Getting the word out!

June 5th, 2013

I have an exhibition opening this Friday night in Brattleboro, Vermont. The Gallery in the Woods is eclectic and lovely. All of the work is top notch. I’m very pleased to have been invited to exhibit there. It isn’t in the woods at all, it’s at 145 Main street, right downtown.

This is First Friday in Brattleboro so there are many art venues open late. The opening is from 5:30 – 8:30 at the Gallery in the Woods. And bonus: this weekend Brattleboro celebrates the Strolling of the Heifers event, a uniquely Vermont event. I’m looking forward to being there.

With all of the opportunities to communicate on line, you might think that mailing cards would be a thing of the past, but for me SNAILMAIL is still a good way to get the word out about upcoming exhibitions and shows of my work.

This is the invitation for my exhibition at the Gallery in the Woods in Brattleboro Vermont opening on June 7th.

There’s something special about both sending and receiving  a tangible postcard with a well printed image of my artwork.  That way patrons, clients, friends and family have a tangible representation of the work, plus all of the info right there.

The tough part is selecting which of the images to use on the announcement. I create my own cards, doing the layout and selecting the colors. I have them printed by a company called Overnight Prints. They are prompt and reliable.

I’m fortunate to have a good friend (my husband) who creates the mailing labels for me and steadfastly helps me attach them to the cards. When the stamps and the labels are done, and the email is sent I can breathe a sigh of relief and get back into the studio!

As much as I like snail mail cards, it is also effective, and more environmentally correct to send out an e-announcement. If you’d like to be on my e-list just send me an email at or put your email address in a comment on this post.

Did I get the word out?

Hope to see you at the opening!


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