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Title: Postcard for my show at a gallery!
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on September 24, 2014, 09:49:45 AM

I'm still in a daze because starting Oct 8th, and for a month, I'll be the featured artist at a prestigious gallery in Midtown Sacramento. They've just finalized the postcard which will be mailed to several 1000's of recipients. It will begin with a private show that will benefit a local nonprofit that provides a safe haven for women of domestic abuse. Many of my paintings are based on the names of their safe house - these penguins are one such example.   I have to split the sales proceeds with the gallery 42.5%/42.5% and 15% to the nonprofit….but it's worth it for the publicity and credibility I'll receive in exchange.

None of this would have been possible if not for the amazing lessons I've learned from Dennis & Nolan as well as the enormously beneficial feedback from the PB community.  I can't thank you all enough! Of course, I'll be basket case the day of Oct 8th worrying if anyone shows up!!  Keep your fingers crossed and stay tuned for updates! 
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Post by: Sherri on September 24, 2014, 10:45:11 AM
Congratulations Sharon.  So proud for you!!!!

Sherri
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Post by: ncwren on September 24, 2014, 10:45:45 AM
  Wow Sharon-I know nothing of this kind of stuff, but it looks very 'polished' and professional to me!  Well done and good luck with your show!  O0
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Post by: Bellarina on September 24, 2014, 12:06:06 PM
 :clap: :clap: this is fantastic news.  Relax and enjoy the ride.
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Post by: Danielle123 on September 24, 2014, 12:16:01 PM
Great publicity, you are on your way to stardum,  all will be fine, anxious for the outcome.
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Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on September 24, 2014, 12:18:11 PM
Thank you my friends! I just dropped off 10 pieces to the gallery. Will bring the rest by on Monday when I'll meet with the curator to price everything. Next step - the marketing!! Oh, and try to paint another picture or two between now and then!!
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Post by: nolan on September 24, 2014, 12:43:23 PM
brilliant, you are going to do well and I know this is going to open a heap of doors for you Sharon :congrats: :gl:
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Post by: dennis on September 24, 2014, 01:07:30 PM
 :cheering: :cheering: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: :gl2:
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Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on September 24, 2014, 02:31:34 PM
Thanks, Nolan and Dennis - no matter what happens, I'm going to enjoy this opportunity!
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Post by: sally13 on September 24, 2014, 02:45:31 PM
How exciting for you Sharon. I love the postcard. You will do wonderfully im sure. All your hard work will pay off, you ll see. :yippee:
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Post by: mea hamo pena on September 24, 2014, 04:02:19 PM
FABULOUS, Sharon.  So good to see your talent getting the recognition it deserves!!!

Look forward to seeing how this progresses.  Wished I lived in Sacramento to go to the gallery to cheer you on.

aloha

mea
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Post by: lynn p. on September 24, 2014, 07:27:45 PM
Sharon, I just popped in and saw this.  I LOVE your postcard and how generous of you to do this for charity.  I am certain your hard work, wonderful talent and kind heart will return to you seven fold.  I too wish I could come to Sacramento!!!!
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Post by: Steven on September 24, 2014, 09:18:07 PM
Well done Sharon and good luck with the gallery, I know it will be a great success!   :clap: :clap:  O0
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Post by: Val on September 25, 2014, 02:12:28 AM
Sharon my love, you are going to do brilliantly. All you have to do is take a deep breath, relax, and bask in the glow of a highly successful showing.(https://d326oobcc22bax.cloudfront.net/content/50136/1507119.GIF) (http://www.Quebles.com/Hotmail-Tools/Emoticons/)
So get gussied up and have a ball! (https://d326oobcc22bax.cloudfront.net/content/50402/1508619.GIF) (http://www.Quebles.com/Hotmail-Tools/Emoticons/)

After all.....my crystal ball hasn't let you down yet! (https://d326oobcc22bax.cloudfront.net/content/50402/1508623.GIF) (http://www.Quebles.com/Hotmail-Tools/Emoticons/)
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Post by: Daisyblue77 on September 25, 2014, 03:38:29 AM
Sharon .... I'm so happy for you !!!!   You deserve this opportunity.   

Looking forward to your updates !!!     :yippee:
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Post by: Germa on September 25, 2014, 06:19:01 AM
Am I boring when I just have another WOW for you?

 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :gl: and enjoy!!!
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Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on September 25, 2014, 07:28:13 AM
Thank you so much my dear friends! And I wish all of you could come to Sacramento too. I'll be sure to post photos of the event poster they're creating and of the opening night party. Now I'm off to temple.  Rosh Hanaha, the Jewish New Year, is today and I'm off to sing in the choir and reflect on things I'm grateful for in my life. And high on that list is Paint Basket and all of you. L'shana Tovah - I wish a happy and sweet new year to us all. Xoxo
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Post by: ncwren on September 25, 2014, 02:47:16 PM
Have a blessed New Year Sharon!  :)
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Post by: Lisafromoto on September 26, 2014, 12:52:57 AM
Awesome Sharon,  :gl2: although I know you will do great. I love watching your paintings come together and how professional looking they are when you have finished. Can't wait to see the photos showing how you set out the museum  :clap: :clap: :yippee:
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Post by: mea hamo pena on September 26, 2014, 03:31:26 AM
Sharon,

All the best to you, dear girl.  I am living the artist's dream through you!!

aloha

mea
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Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on September 26, 2014, 09:16:32 AM
Thank you Natalie, Lisa and Mea! And Natalie - the year is off to a very blessed start!
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Post by: dennis on September 27, 2014, 11:20:57 PM
Gag Sameach - Rosh Ha Shanah :cheering:
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Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on September 28, 2014, 11:16:36 AM
Todah Rabah, Dennis!
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Post by: Happychappy on October 05, 2014, 02:12:46 PM
Just seen this post Sharon and I KNOW that the show will be a resounding success.  The 8th is just around the corner and I will be lifting you up in prayer.  Relax and enjoy it, everything will be just fine.   Patricia
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Post by: C.Bodine on October 05, 2014, 04:05:21 PM
Sharon, this is amazing! Congratulations!!!!!!
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Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on October 05, 2014, 04:42:05 PM
Thanks Patricia and Christine! Now that I finished chanting Haftorah at temple yesterday (I was nervous about doing that in front of 900 people - luckily it went really well), I can now worry about whether or not folks will show up on wed! So yes, I'm very excited but scared too. Keep those prayers coming!!!
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Post by: dnaleri3 on October 06, 2014, 04:29:53 AM
Sharon,
I know you are feeling the pressure, but the hard part is done and look at all the fun you had achieving it. All of those great paintings!  :painting: Be praying for you and thinking of you on the 8th. Go have fun with it! You deserve it.
Kris
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Post by: Tania on October 06, 2014, 04:37:47 AM
Very excited for you, Sharon! I am confident your show will do well! Your work is excellent - always eye catching! :D
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Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on October 08, 2014, 08:00:57 AM
Thanks, Kris and Tania! Can't believe tonight's the night!  Trying not to let my stomach get too much into knots right now - just trying to breath and enjoy the moment...stay tuned for updates tomorrow!
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Post by: mea hamo pena on October 08, 2014, 09:59:17 AM
I'm so excited for you, Sharon... it's like opening night and senior prom all rolled into one!!

aloha

mea
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Post by: Fiona on October 08, 2014, 10:07:06 AM
Good luck Sharon - you're going to knock 'em dead   :D
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Post by: nolan on October 08, 2014, 11:42:33 AM
 :gl:
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Post by: Denise808 on October 08, 2014, 12:03:09 PM
Hey Sharon, I just found this thread -- how exciting, this is awesome!! Today is the 8th, so I'm looking forward to hear how it went! Sounds like a dream coming true (just beginning tho), many more blessing to come I know  :smitten:. So very happy for you  :yippee:
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Post by: Annie. on October 08, 2014, 03:03:01 PM
Happy Day 1!
Hope it will be all you wish for  :flowers:
Annie
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Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on October 08, 2014, 08:36:35 PM

Hi everyone! Just got home from the Preview Party for my art show and I had to share with you what happened tonight. At 5:30PM I walked into gallery and saw this sign on the wall and I won't lie - I actually had tears in my eyes! There were approx 70 attendees throughout the evening...the gallery poured wine, a local restaurant donated bbq sandwiches and desserts... and I sold 7 pieces! The Sacramento Business Journal sent their photographer to take pictures of the event and as soon as the photos are on their next online edition I'll share that link here.

The show will be up throughout October and the nonprofit will continue to encourage their supporters to go to the Gallery to buy a painting since it supports their organization. And I'll continue to promote through FB and email blasts - as will the gallery.  I have to say... I'm on Cloud 9 right now! 

Many thanks to everyone for your wonderful comments and best wishes - again, I couldn't have done this without you!
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Post by: Bellarina on October 08, 2014, 11:11:54 PM
CONGRATULATIONS  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: mea hamo pena on October 08, 2014, 11:23:18 PM
Yeah, Sharon.  What a success.  Sounds like a WIN-WIN for everyone who was involved, including the 7 buyers!!

I am so very happy for you.

aloha

mea
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Post by: ncwren on October 09, 2014, 04:08:58 AM
Congratulations!!!  :yippee:
How many pieces did you put into the show?
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Post by: doina on October 09, 2014, 04:20:23 AM
Congratulations!!!! :flowers: :flowers: :flowers:
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Post by: Danielle123 on October 09, 2014, 04:35:58 AM
Wow Sharron this is quite a selfestime bouster,
:smart: :yippee:
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Post by: Daisyblue77 on October 09, 2014, 04:38:08 AM
This is    FANTASTIC   news  !!!   Good for you Sharon.  So happy for you !! ♥
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Post by: Val on October 09, 2014, 05:35:45 AM
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Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on October 09, 2014, 05:53:55 AM
Thanks everyone!! And you're always right, Val!! I have 30 pieces in the show. I sold the last of the 20 limited edition prints of the Oak Park Sign. It actually sold for more than the original I painted in March! 

Hoping to sell a few more before ithe show ends oct 31 - and yes, my confidence soared after last night. Plus I get to donate to the nonprofit. It's all so good!
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Post by: Danielle123 on October 09, 2014, 07:01:36 AM
 :yippee: Fantastique Sharron.
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Post by: Val on October 09, 2014, 10:03:50 AM
 Enjoy the hooplah, you've worked hard...and you've earned it. (https://d326oobcc22bax.cloudfront.net/content/50147/1503451.GIF) (http://www.Quebles.com/Hotmail-Tools/Emoticons/) Cheers!
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Post by: ncwren on October 09, 2014, 10:25:52 AM
Wow! 30 pieces is impressive. Good job!  :clap:
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Post by: nolan on October 09, 2014, 12:14:59 PM
7 down, 23 to go, what an awesome opening night :congrats: :not_worthy: :cloud9:
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Post by: Steven on October 09, 2014, 01:06:26 PM
Brilliant Sharon! O0
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Post by: Fiona on October 09, 2014, 01:21:39 PM
Well done Sharon  :yippee:
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Post by: sally13 on October 09, 2014, 01:42:11 PM
Woweee. That is very impressive Sharon. Its such a good thing you are doing and what a good way to promote yourself. :congrats: :congrats:
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Post by: Sherri on October 09, 2014, 08:25:01 PM
Congratulations. What an exciting opening!!!!  So proud of you!

Sherri
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Post by: Lisafromoto on October 09, 2014, 09:00:19 PM
Wow I go away for a bit and come back to this, absolutely awesome, well done Sharon you deserve it.  :congrats: :congrats: :not_worthy: :not_worthy:  :clap: :clap:

I showed my brother in law in Aussie your work and loved it too.
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Post by: dnaleri3 on October 10, 2014, 03:53:37 AM
Congratulations Sharron. :twothumbs: :twothumbs:
Kris
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Post by: Tania on October 10, 2014, 11:01:08 AM
Awesome! So happy for you! Congratulations!!! :flowers:  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on October 19, 2014, 01:54:37 PM
Great news - because of having an exhibit at the current gallery I'm in, I've been asked to be the featured artist at our local Public Radio Station's 2nd Saturday (the community wide art walk) in February! It will be a 2 hour party, but the art will hang for 2-3 months...they only do this 4 times a year so to be chosen is quite an honor.  All they ask is I donate 10% of the gross revenues to them (they're a nonprofit)...they'll create all of the marketing materials and will advertise the exhibit.  Guess I better start working on pieces for that show now!
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Post by: doina on October 19, 2014, 02:41:54 PM
Congratulations Sharon :clap: :clap: :flowers: :flowers: It is quite an honor. :flowers: :flowers:
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Post by: mea hamo pena on October 19, 2014, 02:46:45 PM
Fabulous news, Sharon!!!

Pretty soon there will be a TV movie about your meteoric rise to stardom in the art world.

aloha

mea
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Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on October 19, 2014, 02:55:08 PM
Thanks Doina and Mea - and ha ha about the TV movie, Mea! If I can choice Sarah Jessica Parker to play me than i may consider approving that!!
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Post by: Tania on October 19, 2014, 03:27:09 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: that is super, Sharon! Congratulations!!
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Post by: Sherri on October 19, 2014, 05:05:45 PM
Great news!!!  Congratulations!!

Sherri
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Post by: nolan on October 19, 2014, 05:09:00 PM
awesome news :congrats:
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Post by: dnaleri3 on October 19, 2014, 05:35:40 PM
And so it begins. Great news, Sharron. Start  :painting: !


Kris
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Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on October 19, 2014, 06:00:06 PM
Thanks everyone! Now I have to come up with a theme and name for the show - and some ideas for new paintings. I'm hoping they'll let me hang any paintings that haven't sold at my current show so that takes some pressure off of me. I'm thinking of Favorite Vacation Spots for the show name and paintings of places I've enjoyed visiting - including a scene or two of Sacramento.
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Post by: Bellarina on October 19, 2014, 08:30:03 PM
Great idea
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Post by: dennis on October 19, 2014, 09:35:30 PM
Great work - you do me proud, Sharon :clap: :clap: :clap: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:
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Post by: Lisafromoto on October 19, 2014, 10:51:26 PM
Awesome, well done Sharon. Name sounds good too. Look forward to seeing each painting grow on PB  :clap: :clap: :yippee:
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Post by: Tania on October 20, 2014, 04:29:04 AM
Sounds like a good theme and a great Segway to some commissions!
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Post by: Val on October 20, 2014, 06:05:09 AM
My crystal ball is glowing!!!  :heeha:     Congratulations Sharon  :congrats:    :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on October 20, 2014, 07:43:51 AM
 :thankyou: my friends!! And I'm glad you like the theme idea - I see so many folks that post their vacation photos on FB and many of them would make great paintings - hopefully this show would encourage them to commission me to paint those...Loving that crystal ball, Val!! And Dennis, I'm so proud and grateful to be one of your students!
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Post by: C.Bodine on October 20, 2014, 08:14:25 AM
Phenomenal, Sharon!!!!  :clap:  :clap:   :clap:
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Post by: jennylynn on October 22, 2014, 12:08:18 PM
brilliant news !! brilliant theme !!  I know you will get plenty of commissions you do fantastic work  O0
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Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on October 22, 2014, 12:31:42 PM
Thanks, Christina and Jennylynn! We're leaving for Chicago on Sat for a week so I'll start of some of the paintings for this show when we return...
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Post by: Denise808 on October 22, 2014, 04:47:41 PM
 :yippee: So awesome Sharon! Though I'm not surprised, I'm very excited for you! Enjoy the journey...... :yippee:
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Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on October 23, 2014, 07:36:02 AM
Thank you, Denise!!