Exhibition #1: An Opportunity presents itself

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Blog entry by BritBoxmaker posted 04-06-2010 03:57 PM 2160 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The local museum, which I work at as a volunteer part time, puts on month long exhibitions of local associations and art work.

There’s a small glass cabinet (40” x 20” x 9”) there which is rarely used. Our curator, Jenny, has said that I can show some of my boxes in it, any time in the year I like. I’m going for July/August as thats when our school holidays are and visitor figures are highest.

What an opportunity. What to show? At least most of my work is fairly small and I’ll be able to fit some in. Planning, advertising, security, ahhhh! Anyone out there exhibited before and can give me some tips?

This will hopefully be something I can build my self-confidence with.

06/04/10 Martyn

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 04-06-2010 05:02 PM

Martyn, this sounds like an exciting opportunity for you to me. I wish you nothing but the best on the upcoming exhibition.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 04-06-2010 05:26 PM

Martyn, WOW what an opportunity! I would suggest that you put out some business cards or at least post your contact information somewhere close in case someone would like to commision you for further work. CONGRATS!!!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#3 posted 04-06-2010 05:44 PM

Go for the gusto!

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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#4 posted 04-06-2010 10:18 PM

Hi Martyn.. I’ve been enjoying your posts. I,m sure your going to have a lot of fun with this. Keep us posted..Thanks Ron

-- Ron, Michigan

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#5 posted 04-06-2010 10:36 PM

of course you have to put
your name/studioname in there

but for now make a little table
out off two sawhorses and some plywood
with the same messurements
take some clothe you know will match
your boxes and put on the table
arange your boxes on there until
you are satisfied with the look
if you know a person who is great
to arange still life let them look
at it ,talk to them about what
is not working and what does.

I know it just a little room you have to dekorate
but that just make it more importen to arange
things the best possiple way
my advice is donĀ“t put too much in there,
but you will see if you make the mok-up
and use the clothe in the glasscabinet too

you are going to sell yourself so you have to do the best


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David Craig

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#6 posted 04-07-2010 06:24 AM

Great opportunity Martyn and I am happy for you. You put much thought in your work and every piece has a story. Both appeal to the casual visitor and I am sure you will find a way to communicate these to your future audience.

Congratulations to you Sir!


-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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#7 posted 04-07-2010 02:13 PM

Once again many thanks to you all.

Its good here, isn’t it?


-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#8 posted 04-08-2010 01:33 PM

That is great news! You definitely need to get your boxes out there for everyone to see. As you saw on my blog I am new to it also so not sure what kind of guidance I could give. Set-up wise mirrors worked great for me. With the patterns you have on some of your boxes I would think a double mirror effect might look pretty cool. I used cheap, plexiglass frames to hold write-ups on pieces..that worked pretty well.

Well…congratulations on getting this exhibit opportunity! Well deserved.

-- Jeff , Wisconsin Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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