Saturday, August 29, 2009

opening night

Hello, everyone! I hope you're enjoying your weekend.
So the opening was last night, and it was wonderful! I want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart to everyone who came. It means so much! 
Dirty Duality by Scott Murry/Gramps & Scamps by Ellen Crenshaw/The Foxtrot Code by Amanda Atkins
With Maggie and Rachel.
My Dad and I admiring Ellen's work.
My favorite attendee of the show, Althea.
With Ellen and Scott, the best show-mates ever!
Me and Ellen.
With Jackie and Kate.
Some of my pieces!
Shauna, Jackie, and I.
Me and my sister Courtney. :)
one of my three walls!
Afterwards, Jackie, Kate, Shauna, and I went to the South Street Diner, which has become my favorite after-show eating place because we've gone there 3 times now after various shows. :)
Thank you to everyone who came to show support, buy art, or say hi. I had so much fun, saw so many old and good friends, and met so many nice people (and one beautiful dog named Althea). I want to thank my family for all their support and for always attending my shows. And thanks to Ellen and Scott; it is so much fun to work with you. :)
Now that the opening has happened, I'll start posting the new pieces I painted for the show. The show is up at Space 242 until September 18th (gallery hours 6:30 pm to 8 pm on Fridays or by appointment), and Ellen, Scott, and I are giving an artist talk from 7-8 pm on September 15th. I'd love to see you there!
Now I must finish up pieces for the Teeny Tiny Art Show! I'm also moving this week, but I have a few books I want to write about, pictures from Crane Beach, and other things to share soon. I hope you all have an excellent Sunday!


madeleine said...

that looks like a fantastic night, so well done, be very proud etc etc, and i'm so glad all your hard work paid off for you. i cant wait to see some of your new work.

i always love reading your comments,(almost as much as your blog) and i'm so so so pleased that i'm making someone think! it worries me that people are becoming scared to think for themselves instead of taking their time and really learning, so if there's you and me out there trying, maybe education stands a chance? (fingers crossed)

and you were a literature minor? what sort of literature? (they call it english over here, it sounds dull, but i'm hoping to end up with a masters in about ten years, at my rate)

(ps and your outfit, esp your shoes - tres chic!)

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ETCIllustration said...

Congrats on an awesome show, fellow exhibitor!

A Painted Journey said...

Oops - sorry I messed up my original comment, honey!! LOVED attending your opening and meeting so many of your friends, as well as seeing lots of your old friends! So proud of you!... Mumsy

Kate said...

Congrats my dear! It was so great to see the new work!

Amanda Atkins said...

Ellen, Mom, and Kate, thanks so much! :) I'm glad you were all there.

And Madeleine, thanks so much for the beautiful comment! I mostly focused on English Literature. I loved it so much. It balanced out the art classes so nicely. A masters in literature would be amazing! What are your favorite literature classes?

Kirsty said...

Wow! What a fantastic night! :) Your work looks gorgeous as always!
I also love what your wearing, its so lovely and the bag is perfect :)

Glad you had a wonderful time and congratulations! :)

~ Kirsty x