You ask: What is it? I reply: What do you want it to be? You ask: What does it mean? I reply: What do you want it to mean?
Thursday, September 30, 2010
The Acla Family
The Acla Family has gone over to Austin Art Garage. Go here if you are interested. (If their website isn't updated yet, email them to nudge them along.) I am very, very happy that my blog readers appreciate and value the work I do and I am very, very happy to read all the positive coments. Thank you. To answer the questions some people have asked me:
No, I don't have an Etsy shop. Yet.
No, I don't sell these ceramic sculpture pieces myself.
Yes, they are for sale at Austin Art Garage.
Yes, you can buy them even though you don't live in Austin.
As long as I have a gallery that accepts these pieces I won't sell them on Etsy. There have been some pieces that are of a different style that the gallery hasn't been interested in so far. Those might go to Etsy in the future. You'll be the first to know.
The next answer is for the people who have asked me why I keep selling through a gallery that, by the nature of gallery business, keeps a large percentage of the sale money:
Joel Ganucheau and Jake Bryer, owners of the gallery, have been supportive of me and my work from the very first time I showed it to them.
Their gallery is devoted to presenting the work of emerging artists at reasonable prices. I'm an emerging artist. I don't have a long art resume, I don't have an entourage, I don't have an art ego, and I'm willing to make my art affordable.
I wanted a gallery to handle my sales because I did not want to have to deal with the sales aspect and all the miscellaneous details like shipping, storage, tax records, receipts, etc.
The Acla Family is actually named for A-ustin C-ity L-imits A-gain. Yes, it's that time of year, when music lovers head to Austin and we try to figure out different ways to get around town and avoid the traffic jams and road closures.
The four close-up shots are all of Acla4 and he is the only Dude I have photos of from all four sides. I thought you'd be interested it what he really looks like. I don't have photos of the other Dudes, except for what's on the Austin Art Garage website, because I was in a hurry to get them over there. And I'm moving on to other work. But don't worry, eventually more Dudes will show up.