Back when I started this project, Hollis and I sat down and talked about what we wanted to do with these images. We knew that we wanted to start this blog to get the word out, but we also knew that we wanted so much more. We wanted to get the word out to as many people as possible. A book idea has always been our ultimate end goal, but we both know that's going to take a lot of time, and a lot of patience (good thing I'm good at that!). The other goal we had with this project, was to get into a Gallery. That way the pictures could reach others who might be interested in the concept, and the message.
Well, an opportunity to enter some of my images into a Juried Art Show at the Philadelphia Sketch Club's PHOTOgraphy 2015 contest presented itself, and I jumped (albeit hesitantly) at it. I entered 4 of Hollis' images into the contest, and played the waiting game. When the notification of acceptance came, I was over the moon!! This was my second gallery show, and one of the most awesome ones I've been in! The Philadelphia Sketch Club is America's oldest Art Gallery, and has had some VERY talented artists for members (such as Eakins, Anshutz, and Wyeth to name a few). Talk about an honor!!!
The Gallery Reception was so much fun, and the fact that I got to spend time with my friend (and mentor) Caitlin (who was also included in the Gallery for her United We Feed images) and her beautiful family, as well as some fellow Photographer friends who came to support us only added to the level of fun and excitement. Not to mention, I got to take my wonderful husband as my amazing date!
All around, it was such a great experience! For those who are local, the PHOTOgraphy 2015 show runs until August 15, so head on down to the Sketch Club and check out all the amazing images! And, in the meantime, I'm playing the waiting game for a few other things, too!
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