Sunday, May 15, 2011

Vernisage

It's official friends. I have an MFA!

Our final thesis show last night was a wild success. I sold a few paintings and was approached by 2 galleries that wanted to represent me (what?!). Unfortunately, they said they'd have to wait until I got back from India, but just the offer alone felt totally surreal.


For those of you who made it out, thank you so much. Seeing all your beautiful faces made the night even more precious. And for those of you who couldn't get in because the line wrapped around the building (yikes!), the show is up for 1 more week.



Here's a before and after shot of the venue to give you an idea of what Ken and I have been up to the past week: 

Before (that's me in the corner sanding/spackling looking like I'm in time-out):


And after (look at them smooth walls!):










I finished two new paintings in the nick of time for the show, but I haven't taken decent photos yet so you'll have to wait 'til next week to see. In the meantime, head on over to Treasure Island and catch a glimpse in person. :)

Here's to graduations and new beginnings!

India, here. I. come.

30 comments:

  1. Hooray! Big grats on your graduation and what looks like a very successful vernisage. I just love that painting with the two girls in pink (?) dresses!

    Happy Sunday :)

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  2. Congrats Kimia! The show looks great... I love the different sized canvases altogether... well done and good luck with the big move :)

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  3. Congratulations, Kimia! I hope you're bursting at the seams with pride right now, because your work is amazing. Good luck with your move. I really can't wait to hear all about it. (Insert jealousy here.) haha. :]

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  4. Congratulations and enjoy Your hard earned rest!

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  5. Yay!! Congrats! The show looks fantastic, you should be proud! :)

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  6. Congratulations!! This looks like an amazing show and thats wonderful news on the gallery prospects too. All very much deserved. Enjoy your trip and the inspiration that follows!

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  7. wahooo! you my dear have a lot to be proud of! congrats & good luck with the move . India will be quite the adventure, how long will be there?

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  8. Congratulations Kimia!! You, your paintings, and your family (Kenny included:) look beautiful. Enjoy India, and good luck with your art!

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  9. Congratulations! What an accomplishment. You look just giddy and I am so happy for you!

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  10. Fabulous Kimia! I love your art! Those two galleries would be so lucky to be able to represent you! I had the opportunity to view your art in your parents home and was in awe. Congratulations! Much love to you. Sandy Ventura Gordon

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  11. Your work looks fantastic Kimia. Congratulations. You and your work are just beautiful. Thanks for the first photo - you are standing in front of my favourite piece. Exciting times ahead indeed. Hugs, Stephie x

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  12. congratulations! your work looks fantastic!

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  13. Congratulations, my friend! So thrilled for you.

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  14. Your work is amazing! I'd love to see it in person someday. Congrats on everything!!!

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  15. wow congratulations, that is so amazing that they want you in their galleries!!!

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  16. Oh, how wonderful! And such exciting news!

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  17. Congratulations! It looks beautiful!

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  18. congrats! this looks like such an amazing place!

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  19. Your smile is RADIANT!! Congrats on such a significant milestone!

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  20. Congratulations Kimia!!!!!!! What a wonderful exhibit. Here's to the very best and brightest future for you :)

    Cheers!

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  21. Congrats! That's such exciting news!! Your work is amazing : )

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  22. Congratulations Kimia! You're so talented, and it's so exciting that you're moving to India now. Keep us posted!

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  23. HUGE congrats. You + your display both look stunning! And hooray for new beginnings!

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  24. CONGRATULATIONS!! The paintings look ah-may-zing and so do you!! I want one in my house!

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  25. Wishing you every success and satisfaction in your most promising career! Your striking work will surely continue to bring joy to many! Thank you! Hooper

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  26. Congrats, that's great news and enjoy your trip to India!! I'm sure you'll come back with loads of inspiration!

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  27. i'm so in love with your art! the way you paint light is - well, it somehow reminds me of sitting under a tree and watching the sun dancing through the leaves. so beautiful.

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  28. Congratulations!!! Your work is so extraordinary! I feel like every piece is just so moving. You are brilliant.

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