I just wanted to thank everyone involved with the Chicago Loop Alliance Gala. I had a marvelous evening, and I was thrilled with the reception my photographs received. I met so many wonderful people, and talked about phtoography all night long (what better way to spend and evening, eh?). I am aslo pleased to learn that the proceeds from the silent auction were much better than planned. As a matter of fact, of the 36 photographs I donated, many sold for the “buy it now” price, while most of the others received bids that equalled and surpassed my expectations.
I particularly enjoyed working on preparing the showing because I had an opportunity to work in black and white. While I love to shoot black and white, I don’t make black and white photos a part of my art fair offerings. In the spirit of keeping a consistent look, I only present color photographs at these shows, so when I learned that I had an opportunity to create 36 black and white images, I was thrilled. Some were from my portfolio while others were created especially for this event. The photos I donated were all the first print of a limited edition of 25.
Everyone involved with the Alliance and the Gala were an absolute delight to work with. They were all warm, friendly, welcoming, and very supportive. It was an honor to be associated with this organization.