Feb 11 2009

JamieRood.com & ArtOfTexas.com on new server

Gosh busy weekend* porting websites, and databases for blog, online store and artists forum over to a new hosting service. The old one was just down most of the time and had to be done. If anyone encounters problems, please comment here….

* guess weekend ends Wednesday in the wee hours of the morning ;)

Feb 7 2009

‘First Friday’ at Framers Gallery in Georgetown Texas

Last night I was at Framers Gallery for the ‘First Friday’ event in downtown Georgetown where I met more of the staff and gallery patrons.

As I stated previously in my blog, I had been concerned about being in a gallery and was looking for the right energy for my work. When I met Fred, the gallery owner @ an event, I felt good about it and decided this would be the first gallery I placed my work into. I had had my 3D reliefs in nice retail locations but had not pursued this since I switched to my photography.

The staff, artists and friends of Framers Gallery has been very welcoming & supportive. I get the feeling this is more a family than snooty gallery ;)

The atmosphere is different in the gallery than I experience at art shows and other events. Fortunately I was able to witness my first canvas sales at the gallery and interact with the patrons who bought my work :) I love making that connection, and one thing I want to work on is to provide information cards for those who purchase online or in galleries when I’m not present. Had done this before but wasn’t quite happy with the result.  I’m now in a better position through experience and making it a priority.

To everyone I met last night thanks for the conversation and look forward to seeing you again soon :)

Feb 6 2009

You know the portfolio is growing when…

Today I was attending an event at the Business Success Center here in Austin and at the end I picked up a brochure and thought ‘what a neat image on the cover’ ….

– then it hit me: it was mine! :0

I had done it for then a while back and its even in my inventory ;)

guess thats a good compliment for myself then… :)

Feb 4 2009

Framers Gallery in Georgetown

This week I delivered 18 works on canvas to Framers Gallery at 610 S. Main in downtown Georgetown. The works will be on display throughout the month and I will be there Friday evening Feb 6 from 6:30p-9p for the ‘First Friday’ event they have downtown.