Jed Dorsey’s solo show at Sunnyshore Studio that opened on Saturday, July 15th practically sold out. Here’s the story.
On Friday night, the 14th, we hung the show. Jenny worked her “collaging” magic. Jed’s paintings were “fresh” as advertised. On Saturday morning he was still finishing one of them up!
It was a beautiful day on Saturday the 15th. At the welcome center as you enter the Studio there was a thank you and information on our sponsor, Wade Starkenburg and Stanwood Self-Storage. There was also a raffle ticket where for five dollars you could enter to win one of five prizes: first place was a painting, second place a free spot at Jed’s October workshop worth $300, and third place was $100 off a painting. The raffle tickets sold briskly throughout the day.
Right away Jed’s paintings began to sell.
The signature piece was one of the first to go.
By about 2pm we were amazed by how many red stickers there were. I went through the Gallery and took pictures of all of them.
Patrons and collectors were very excited to get their piece!
What we enjoy most about hosting shows is the community that is built around them.
That evening, thanks to our sponsor, we were able to treat our guests to hotdogs, potato salad, chips and drinks. The party lasted till nine.
By the end of the night Jed had sold 14 of the 26 paintings on display. We were ecstatic, and Jed very encouraged.
But we could not have anticipated what happened next. A friend had asked via facebook what paintings were left. So on Sunday I posted the paintings that were left. They included these.
Cindy led the way by purchasing two. And after her we sold 4 more via facebook. It was super fun and overwhelmingly encouraging to have such an overflow of support.
And that’s how in the end Jed sold 20 of 26 of his paintings!
We were able to send him and Renae and Willow off to Canada with a little financial breathing space.
We’re looking forward to another solo show for Jed in July 2018. Our advice is to get their early!