The simultaneous opening tonight of the newly resurrected Mayor’s Art Show and Salon des Refusés, along with the second running of Karin Clarke’s Eugene Biennial, was great fun. A passel of people turned out on the warm summer evening to all three events, the art was good, and the wine flowed freely. I ran into old friends, caught up on art world gossip, and met a couple good painters whose work I’d never before seen.
I realized that I have missed the Mayo’r Show since it shut down in 2016 because it provided that exact opportunity: A place for the Eugene art world to come together one night a year and see and be seen.
Best off, for me, my piece in the Biennial sold right at the opening reception, which seemed to be mobbed all night. A sale! I mean, really, how cool does life get?