In February 2017, I received an email from Mary Harding, the director of the George Marshall Store Gallery, asking to visit my studio. She was planning to show the work of Somerville artist, Wendy Prellwitz, and was looking for someone whose work would be a complement. She has a good curator's eye and could see that our work would go together very well. We each approach landscape in our own way, yet Mary -- and we --could see underlying relationships that would unify the exhibit. Mary had been referred to me by Bill Brayton, with whom I had shown a few months before in the exhibit, Inventing 3-D Landscapes. (See my first two blog posts.) and arrived at my studio with the exhibit already in mind. This is not my usual experience when a curator comes to my studio and a very welcome one. The studio visit was just confirmation that the work, in person, was what she had hoped for from looking at my website. A shout out to my photographer, Dean Powell and my website designer, Keyworth Graphics. Mary invited me to visit the gallery before agreeing to show there.
When I went to York the following month, I was impressed by the beauty of the site and location and I loved the gallery. The main space is large, airy, and well-proportioned, the smaller spaces well suited to showing a sole artist or small work . I saw the 2016-17 Winter Show; a diverse collection of art well arranged. It was easy to decide that, yes, I did want to exhibit there.
Phyllis currently works in Somerville, Massachusetts at her studio in the Brickbottom Artist Building, of which she is a founding member.