A Successful Gallery Opening!

Photograph Of Jon Witsell's Botanica Obscura Photographs on Wall at Gallery Opening

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Wow, what a whirlwind! Over 100 people showed up for the gallery opening—it was very well received. The mix ran from local island dwellers to two of my friends that made the drive all the way from Portland, Oregon (Thanks for coming Kartik and Rupa!). A number of people had interesting questions about my photography and two locals asked if I could help them out with their work. Three hours went by in a flash. At the end of the night I sat at the bar with the Anderson’s Store staff as they had their after-closing drink. It was nice to chat with the folks that helped the event go so smoothly.

Another bonus was that I sold eight prints! I sold four of the large 16×16″ Plywerk Bamboo mounted prints you see on the wall in the above picture, and I also sold four smaller 8×10″ prints that were for sale off to the side.

I wish I had more pictures to share of the event, but even though I brought my camera, I didn’t have time to take any pictures until the event was over! A friend of mine did shoot some video for me, so I’ll post a little clip about the show.

Thanks to everyone that came to the opening!

Gallery opening.

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94 Comments

  1. Tomm Tice August 26, 2012 at 6:31 am #

    Excellent! Well done!

  2. Liz Ruest August 26, 2012 at 4:09 pm #

    Congratulations! I’m glad we saw the show, and I enjoyed talking with you. Looking forward to more art from the island.

    • Jon August 26, 2012 at 1:55 pm #

      Hey Liz! Thanks for coming to the show. It was nice to put a face to the name. Let’s chat some more!

  3. Daniel Hammill August 26, 2012 at 5:34 pm #

    Great Event!

    • Jon August 26, 2012 at 1:56 pm #

      Thanks Dan! I appreciate you taking the video. Glad to see you and Kelly after so long… 🙂

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  24. Curt A Blazich August 26, 2012 at 8:45 pm #

    Good! Sorry I couldn’ make it.

  25. Curt A Blazich August 26, 2012 at 8:45 pm #

    Good! Sorry I couldn’ make it.

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    Good! Sorry I couldn’ make it.

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    Good! Sorry I couldn’ make it.

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  29. Rupa August 29, 2012 at 7:45 pm #

    Yay! We had such a nice time and look forward to camping out on THE ISLAND soon 🙂

    • Jon August 30, 2012 at 1:41 am #

      Hi Rupa!

      So glad you guys came up. Don’t envy that drive from Portland on a Friday afternoon!! Come and camp!

      Jon

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    Botanica Obscura: The Next Photo Exhibit! said:

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  42. Jon Witsell October 2, 2012 at 10:08 pm #

    Liz Ruest said:

    Congratulations! I’m glad we saw the show, and I enjoyed talking with you. Looking forward to more art from the island.
    [4:09 pm on August 26, 2012]

  43. Jon Witsell October 2, 2012 at 10:08 pm #

    Liz Ruest said:

    Congratulations! I’m glad we saw the show, and I enjoyed talking with you. Looking forward to more art from the island.
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    Great Event!
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    Great Event!
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    Jon said:

    Hey Liz! Thanks for coming to the show. It was nice to put a face to the name. Let’s chat some more!
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  47. Jon Witsell October 2, 2012 at 10:08 pm #

    Jon said:

    Hey Liz! Thanks for coming to the show. It was nice to put a face to the name. Let’s chat some more!
    [1:55 pm on August 26, 2012]

  48. Jon Witsell October 2, 2012 at 10:08 pm #

    Jon said:

    Thanks Dan! I appreciate you taking the video. Glad to see you and Kelly after so long… 🙂
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    Jon said:

    Thanks Dan! I appreciate you taking the video. Glad to see you and Kelly after so long… 🙂
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  50. Jon Witsell October 2, 2012 at 10:08 pm #

    Tomm Tice said:

    Excellent! Well done!
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    Tomm Tice said:

    Excellent! Well done!
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    Curt A Blazich said:

    Good! Sorry I couldn’ make it.
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    Curt A Blazich said:

    Good! Sorry I couldn’ make it.
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  54. Jon Witsell October 2, 2012 at 10:08 pm #

    Rupa said:

    Yay! We had such a nice time and look forward to camping out on THE ISLAND soon 🙂
    [7:45 pm on August 29, 2012]

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    Rupa said:

    Yay! We had such a nice time and look forward to camping out on THE ISLAND soon 🙂
    [7:45 pm on August 29, 2012]

  56. Jon Witsell October 2, 2012 at 10:08 pm #

    Jon said:

    Hi Rupa!

    So glad you guys came up. Don’t envy that drive from Portland on a Friday afternoon!! Come and camp!

    Jon
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    Hi Rupa!

    So glad you guys came up. Don’t envy that drive from Portland on a Friday afternoon!! Come and camp!

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    Liz Ruest said:

    Congratulations! I’m glad we saw the show, and I enjoyed talking with you. Looking forward to more art from the island.
    [4:09 pm on August 26, 2012]

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    Liz Ruest said:

    Congratulations! I’m glad we saw the show, and I enjoyed talking with you. Looking forward to more art from the island.
    [4:09 pm on August 26, 2012]

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    Great Event!
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    Daniel Hammill said:

    Great Event!
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    Jon said:

    Hey Liz! Thanks for coming to the show. It was nice to put a face to the name. Let’s chat some more!
    [1:55 pm on August 26, 2012]

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    Jon said:

    Hey Liz! Thanks for coming to the show. It was nice to put a face to the name. Let’s chat some more!
    [1:55 pm on August 26, 2012]

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    Jon said:

    Thanks Dan! I appreciate you taking the video. Glad to see you and Kelly after so long… 🙂
    [1:56 pm on August 26, 2012]

  81. Jon Witsell Photographic Arts October 2, 2012 at 10:08 pm #

    Jon said:

    Thanks Dan! I appreciate you taking the video. Glad to see you and Kelly after so long… 🙂
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    Tomm Tice said:

    Excellent! Well done!
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    Tomm Tice said:

    Excellent! Well done!
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    Curt A Blazich said:

    Good! Sorry I couldn’ make it.
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    Curt A Blazich said:

    Good! Sorry I couldn’ make it.
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  86. Jon Witsell Photographic Arts October 2, 2012 at 10:08 pm #

    Rupa said:

    Yay! We had such a nice time and look forward to camping out on THE ISLAND soon 🙂
    [7:45 pm on August 29, 2012]

  87. Jon Witsell Photographic Arts October 2, 2012 at 10:08 pm #

    Rupa said:

    Yay! We had such a nice time and look forward to camping out on THE ISLAND soon 🙂
    [7:45 pm on August 29, 2012]

  88. Jon Witsell Photographic Arts October 2, 2012 at 10:08 pm #

    Jon said:

    Hi Rupa!

    So glad you guys came up. Don’t envy that drive from Portland on a Friday afternoon!! Come and camp!

    Jon
    [1:41 am on August 30, 2012]

  89. Jon Witsell Photographic Arts October 2, 2012 at 10:08 pm #

    Jon said:

    Hi Rupa!

    So glad you guys came up. Don’t envy that drive from Portland on a Friday afternoon!! Come and camp!

    Jon
    [1:41 am on August 30, 2012]

  90. Jon Witsell Photographic Arts October 2, 2012 at 10:09 pm #

    Curt A Blazich said:

    Good! Sorry I couldn’ make it.
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    Curt A Blazich said:

    Good! Sorry I couldn’ make it.
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