After 12 years of running Art and Soul Studio/Gallery, I am making some changes.
As of June 1, 2012, I have begun a new venture, a division of Art and Soul Studio/Gallery named Gallery 109.
An opportunity arose whereby I was able to access a wonderful space in downtown High River, and create something new. As more opportunities to teach, learn, and travel have increased, I made a decision to change the way things have been done in the last 12 years. With Gallery 109, I invited artists that have been represented in Art and Soul Studio/Gallery to become their own businesses, and all of it happens under one roof.
This is not a cooperative gallery, but a collective.
We each put up our own work, get 100% of our sales, but we pay a portion of the rent, and we sit a portion of each month. It is, I think, the best of both worlds for all of us. We each benefit by having 7 days a week exposure on a fantastic street in a great location, and only have wear the retail hat 3 days a month. That leaves so much more time for me to create!
It’s a bittersweet thing, but it is also exciting. It feels very much like the right thing to do at this time of my life!
And so, I welcome you to come and visit me at Gallery 109!
I will still keep the former Art and Soul Studio/Gallery as my studio and personal gallery. I also hope to host ocassional shows and events, quite likely involving many of the artist/friends I’ve worked with in the past!
And so, here’s to new beginnings!