Monday, April 6, 2009

It was Friday morning and as soon as the gallery opened, it was go, go, go! lots of tidying up to do and last minute "tweeking". Everything must be just right - even down to what CD's we are going to play in the background. A beautiful arrangment of heliconias especially ordered have arrived, and now its time to arrange the table, unpacking champagne glasses and chilling the champagne. The afternoon ticks along and before we know it, the artists have arrived in time to meet and greet customers who start arriving around 5pm. There is a real "buzz" in the air and as I look around - it seems everyone is enjoying the evening. Customers enjoy chatting to the artists and generally having a relaxed and wonderful time. Plenty of "red dots" are placed on the paintings, and the artists can relax as well, comforted in the knowledge the exhibition is off to a great start...(I'm secretly grateful the theme was "outback" influenced and I didnt have those high heels on all day and night). Its been a long day and a long night - but lots of smiling faces making it all worthwhile. Now I look forward to the next three weeks having this wonderful exhibition on show in the gallery - it has been one of best shows so far and we're very excited to have such beautiful artists in our midst - the paintings are just exquisite.
Leigh, Laurindo, Bruce and Denise
smiles all round for a wonderful opening night

Pam Walpole (on the left) with the very happy purchasers of

"Menindee Mist" - congrats..

Guests even travelled from Lota just to be at the

opening (seen here admiring this beautiful piece by Pam Walpole)

A celebrationery champagne to toast a new acquisition

Beachy glamour at Manly on opening night

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