11/11/2009

Art show -- Siam Center Mall









I had been busy taking my five plein air paintings to frame since last week and dropped them to the event organizer on Saturday. Tone and I went to the Siam Center, the downtown mall in Bangkok to see them in the show yesterday. They were a part of architecture show meant to record and preserve old beautiful buildings along Chao Praya river. My 'sketchcrawl' friends and I had previously done plein air of old temples, mosque, houses in the same area as well. So the organizer put our art works as a part of preservation effort by free-style plein air artists like us. I am very happy. They did a big poster of the preservation area with our Bangkok Sketchcrawl art group details on it and had our blog addresses printed on the wall of the exhibition too. The proceed of paintings and postcards will go toward activities to raise public awareness of old building preservation. I feel so happy to see them hung in real space. The show will be on display during Nov 9-13 at Atrium#2, first floor Siam Center and then during Nov 14-22 at ASA Center, the fifth floor, Siam Discovery.


Two years ago I was supposed to hang two of my works with the Thai watercolor society but somehow with the management problem, the society canceled the show in the last minutes. So from then on, I will not believe that my works will be included in the art show until I'll see them hang in real space. I'd like to thank Tone, my No#1 art patron, my friends in Bangkok Sketchcrawl group, and Wetcanvas friends for art encouragement and inspiration.

The first top three photos are taken from the real event and the bottom photo was taken at home with Miss Iris.

8 comments:

Nureeya Panichnok said...

ยินดีด้วยจริงๆค่ะคุณ Ai:),
ฉันจะมีเวลาว่างไปชมหรือไม่ก็ไม่รู้
ป.ล. ลุกสาวคุณน่ารักจังค่ะ

Ai said...

Thanks a lot ka K.Nui. Thanks for your support in the past months.

Joan said...

Congratulations on the show!!! That is quite an honor! The paintings look great. I love the pose on Iris...so typical of kids! I think it is great that you are part of the fundraising efforts for the historic buildings.

Ai said...

Thank you very much, Joan.

Rose said...

You and Iris look lovely! You have that glow about you, Ai! your work is lovely and it's nice to see your work in a show. :) And of course, Miss Iris! Big hugs! Rose

Congratulations!

Ai said...

Thank you so much Rose, for your kind words.

Desiree said...

Wow Ai, congratulations on your art show, that is so exciting and what an honor. How did it go, could people buy the artwork? YOu look wonderful

Ai said...

Thanks so much Desiree. The show went well but I did not make the sale of the painting. People buys some postcards reprint of them. Anyway it was exciting for me to have works shown in public space and for the good cause.