Sunday, January 30, 2011

Solo show at Fuller Hall

My Solo show "People, Places & Things" was hung last week in Fuller Hall at the First Unitarian Church downtown. Today I attended the social hours in between the services in order to meet and greet all the art appreciators. Just before I left today I learned that there were already two sales! Thanks to the Art Wall Committee for selecting me, and for the outstanding job of installing my paintings. It was wonderful FUN to watch people discuss my work...not to mention getting to visit (in-person) with so many supporters of art too.

Fuller Hall, First Unitarian Church, 1011 Southwest 13th Avenue, Portland, OR 97205
Until February 28, 2011

Top Photo: Painting, Celeste Bergin, White Egret, oil on 12x12 gallery wrap canvas
(Update: SOLD!)

24 comments:

Casey Klahn said...

Congratulations!!!

billspaintingmn said...

Celeste! This is great! You continue to impress me with all that you do! All the best to a wonderful artist. Thanks again!

B Boylan said...

That's great Celeste! I've been told by other artists that this venue is great...many art appreciators at this church! And a great pic of you sitting there on the wall!

Becky Joy said...

Love the fluidity of this one with the edges of the egrit. Great color

Anthony Duce said...

Congratulations. Looks like a wonderful show..

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

It's a beautiful show and looks GREAT!! I have to ask: were some of those people actually TOUCHING your paintings?

Congrats on the sales. More to come, I am sure of it! Bravo!

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

Congratulations! The paintings look wonderful on the walls. You also looked so nice for your art appreciators. I had to laugh when I noticed a few people touching the paintings. Kinda a "Wet Paint" don't touch thing. Wet or dry people just need to touch.

Again, Congratulations on your show and on your sales.

Celeste Bergin said...

thanks, Casey, Bill, Brenda, Becky, Anthony, Kvan and Nancy! It was a great day...you would have loved how these people enjoyed discussing the art...! Some hands/fingers were close, but they didn't actually touch the paintings...it's an optical illusion. :)
Thanks all for the comments!

Sheila said...

Congratulations young lady! Solo show AND sales! I need to rub my paintings on my monitor with your blog on the screen for luck.

Jane said...

Congratulations Celeste! Must be such a personal satisfaction. And you certainly deserve it.

AutumnLeaves said...

Beautiful piece and I recognized this egret immediately. They have such a look of elegance in the sky, don't they? This is such a nice venue for a show and it looks like a pretty nice turnout too. Congratulations, Celeste!

Ralph said...

Well done on the two sales though I am not at all surprised. Glad to see all is going well with you .

Kathy said...

Congratulations, Celeste!! I wish I could see your show and I'm so glad your work is selling. It's gorgeous!

Ann Buckner said...

Impressive looking show and congrats on the sales. Hope there are lots more.

Linda Popple said...

Celeste, CONGRATULATIONS! I enjoyed seeing your paintings hung and people admiring them. They look beautiful on the wall. I wish I could see them in person. Well done!!

Stephen Parker said...

Congratulations on your solo show, Celeste. The work looks fabulous, and covers such a wide range of subject matter. Really beautiful stuff.

SKIZO said...

Thank you for sharing
those amazing work

Congratulations

Dean H. said...

Your work looks wonderful...Congratulations, Celeste!

I remember when you first took up oils at Wet Canvas around '04. like the ciggy ad used to say...You came a long way, "baby"! Lol.

hw (hallie) farber said...

What a wonderful show and so many people. They all seem intrigued with your work--you should be walking on air.

PAMO said...

Congratulations Celeste! I can only imagine what a beautiful show it is. And how cool that the patrons get to know you in person.

Congratulations again. Your success is hard earned and well deserved.

SamArtDog said...

It's a beautiful show. I love seeing all these faces looking at your paintings like hungry people being fed. You must be proud.

Suzanne said...

Celeste, what a great looking show! And perfect arrangement as you had mentioned.
Congradulations on the sales and compliments you received.

SUSAN RODEN said...

Congratulations on the sales Celeste!
The White Egret is amazing.

L.Holm said...

Congratulations on all of your sales, Celeste. It looks like a fantastic show!