That's one of the reasons that we run the Project Wall at Allegory Gallery the way we do. For us it's all about introducing new ideas and images to people and making it accessible. I like the idea that people can afford to enhance their lives and add beauty to it. It isn't just for one group of people. I also like the idea that by buying artwork, you're helping support an artist and their ability to make things. Even though we don't have a lot of money, we make a point of collecting work we love and hope it helps the artists continue to do what they love.
With all that being said... here are a few of the things we found while we were away. Nothing is super big and over the top... they're just things we fell in love with and wanted to add to our collection.
This mug was made by Karen Newgard. I've been admiring her sgraffito pieces for awhile now. My sister has a few of her mugs and I've wanted one since the first time I saw them years ago at a fine craft festival. I remembered that she had a studio in the River Arts District and made a point of visiting it. I love my new mug with the red wing blackbirds.
I'm really happy with all the new pieces and look forward to seeing them every day. Maybe one of these days I'll take a picture of our walls, crowded with little treasures we've collected over the years and surround ourselves with.