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(posted on 11 Feb 2014)

We surprised a lot of people with our energetic show of works by myself Rod Winning and Dennis SNL Walsh. The show was perfectly hung by our gallery manager and friend Lea Price. We did a lot of marketing via print, newspaper and social media surprise art show facebook page to ensure a good turnout. Then of course the work to get paintings done and ready to hang.

We instituted a dot system where each attendee placed a red dot on their fav painting of mine and fav of Dennis. I had over 300 dots on my paintings and I know which the people liked the most and just importantly which didn't get any dots. Important in future painting if one expects to make any sales although I would still have to paint for myself first.

Over 60 entries to the art contest which was juryed by FCA member Marlene Strain and her art class. Prizes will be awarded Feb 13th at the GAllery 1710 Tsawwassen BC to 7 winners Plus the winners of the draw door prizes.

The reception on Jan 30 was well attended by over 100 people who enjoyed the fab food by Corrine, Jackie and MaryAnn. One patron said ' you guys have set a new standard for art show food after 40 years of cheese & crackers'.Kudos to the cooks!

The Piano Bar entertainment in the gallery provided by Jim Olsen, professional musician, teacher and Royal Conservatory National Adudicator. Jim entertained everyone with his wide selection of music.

The continuous slide show of our works was shown to music in the Workshop Bistro, set up with coffee tables and chairs where the food was set out for all to enjoy the good food and relaxed atmosphere. We had help from several members of the South Delta Artists Guild as well as good support from the local Delta Optimist Newspaper with a nice article and photo. Our professional photographer took good pictures of our paintings and the show and people too for use in any further promotions. The Surprise Art Show facebook page will become our combined page to show up coming events. Like us there.

Thanks to all who came, bought, enjoyed, painted and had fun. I never did meet Harry Bellick but he wrote a great critique on the show. Nice to get good comments and reports.Sea Passage