Cascadia at Collar Works, in Troy, NY

art, embroidery, exhibition, photography

Today I shipped off some work to Troy, NY for Collar WorksCascadia exhibition. As the title of the show suggests, it’s Pacific Northwest themed.

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Here are the three pieces I had accepted–two images from my oyster shucking photo series, and one from a series of embroidered underwater textures.Photo May 15, 2 41 33 PM

It’s a barnacle! Attached to some driftwood from the Oregon coast.

Though this is only the second shipment I’ve sent to a gallery, I do know a few tricks–I worked in OSU’s Fairbanks Gallery for two terms as a gallery assistant. Whenever we opened a crate of artwork, Doug Russell (the gallery coordinator) would have one person photograph each step and another person sketch each piece coming out of the crate. That way, we could fit each piece back into the shipping container properly without too much guesswork.
Photo May 15, 3 57 06 PMWith that in mind I sketched out my own helpful(?) diagrams on how my work is packaged. Not that two frames and a chunk of driftwood are as difficult to pack into a box as a whole set of different artworks, but hey! It can’t hurt, right?

Cascadia will be on display Friday May 31st, 2013 – Friday June 21st, 2013.

Opening Reception: Friday May 31st, 2013 from 5 to 9 pm. If you find yourself in Troy, NY you should stop by! They have a super sexy gallery space.

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