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Friday, August 1, 2014

A Pop-up Exhibit

So "pop-up exhibit" is probably not an official term, but when thinking about the exhibit I was juried into today I felt like I had just experienced one.  I guess it is because I've been hearing about pop-up businesses that open quickly in a temporary location, intentionally operate for a short time and then close.  Having just announced a reception one week before the event, I thought well here I go again.  However, this time I truly didn't know I was going to be in the exhibit until one week before the reception.
Messengers by April M Rimpo

Now this is not a new thing in the art world, an organization decides to have people deliver art to their gallery for an exhibit, the pieces are juried, then the artists are notified whether they got into the show or if they have to return to pickup their art because it was not accepted.  When I've participated in these exhibits before, the time between dropping off and picking up unaccepted work was several days.  Today I dropped off my painting just before noon and by 4:30 I knew my painting had been accepted.  The quickness of the process made me think of "pop-up".  I admire how organized this group is to be able to collect a large amount of work in a short time and decide the results so quickly. Congratulations to the talent of their jurors.

The organization holding this exhibit is Artists' Gallery of Columbia.  It is a cooperative gallery that once a year, for the last seven years, invites people who are not members to submit art for an exhibit called "Local Color".   The reception will be on Friday, August 8th from 6 - 8 pm, in the American City Building, 10227 Wincopin Circle, Columbia, Maryland 21044. 

I submitted my watercolor "Messengers",  This painting traveled to Louisiana earlier this year for the Louisiana Watercolor Society for their Annual International Exhibition, but I believe this is the first time this piece will be shown locally.  I'm look forward to sharing it with local friends.  

You can read more about Messengers here.

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I look forward to hearing from you. - April

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