Friday, September 11, 2015
Akron Art Prize 2015 and HELP! I need you!
Last night I went to the meet and greet for the artists at the Nightlight venue for the Akron Art Prize where my piece was hanging. It was a fun event and I received a lot of wonderful comments about my piece. One of the volunteers told me that several people have asked the price of my piece. I didn't remember that I even put a price on it and she said there was a price in the book. I fell in love with this piece all over again when seeing it hanging at the venue so I am not sure I can part with it now! I asked her what price I put on it. She looked it up and it was $2,200.00! Wow, that is ambitious! I guess I had a feeling 5 months ago that I wouldn't want to sell it! Here it is hanging in the space.
This is where I need your help!
I was asked lots of questions on how I put it together. Of course I had my nifty sample to show which helped. One fellow who works for a gallery in town asked if I would be interested in having a show! Of course I said yes, but I need a body of work. I have one other piece made with t-shirts, but I need a lot more! That is where I need your help. I need more - a lot more - t-shirts for constructing more pieces! I will be spending more time looking for t-shirts at Goodwill, yard sales, and resale shops, but I have found that the good stuff is few and far in-between. That is where you all come in. The more eyes the better! For your help I need to know what I can do in return for finding me shirts and spreading the word in blogland: 1. just pay you for what you find? 2. barter something from my stash? 3. have a giant giveaway? What would entice you?
I would love to find more shirts with bands on them and multiples of the same shirt would be fabulous! I also need to make the show eclectic so pieces with a theme would be in order such professional bicycling racing (such as Tour de France), Harley Davidson, Bruce Lee, the Cleveland Indians (since I am from Ohio and I have seem many of these in the Goodwill, now I will have to buy them!), to name a few. I have a wide range of interests so you never know what strike a bell with me! I think I now have about 4 or 5 R.E.M. shirts so I can see one piece with an R.E. M. theme if I could obtain a few more. That would be a cool piece.
On Saturday my nephew's band plays.
Working the merchandise booth and roadie for the band, hitting a few places to look for t-shirts, and working on my flannel quilt will be what my weekend consists of. What ever your plans are have a wonderful weekend!