Salon Style Can Refer to Hanging Art, or Hanging Out with Artists

I love receiving newsletters from the web aggregator Houzz. I get ideas for everything from wall colors to hanging artwork. A recent newsletter had this wonderful tutorial on how to hang paintings and prints: from salon style, to clusters, to grids. Read all about it here:

Salon Style Display of Crosses

Salon Style display of Crosses

Salon Style Diplay of Some of my Figurative Paintings

Salon Style Display of Some of my Figurative Paintings

One thing I’m noticing as a recent trend is the return of interior walls in white or off-white. I’m not sure I’m quite ready for that, I’m such a color-lover… but at least with colorful artwork, white walls don’t have to be boring.

The article about hanging artwork Salon style got me started thinking about hosting an Art Salon again.

It is something I’ve toyed with in the past, but put off. There has been a recent upswing in the concept of Salons, and I can see why. Evenings devoted to network television can rot the mind! I’ve probably put it off because I’m not sure how to gauge interest or organize such an event. But I love a good party, so I’m going to try to turn this idea into a reality.

Originally, art salons started as a way for writers to get feedback on their works in progress. I participate in a couple of art groups organized around the same principle. But my idea for this group would be based on any number of creative pursuits, not just visual arts. I’d like to cross-pollinate with other creatives… sculptors, writers, musicians, foodies, garden designers, wine-makers, etc.

I’d like to host something once every two months… At each event I’d like to have different creators talk briefly about their work, and introduce a question or subject for discussion. I’m pretty open to other ideas for such a group… and I’d love to get your feedback.

Click here to take a 4 question survey about your interest in being a part of an Art Salon near Portland, Oregon. These are some of the things I’m considering… but if you have other ideas for the ‘Salon Style’ and what it might be, leave me a comment! I look forward to hearing from you!

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