So it's official. The Artshop is up and running and we had our very first Opening. To say the least it was a grand success. Add 3 cases of champagne,
I was a little disappointed that the Mayor didn't show up, but
The whole evening went off without a hitch. (With the exception of the one snarky French broad who kept complaining that there wasn't enough Champagne. I ever so politely reminded her *catch the sarcasm* that she was at an art gallery not a restaurant. That was the last I heard out of her....which is a good thing because I didn't want to have to bitch-slap someone at our first Opening. Bitch-slapping at a second or third opening? OK, Fine. But bitch-slapping at an inaugural opening? I just feel like it sets a bad precedent and therefore try to avoid it if possible.)
Oh, and I made a major painting sale (one of my largest for this year) within the first 30 minutes. And you can see from the following photos, the Mail Art exhibition was a real hit with all the visitors.