The opening reception of my exhibit at the Museum of Florida Art took place last night. Three paintings of mine are included in an exhibit entitled: Equus IV: The Art of the Horse.
I'd post some photos but we were greeted with a sign that forbade such activity. Back to the packed parking lot to put the digital away. Of course, said contraband flashed throughout the galleries. I almost asked those sneaks to e-mail me some pics for the blog as the artwork was impressively strong and the shoulder to shoulder attendance remarkable. Who knew a show of horse art could draw such a crowd? And at a well-respected museum? Made my week, I'll tell ya.
I was also pleased and, well, relieved to be in such good company. I knew only one other artist and it appeared that the quality works were produced by genuine equine artists, not other disciplines who (ugh) decide to paint a horse. You can spot those from a country mile away...
Does that sound elitist? Snotty? I always advise artists to be careful who they exhibit with. Poor, amateur work flanking your artwork will pull it down to that level, regardless of how beautiful it is.