Sunday, January 16, 2011

The BIG News

I am now able to announce the big news that Arden Gallery in Boston will represent my work starting immediately. Here's the link to my page on their site. This is such a thrill for me that I can't even tell you.

Some Fell Among Thorns, 2010, mixed media with encaustic (click image to enlarge)

Working with Hope Turner, gallery owner, and Zola Solamente, gallery director, will be a genuine pleasure, and I'm looking forward to a long and mutually-beneficial partnership. Arden Gallery has been in business for 24 years at their location at 129 Newbury Street, between Clarendon and Dartmouth Streets, in the heart of the gallery district in Boston's Back Bay. Arden represents friends Joanne Mattera and Kim Bernard and both of them have nothing but praise for their relationship with Hope and Zola. In fact, Joanne very kindly introduced me to Arden after she made a studio visit to see my new Running Stitch work.


A painting by Joanne Mattera in the window of Arden Gallery

Although I have been represented by other commercial galleries in the past, they were not long-lived and went nowhere fast. Arden is so prestigious and well-established that this association definitely kicks my career up another big notch. I've been a long time getting here, but I have kept working and learning all these years. My motto has been: Nothing is wasted and plugging away definitely has value.

or, in the immortal words of the Chinese proverb (from the web):

生活的期望依靠勤奮,技工,將完善自己的工作,必先利其器。

Translation: The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.

28 comments:

Cherie Mittenthal said...

That's Great News! Congratulations.

Cherie

Jhina alvarado said...

Congrats! Your work is amazing and deserves to be shown in such a great gallery.

Sue Reno said...

Congratulations, that's just excellent. Best wishes for a long and fruitful relationship.

Linda said...

Congratulations!! I look forward to your first opening.

Wendy Wolfe Rodrigue said...

Congratulations, Nancy! Your work looks great on the Arden Gallery website. I do hope to see it in person before it is SOLD OUT-

david weir art said...

Enjoying your work all the best

Joanne Mattera said...

Welcome to the neighborhood!

Binnie said...

I cannot stop smiling!!!!! Congrats to the most deserving artstar!

Linda Womack said...

BIG congratulations on your BIG news Nancy. Fantastic!

Nancy Natale said...

Thanks so much, everybody! I really appreciate your support and encouragement.

Gwendolyn Plunkett said...

Great news. Big congratulations!

Kim Hambric said...

This is wonderful news! Best of luck in your new gallery relationship.

lisa said...

Most deserved!!

Terry Jarrard-Dimond said...

Congratulations! Well deserved and I wish you a long and profitable relationship!

Eileen P. Goldenberg said...

Wow good for you!!! Congrats and you deserve it!!

pam farrell said...

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !!!!!!!

Well deserved.

Lynette Haggard said...

Yes Yes and Yes. You GO!

Sweetland Retreat said...

Congratulations! Arden Gallery is always my favorite gallery to visit when in Boston. Brava!
-Jamie

Stephanie Hoff Clayton said...

Huge congratulations are in order! I've happy for you!

Nancy Natale said...

Thanks again to everyone for the tremendous support and enthusiasm. I'll try to do you proud.

Bearippel said...

Congrats, Nancy, on this accomplishment, and thanks for all the generous help you have given to other artists along your way.

Bearippel said...

Congrats, Nancy, on this accomplishment, and thanks for all the generous help you have given to other artists along your way. Best, Beverly

Michelle DeMarco said...

Big Congrats! Fabulous news! I am so damn happy for you:)

Deborah T. Colter said...

Awesome Nancy! What a great start to the new year! Big Congrats to you!!

Lynda Ray said...

Fabulous. so glad for you!

Tam Cronin said...

Fantastic news! Congratulations and best wishes to you. Looking forward to visiting the Arden soon.

Toby Sisson said...

Congratulations Nancy!

Jess Greene said...

Congratulations! That is so exciting. Your work deserves a beautiful home. The studio looks beautiful, btw.