Thursday, August 27, 2009

I Was Speechless...

...but I got over it.
Let me tell you, it's one thing to be told that your photo is going to hang in an art museum--sure you get excited and can appreciate how cool it is--but it's a whole other animal to walk into the gallery and actually see it.
An incredible feeling washed over me, and it lasted for the whole reception.
People immediately started talking to me but I don't remember what was said.

Turned out to be wine and snacks instead of champagne and caviar--the bacon jalapeno things were good and I also liked the pigs in a blanket.

This is my friend Jim getting his picture taken by our museum contact, Cassandra.
Jim is a funny guy, and Cassandra couldn't have been sweeter. When I helped her fix a camera problem she called me a genius, so she must be very perceptive, too.

Proof that I'm an artist.
If an art museum says so, it must be true!

It was great seeing my other camera club friends Susan, Mark and Ken.
We were among the first members after Jim started the group, and I got lucky that they are all kind, sweet, and hilarious. I've been so busy with my bands that well over a year has gone by since I've seen them yet we fell right back into cracking each other up.
Didn't realize how much I missed them.

Our photos were printed beautifully, and the framing was superb.
Of course, it was done by serious professionals.

It won't be the last time.
I want more of this.
The people at the San Antonio Museum of Art had better get used to seeing me.


Dave said...

Congrats! I have always enjoyed your photos posted here and suspect they look grander (is that a word) printed and framed.

How long will the display be up?

Selma said...

Keith - we are so proud of you!!!
I will need to add this to my collection of your work!

Don Schaeffer said...

Congratulations. I'm impressed as hell. When I was younger I would have given you the honor of being jealous, but not now.

nia said...

Keith, this is so nice, and so proud of! Congratulations. I wished to be there too and to visit this art museum. Greetings and Love, nia

Matthew said...

Congratulations! The display looks awesome.

The first of many, without a doubt.

Albatross said...

Great job. A well-deserved honor.

Bruce said...

Your photo looks really grand there on the wall bathed in its own spotlight. You should be proud; you deserve the honor because of the many hours of hard work you've put into perfecting your art.

KeithAlanK said...

Y'all are too kind.
My heartfelt thanks for your kind words.

laanba said...

Congratulations! It is terrific to see your work on display.

KenKzak said...

Well done Keith.

I hope to go see it.