The Christchurch Art Show

Anna Cull Artist Pass 2015

The Christchurch Art Show has come and gone… and what a fantastic event it was!

It was a privilege to be part of such a wonderful event. I met a lot of very talented artists and spent the weekend surrounded by beautiful art, quirky and unusual art, colourful and inspirational art…

We set everything up on Thursday afternoon. The installation went mostly according to plan with only a few minor adjustments (I was given a corner spot and had to swap the panels over so that my table, portfolio and business cards were on the right, see below). The plan continued to evolve over the weekend.

Opening night was a lot of fun — wine, cheese, good conversation — and the three (long) show days ended up going by very quickly. I was thrilled to discover that The New Zealand Artist magazine posted a photo of me and my work on their Facebook page. I’ve made dozens of new artist friends, I must’ve spoken to hundreds of people, and I even sold a couple of paintings while I was there. Yes, I’m very happy with my first art show.

The exhibition plan wasn’t the only thing that evolved over the weekend… I went from feeling like the new kid on the first day of school (will they like me? will I fit in?) to having a real sense of belonging. Going into the weekend was like coming to the high point of a very steep learning curve. I’m now buzzing with ideas and entertaining all sorts of possibilities : )

The Christchurch Art Show 2015, opening night
The Christchurch Art Show 2015, opening night

My thanks to you all for your kind words and encouragement and for supporting me on my big adventure. And yes, I’ve already started planning for next year’s show. First thing’s first though, I really need to catch up on some sleep.

14 thoughts on “The Christchurch Art Show

  1. Congratulations Anna , and thanks for posting that super picture showing your good self beside your gorgeously ‘Anna colourful paintings’ from these last few months !
    Lovely to hear how well it all went for you x

    1. Ah Poppy, thank you. It is a colourful collection, isn’t it?! And yes, proof that I was there too.

      I’ve come away from the weekend more determined than ever to make a go of being an artist (whatever that means). I’ve learned so much and can’t wait to do it all again next year — and knowing what I know now, there are a number of things I would do differently. It’s all good experience though and I wouldn’t have missed it for anything, xxx

      1. It was a great learning experience for you, Anna, and you sold some too! Fantastic!
        Keep dreaming and painting. Best, :O)

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