Posted by: MtnWoman Silver | May 6, 2014

When the Universe Smiles

Road-to-Glory

I have been painting for over 40 years. My work has been included in five one-person shows and many group shows, both juried and non-juried. I have won awards at every level, but never have I received as much publicity as I did during my last show called Sounds of Self exhibited from March 7-29 at In Your Eye Gallery in the Paseo Arts District of Oklahoma City.

Slice magazine (http://issuu.com/sliceok/docs/slice-march-2014 You’ll have to turn the pages to page 86 or 89?) which is the source of what is going on in OKCity, included my show in their Top 10 Picks of things to do in March. In February, I received a call from Molly Evans, a reporter for KGOU, the NPR radio station in Norman, asking for an interview which included watching me paint in my studio. I agreed and this feature was aired on March 9 (http://kgou.org/post/painting-your-own-beat). Finally, on March 6, I was contacted by Galen Culver of NBC’s station, KFOR-TV, wanting to do a feature on me painting for his show, “Is This a Great State or What?”, that is part of the 5:00 o’clock news. This show aired on March 17 (http://kfor.com/2014/03/18/great-state-oklahoma-city-artist-uses-music-to-paint/).

As a professional artist, I have always worked very hard. I have a fine arts degree in painting. I completed a year of post-graduate study in desktop publishing and graphic design. I have taken workshops in marketing and have read many books and articles on the “business” of art. I have learned that you can control many aspects of being an artist, but whether you achieve success in the form of fame and fortune is out of your hands unless you already have the connections or wealth to promote yourself. There is an element of luck or magic. I still have far to go on the road to success as an artist, but this past March, the Universe was definitely smiling.

©MtnWomanSilver2014


Responses

  1. It’s begun to happen for you Silver. I’m so pleased for you.

    • Alice, “begun” is the key word. I’m hoping I have enough energy left in my life to continue.


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