My name is Beverly Montgomery. I reside in Alpine, Texas (West Texas). I have put together several exhibits here in Alpine and Marfa (25 miles away). My purpose behind these presentations is to bring satire and reality together in an atmosphere acceptable to the general public. Go on youtube and look up “The George Bush Going Out of Office Celebration”. This will give you an idea of what is possible.
The tentative title for the show will be:
Our 44th President of The United States Right or Wrong Two More Years Barack Hussein Obama Shows Up on White Velvet
As a participating artist, you will be given/sent one 24 X 36 piece of white velvet. I would like to collect $10 to cover the cost. As the artist, you will be able to communicate onto the velvet the feelings you have about our president, Barack Obama. The artist will be responsible for the method of display of the piece. For the George on Black Velvet the artists used several different methods – stretched, hanging from a rod, a banner, etc. Each piece will be priced at $300 - $150 for the artist and $150 for the production costs. These costs include the building and utilities, an opening and a closing reception – out here in West Texas this is the best part...a party! - and salary for a gallery person. The exhibit would be in Marfa, Texas. If you haven't heard of Marfa, look it up. There is lots of press out here. I want to have the opening reception during the week of December 27-31. There are a lot of people that come out here for the holidays from all over. Then I would leave the show up until the middle of March – Spring Break. I will be responsible for sending back any unsold pieces. I would appreciate any input and suggestions. If for any reason you feel that you cannot participate and have paid for and received the velvet, please try to find another artist to be a part of this. Better than sending the velvet back. I can be reached at 432-837-3768 My address is: Beverly Montgomery POB 393 Alpine, Texas 79831