Monday, October 18, 2010

Marion Street Gallery

Last month I attended an art opening at Marion Street Gallery where Susan Hong-Sammons was displaying her art.  Susan has been a blogger friend of mine for quite a while.  I've always admired the fact that she and Karen Phipps brave the elements and paint plein air in all kinds of weather, including our freezing cold Chicago winters.  

Susan's paintings are stunningly beautiful in person and they give off a kind of energy in the room.  I was encouraged to join this charming gallery with my own work and this month (last Friday) I put up six of my own paintings.  Thank you, Susan!

If you're in the Chicago area, please stop by the Marion Street Gallery.  The next artist's opening will be December 10th and should be quite the holiday gala!


Marion said...

Hey, I love the street name! LOL! The gallery looks warm and inviting. Even with those thoughtless people blocking your paintings, they still shine luminously on the wall. I wish I could visit the Windy City just to visit the gallery. Blessings!!

susan hong-sammons said...

I am so very glad you're a part of Marion Street Gallery and that we've met in-person. The gallery openings have been a huge success. We're fortunate that the owners love art, the artists they represent, and work hard to represent us.
Happy Painting My Friend!

Manon Doyle said...

Looks so beautiful, Janelle. I'm planning on getting back to Chicago in the new year so I'll plan on going down there.

Caroline said...

Your paintings look lovely framed up Janelle, I think the dark frames and the gold ones really suit your paintings. I wish I could see them for real.
Susan's paintings really are full of sunshine and look very nice against the pine wood wall. I hope you both sell well. Best of luck.

Jill Berry said...

Ahh! It's great to see you two at the gallery with your exquisite work!!

Anonymous said...

i'm a little far away to visit so....wishing you all the best at this new gallery Janelle;)

Art with Liz said...

What a wonderful looking gallery! And well done to be part of it!

Anonymous said...

Janelle, You, your paintings, Susan and Susan's paintings all look GREAT!!!! Looks like a lovely gallery too. Good luck with it all.

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

How delightful. It's always so interesting to find out when two (or ten) artists you've admired online forever know each other in the real world... As a fan of both your's and Susan's, I love seeing these pictures! Your work looks amazing on the wall, congrats on finding a great gallery.

Silver said...

Have a blessed week end!

I posted something today. Good to be back but not sure i can post as often as i would before due to work.

But it's good to be blog walking when i can again..


Marian Fortunati said...

So very exciting!!!


loriann said...

Your work looks wonderful Janelle! Congrats!

Karen said...

Your paintings look wonderful and you both do too! Yay! I'm so sorry I missed you there...but will come over in December!

Patrice Erickson said...

Congratulations! The gallery looks lovely. I will visit the next time in Chicago.

Janelle Goodwin said...

Hi Marion, Ha, I thought you'd love the name. Wish you could visit too!

Hi Susan, I'm so glad I finally met you also, Your enthusiasm and positive energy are contagious. I love this gallery so much and am looking forward to seeing you in December!

Hi Manon, Oh, if you do come down, please let me know so I can meet YOU in person!

Hi Caroline, Thank you for the good thoughts!

Hi Jill, It was so much fun meeting Susan. I would love to meet you sometime!

Hi Rahina, Thank you for the well wishes!

Hi Liz, I think the gallery is charming as well. Thank you!

Hi Maggie, Thank you and I hope all is going well with your watercolor classes!

Hi Diane, I think we should have a blogger's convention sometime. Wouldn't that be fun? Thank you!

Hi Silver, I'm so glad you're back!

Hi Marion, Thanks so much!

Hi Loriann, I wish you could be here too!

Hi Karen, I'm so looking forward to meeting you in December!

Hi Patrice, I've been enjoying your tonalist style paintings. They're lovely!

Betsy said...

Oh, how fun! What a charming gallery and I'm so glad your own art is there now! And how fun to be with your blogger friend! That has to be a real treat!

Celeste Bergin said...

Congratulations on the new gallery, Janelle--your work looks wonderful there!

Philwebservices said...

So nice....i would probably stop on that it ..keep on posting..

Silver said...

How are you!

Wow.. so wonderful to hear you have your paintings displayed in the gallery! Wish Chicago was within my reach to visit those art pieces ..sigh.