I had to take it down, but i did get pictures. overall i sold 8 out of 12 paintings and 5 of the 7 drawings, so not bad for my first real time as an accomplished artist. With the show behind me, I'm looking to the future, i currently have 8 commissions set up so i will be a busy man, but that wont stop me from taking more. so please don't hesitate to contact me. Again to those who came to my show and also to those who supported me, thank you so much!