Yes! Today I took some of my beaded mosaics to place on consignment in New Stone Age Mosaic‘s studio (inside the Cactus Gallery) in Eagle Rock (CA). It was a 70 mile drive one way. It was Friday the 13th and there was pouring rain, there was snow, and there was a whopper of a traffic jam trying to get back home to my golden retrievers.
This is the first time I’ve shown my work outside of the area where I live (except on the web), and I’m excited to see how it’s received there. Cactus Gallery is one good looking gallery! It’s a lively spot of color on a nice, tree-lined street. It’s bright yellow and painted on all sides with beautiful murals.
Mary Clark-Camargo has her studio, New Stone Age Mosaics, in the same building. It is on the side of the building that says Gifts/Gallery. Mary does wonderful mosaics, my favorites are her skulls and her female torsos, beautiful! Mary has graciously decided to showcase some of her favorite mosaic artists on her studio walls and I’m one of them!
Tomorrow, Cactus Gallery and New Stone Age Mosaics will be part of the NELA (North East L.A.) Second Saturday Gallery Night, so I hope they get a lot of foot traffic. Cactus Gallery is truly unique in its gallery of artists and its Argentine roots. What I saw today were the hippest contemporary artists, exquisite Argentine jewelry, handcrafted purses and accessories.
I live on the other side of a mountain range from the L.A. area and, even though I commuted to school there, I have avoided the desire to get involved “down below” as we call it. The traffic is horrendous, but I can no longer deny that the diversity and opportunity are really tremendous.
Wish me luck.