Friday, March 27, 2009

Gallery In The Vines

North of where I live is a place called Edna Valley near San Luis Obispo. It is here that I have my work carried by Gallery In The Vines. It is run by Ex-NY artist Patti Robbins and her husband Robbie....great people! I know, they run it and I'm in there so they have to be great people...no, they really are. Patti is super nice and really understands artists because she is one of them.

I went there yesterday to switch out some work to help spur sales and it's what we do every now and then to keep the work in there fresh. It's always fun to see how the new work will look hanging under lights in somewhere other than my house.

inside the gallery....


Thanks to our sagging...no, demolished economy there have been little art sales lately. Can't do anything about that except paint better while the sales are slumping so when they come back I'll be ready with new work. I don't know why it is but going to any gallery always gets me charged up to do newer, better work....everytime! Sometimes it is because you see someone elses work that inspires you...sometimes it is just seeing your work in there and thinking to yourself I can do better....I will do better. In my situtation it is usually either of these two reasons 50% of the time.

3 of my pieces on the right side...


There are 2 other artist friends from my Guild in there also. I love going in there to see their work under the lights in a gallery environment too. Both very good artists and I'm really proud to be in there with them. Lets hope that galleries across the nation can manage to hang in there despite the lack of sales. Artists are doing what they can to hang in there too and it's getting really interesting.....

6 comments:

Mick Carney said...

Well if anyone deserves to come out the other side of this recession you do. Your work and attitude to your art and that of other people is exemplary.

Ron Guthrie said...

Hi Mick,
Thanks for the good words. This economy is really the pitts. There is so much good work out there not moving. I wish I had to money to buy because there has to be some killer deals right now. Hope it's not as bad over there as it is here....greed and politicians...what a concept.
Ron

Vicki Sergent said...

These certainly look tasty there framed and under the lights.

Teresa said...

These look awesome hanging in the gallery Ron! What is the title of that large one? Has it sold? You work is awesome and is a continued inspiration for me!

Love the Alisos Canyon Sunset too!!!

Ron Guthrie said...

Hi Vicky - Thanks! Yeah, you see them at home for weeks, months and then you see them in a gallery and they always look better.

Hi Teresa - That large painting was done by Patti and I'm not sure what the title is. My guess is she got the ref when she was in China last year. I'm not sure if she moved it out or not though. Thanks!
Ron

Celeste Vaught said...

How nice to see your paintings in the gallery setting. Hang in there!