An Open Letter to Friends and Patrons of the Diane Birdsall Gallery
I have taken on a job that will take me outside of the gallery in Old Lyme and into another phase of exhibiting.
I will be working with a hotel developer, Charles Mallory — he operates several beautiful and viable hotels in Greenwich, Southport, Stamford, Aspen [Marfa] Texas and a Vermont inn to be completely revamped, as well as a new hotel project on the boards to open in 2016.
I closed the Old Lyme, 16 Lyme Street address gallery at the end of this past show on Aug. 22. The walk-in traffic has always been slow and having a presence outside of the brick and mortar space is more viable.
After SCOPE in Basel and Cutlog in New York, I am now receiving request regarding sales and just recently sold a work to the largest art collector in Turkey.
Funny how art sales work — it sometimes takes years or minutes for people to make a move.
I do conceive a pop-up show here in Connecticut in a completely different sort of space. You as patrons and clients are important to me and bringing the work of artists out into exhibition is my passion, so I do not want to lose this side of the art world that I truly enjoy.
My website will remain active and I have planned exhibits for 2015 – they will take place in new locations and expanding worlds.
I have always felt honored to work with talented artists and to be a part of their world. And encouraging others to bring art into their life is like food for me — an absolute necessity — how can you live without it?
I could not have enjoyed the success of these past eight years without your help and belief and I thank you for your patronage and friendship. See you soon under a different tent, but assuredly an exciting format.
With heartfelt thanks to you.