Hanging the Phinney Show was an interesting experience. After putting so much work and time into each piece it was now time to turn it over to someone else’s vision. I felt lucky to be at the hanging, many artists don’t get to participate in how their work is hung.
The Gallery coordinator, Jeanne Dodds, was lovely to work with, very open and communicative. Ann Maki, the other fiber artist in the show, and I had met in September to decide on the theme for the show. The three of us met at the Gallery in December to discuss the division of the space between the two artists and any special needs we would have for hanging our work.
When the date came to install the work I was surprised to find out that there was a volunteer photographer, Elisa Sherman, there to document the installation for the Phinney blog. She took some really great photos (seen here) and I got to feel like a rock star!
I had planned from the beginning to be there for the installation because we were hanging the big panels from Seen/Unseen. Jeanne hung some wires ahead of time and it was easy to suspend the pieces from them, but you never know if some problem will come up when installing big pieces. There were four great volunteers from the Phinney Center also there to help and the whole thing went very smoothly. It was a great experience. Thanks to the Phinney Neighborhood Center for being a place for art.