In April I took a little break from consulting, to put on a solo art exhibit. I showed 22 paintings and other artworks at an academic conference in Vancouver.
This was my first time organizing such a thing, and it was a success! Not only did hundreds of people see interesting art, but the show turned a profit. My contract negotiations, marketing, shipping plans and retail system worked well, and I made good decisions under pressure. I sold 8 original pieces, plus some reproductions, and exceeded revenue expectations by 11%.
Now I’m looking for the next challenge – leading a team, managing a project, solving a problem – knowing that I can do it!
The exhibit catalogue gives references to the academic sources I used in the artworks. This large painting, Axes of Power, was used as the conference’s promotional image: