Monday, March 1, 2010

The Cafe

And it's finished - another cafe/restaurant portrait with a yellow background:

"The Cafe"
Collage on paper

The Cafe by collage artist Megan Coyle

This afternoon I installed my show at Arlington Central Library's East Gallery space. I'll post a few pictures of the exhibit when I upload the pictures from my camera. Luckily I didn't need to nail holes in the wall when installing this show - which is always a challenge for me. I typically find myself trying to cover up mistakes I've made from hammering by hiding holes in the wall with the frames of the hanging artwork. So it was nice that the library used metal rods for their artwork which made the installation fairly easy and straight forward to do.

I also received a pleasant surprise today - a letter from the Washington Art Association regarding the portfolio I submitted to them for a work on paper show. They're interested in the piece I did, "The Commuters," and would like to see a series of work that looks like that particular collage. So it was nice not to receive a generic rejection letter - and instead receive a somewhat lengthy letter wanting me to resubmit more work.

Anyway, I'm off to do some late night studio work. I hope everyone had a happy first day of March! (and Monday too of course)


Lori said...

Wow- Congratulations! That's awesome that they want you to submit more work. Great new collage :)

Joan Elizabeth said...

Such exciting news ... you are getting really busy with your work now and it seems to be paying off.

brigittemarie said...

Congratulations! You certainly deserve the lengthy letter :) Love the colors in this collage

Amy C said...

fantastic congratulations, its always fun to work on a series, I am looking forward to seeing it!
The Cafe looks great.

Nicky Linzey said...

Another stunning piece of work Megan, no wonder they want to see more!

Christina said...

congratulations to you!! this piece is wonderful!
: )