was so well organized and truly quite fun!
It was a little disconcerting to give a "pitch" 18 times in a row and not talk too fast and make important points in that brief time.
But I did.
Not every gallery/venue was going to be the right one for me.
I got several who wanted to know if I had prints made of my art.
But I can take a hint.
I will be getting prints made ASAP.
Art is everywhere.
Went to a great art supply store in Salem, called The Art Department - and I met a very nice woman there who was very helpful and she had some of her
art displayed there.
I liked her work!
Then we meandered over to a gallery that I have looked at online and I recently saw a segment on Oregon Art Beat on my local public TV station about the Mary Lou Zeek Gallery.
This art gallery really appealed to me. I did not see one thing in there that I would not be pleased to own.
That says a lot!
The woman (Tina?) working there was personable and we had a great chat.
I must mention meeting Janet Ogdahl, who owns a quaint and fun filled clothing and accessory store called Ma Valise, right down the block from the Zeek Gallery.
The building that Janet owns that houses her store is quite an architectural oddity for Oregon.
I asked her about it and she was very gracious and told me
the history of her building.
I am a fan of Oregon architecture and it was nice to talk to another fan!
Then off to another art gallery at the Bush Barn Gallery!
I had no idea that Salem had such a lively art scene!
A stop in Newberg was next!
Newberg Friends Cemetery
Coffee Cat window...
Did a little walk-through of this one in Newberg.
Then time for a cup of coffee.
Stopped at the Coffee Cat Coffehouse in Newberg.
I will have art displayed there in August, and I had not been there before and I will say with no bias - I had a great Americano there! Strong and not bitter.
I parked in the back parking lot and there was a dumpster
for cardboard there.
Oh, my heart sang when I saw that dumpster!
Here is why: