Saturday, April 17, 2010

New Solo Show at the Sanger Branch Library

Last Monday, Roy and I took 18 full sheet paintings--
watercolor and mixed media--to the Sanger Branch Library
in Downtown Sanger, CA. It took a couple of hours
for one of the librarians to hang the paintings, with our help.
I haven't had a show at the library before, but I decided to hang large paintings there because of the high ceilings and spacious walls.

It certainly wouldn't have been something we would have
wanted to do--not me, for sure, because I am absolutely NO
good on a ladder. I do NOT like heights at all. But we helped with carrying, handing them up, and preparing the "cards" to hang with each painting.

I had decided to include a description card for each painting
so that people can read them and know more about why
and how each painting was created. If the venue is agreeable,
I have been using them at all of my shows and I find that they make a big difference. People seem to take time to read them and to "browse" more slowly when they have them than when they don't.

Here you see
several views of
the show, from
different angles.
Most of the
paintings hang in a
group of 3, but there
are three (like "Hocus
Pocus", below)
that hang in a narrower space by themself.

"Cosmic Quilt" also hangs alone, as does
"Strong Language". In the next few shots, you
see "panoramic views" of one wall in each photo.

The library is located at 1812 Seventh Street. The cross street is DeWitt Avenue and the phone number is 875-2435 so you can call for directions or to check on library hours. Going east on Jensen Ave. through town, turn right (south) on Hoag and go less than 1 block to turn (left) into the parking lot at the back of the library which is right on Seventh Street.

I hope you can view the show while it is in Sanger. It will probably be there until June. I will post hours of operation and the exact ending date of the show here. The only bad thing about showing so many paintings at the library is that I don't have many at home for the Open Studio Tour on May lst.

Guess I'd better get to work, framing etc! If you see the show, tell me which is your favorite painting, if you don't mind. We artists LOVE feedback and often we don't get much. It really does help us to know which paintings are appealing to people and why. Thanks!


  1. This is actually how I found your blog. I loved the pictures you have in the library. By some luck I haven't been in the Sanger Library since 7th grade and I'm now a jr. in college, but I went in and saw your work. It's so facinating and new. Like nothing I've seen before. Kudos.

  2. Dear Ashley:

    Thank you SO much for taking the time to look up my blog and to come here and comment. I am so glad that you saw the 18 paintings I have at the Sanger Library and that you liked them. It is really a nice place to have a large body of large works hanging and I'm happy that I had the opportunity. I hope that you'll check back to my blog from time to time and maybe sometime you can come to a show I'm doing somewhere and we'll actually have a chance to meet. Thanks again!