Thank you to everyone who braved the cold to come to our art show last night! Your warmth and enthusiasm made all our hard work worthwhile. It was a smallish crowd (approximately 25 people), but everyone who came engaged wholeheartedly with the art and the artists. Our guests were sincerely interested in our work and our artistic processes, and we appreciated the opportunity to receive feedback. In addition, we were grateful and proud to see two of our artists make sales. When one of us has success, it is a success for us all.
NIA Fine Art Friday brings to a close a full year of work that involved meetings, fundraisers, group and solo art-making, event planning, marketing & promotion, and the installation and execution of our exhibit. Some of our efforts proved more effective than others, but we learned by doing. Each of us has evolved and can apply her experience toward any number of future artistic endeavors.
What becomes of the NIA concept now? For now, we are taking a hiatus as each artist focuses on new projects and goals. Christopher W. Berry is working on deepening his connection to the abstract art community. Christina Bosco and Terrie Byrne are looking into entering art fairs and festivals. Dean Johnson is completing private commissions.
When NIA returns, some of us will have moved on, and there might be some new faces -- as there have always been through our storied history. NIA will continue to make room for emerging artists to gain hands-on experience and interaction with potential fans and buyers.
Like true artists, we will create something out of nothing. For now, we return to the void.
Christopher W. Berry