I had every intention of posting this two weeks ago, to give you a chance to go see the $100 Show at the Gorilla House! Somehow I forgot, so here I am telling you about it after the fact!
Everything at the Gorilla House was $100, hence the name of the show (duh). A few weeks ago, during one of the live art battles, a woman approached me and said she was interested in purchasing several of my painting. How exciting! She ended up buying four of them – yay!! I always get excited when other people enjoy my work and want to look at it every day! What a wonderful thing!
Since I didn’t post this when I intended to, I will hold a mini-auction, with a minimum bid of $100, for the painting below, on my Facebook page. Just “like” my Facebook page and put your bid in the comments!
Before I went on vacation, I had never heard of Gorilla House. Three days before we left, there was a plumber at our house; he saw me painting and mentioned Gorilla House to me. I was intrigued by the idea of their weekly art battles, and checked them out on Facebook. Two days later, I went to the gallery, and Rich (owner and head Gorilla!) asked me to bring in my art to show/sell at the gallery! So if you are in Calgary, please come by and check it out!
From what I can tell (since I haven’t been yet), the art battles are crazy fun gatherings of people who come to watch artists create art based on really random inspiration (chosen using a spinning arrow and various books and toys), in a two hour time limit. The art is then auctioned off to the crowd of assembled people (or those dragged in off the street – they are in a great location for drawing in people). There are videos of the battles which are fun to watch. I’m attending my first art battle today, so wish me luck! I’m excited!