Last year I donated a photograph to the 40th Annual Playhouse on the Square Art Auction. It was my first time ever having a photograph on display, unless you include my senior show for my graphic design degree. (In that case, several other students' families and friends saw some of my work on trifold science-fair-type boards. Nothing to write home about.)
This photograph sold in the 40th Annual Playhouse on the Square Art Auction on April 29th, 2017.
Donating a piece to the art auction not only meant that I was able to help out Playhouse on the Square in a small way (seriously small, but I keep reminding myself that every little bit helps!), but it meant I was eligible to have a gallery at Playhouse on the Square or the Circuit Playhouse during a play's run.
I made a list of my top three choices, and was so thankful to be able to show in March during the play James and the Giant Peach! Roald Dahl has always been one of my favorite authors, and I think it will be so much fun to have my photography on display while this play is performed.
Now it is time to figure out what I'm donating for this year's auction, as well as trying to find what photos I want to display in my show, and what size I want them printed, and how I want to frame and hang them... It's so exciting to be able to focus all of my creativity on this. I think I have a great theme for my show that goes nicely with the play and will catch some eyes... We'll see! I plan to update often about my process of preparing for a show, because it's my first one and I honestly have no clue what I'm doing, so it's going to be amusing.