Hello pals, my first show as the Gray Gallery Co-ordinator went off without a hitch! From the submissions, to the art jury process, to the party, I can't believe how smoothly it all went and how much fun I had!!! SO MANY PEOPLE CAME! Co-workers, classmates, friends, random student stragglers. Some of my co-workers told me this was the best Gray Gallery party the Students' Association has ever thrown, and the artists all were positive and receptive as well. The S.U presidents said all S.A.M.U events should be this good. For my first show and considering I have no idea what I am doing really, I feel positively radiant at how well it all turned out. It's silly, but considering how much negative backlash I had to put up with when I got this job, the fact that it exceeded everyone's expectations, including my own, feels pretty damn good. Here are some snaps from the party! The retro tunes were pumping and the wine a-flowin'.
Becca and myself!
SAMU (Students' Association at MacEwan University) pals.
My classmate Rain trying to look serious.
Showing Becca some of the work.
The student gallery is a small space and this time around we had fifteen works from twelve artists.
Jodi getting his caricature done.
Tim, our only volunteer of the night.
My boss Metta, a Finnish princess with her husband Nick, who DJed our event!
My favourite piece of the show, by a friend of mine, Evan!
Oh my, I had so much fun and can't believe how well my first ever show and opening party went. Kinda feeling like I can actually do the job I've dreamed of since I was 21. Dreams coming true!