Posies goes to Lexington, MA

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I am pleased to announce that, after a few month’s pause, the Pocketful of Posies Traveling Exhibit has resumed and will be shown in several venues this year. Just yesterday, Rob and I drove to Lexington, MA, to deliver and hang 33 original embroidered illustrations from the book. Luckily, it wasn’t snowing that day, but there were tall walls of snow lining every street and sidewalk around town!

My artwork is on display at the Lexington Public (Cary Memorial) Library, Lexington, Massachusetts from now until March 30th. The exhibit is in the meeting room gallery, so I recommend contacting the library ahead to find out when the room is not being used for an event. It would be disconcerting to make the trip and find out that there’s a meeting going on in the room. I’ll be giving an Artist Talk and book signing on Wed., March 4th @ 7:00 pm. A collection of wee folk dolls from my new book, Felt Wee Folk – New Adventures will make a special appearance!

This exhibit came about because someone came into the library last year looking for my work. When she found out that the Pocketful of Posies Traveling Exhibit  was actually in Lexington, Kentucky, she suggested that the library get in touch with me to see if it could come here, too. Well, I’m happy that they did and we arranged to have a show this month.

The next stop on the tour is April 2 – 29 at the Newton Free Library, Newton, Massachusetts, with an Artist Talk on April 21 @ 7:00 pm.

Then the artwork will go south to these locations:

August 17 – Sept. 25, 2015 at the Harford County Public Library, Bel Air Branch, 100 E. Pennsylvania Ave, Bel Air, Maryland.

Oct. 17, 2015 – Feb. 28, 2016 at the Upcountry Museum – Furman University, Greenville, South Carolina. Artist talk to be announced.

Will there be any more shows after this? Perhaps.The artwork has been touring for 5 years, and at this stage, I’m involved with other projects and am too busy to search out for more locations and send out proposals. But, I’m always willing to discuss the idea with interested venues who contact me.

3 thoughts on “Posies goes to Lexington, MA

  1. Salley, It is amazing how much you teach me.
    How does one go about getting a library, museum or gallery to host an exhibition of your work or any artist work?
    GOD Bless, Rebecca

    • Hi Rebecca,

      Thank you for your interest in my exhibit. There isn’t one way to go about bringing artwork to the attention of a venue. Every artist has a different story to tell. For my shows, sometimes they come about after I’ve sent proposals, but more often, people from libraries and museums contact me. Word about my work had spread through the internet and other media outlets. Sometimes a patron will appeal on my behalf to the venue, as was the case in Lexington, MA. Showing the work closer to home is more doable, because I can deliver the artwork myself. For places far away, like in the west, the shipping costs can be a challenge for the host, so they have to really want the exhibit. I hope this information was a little informative!

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