Islip Art Council
I went to the Islip Art Council for a while this morning. The picture below was accepted in the artist open call that I applied for a while ago, so I had to go bring the work before the opening show(29th).
Below is the gallery location. It is located inside a Westfield shopping mall in the area called Islip, southeast of Long Island.
What makes this gallery unique is that it is located inside a shopping center. It is located in a crowded place, so it is structured so that more people can experience art.
It is the closest to Westfield Shopping Town when you enter the 4th entrance.
As you can see on the map below, this gallery is located right next to the Dick's store.
The gallery itself has the good benefit of ease of access.
Below is a picture of the front of the gallery. Since only this picture is posted on the website, I don't think people would think they would be inside the shopping mall. Anyway, you have to go inside to find this gallery.
So I took the picture and went inside. Thanks to my husband for helping me transport the painting.
When you open the door and go inside, it is quite spacious inside. There is a counter to the left of the entrance and there are two employees working. There is a beam projector right in front and the chairs are placed like this. A bookshelf is visible to the left, and there are many books on the bookshelf. Perhaps there is a publication commemorative party or an art class here.
Since it is in a shopping mall, it seems that many people stop by to buy paintings as gifts. That's why, on the table in front of you, there were many paintings like this for sale.
I met with the curator, briefly wrote down my information and descriptions of the painting, and followed their instructions and placed the painting under the wall.
As I was about to leave the painting, I was fortunate enough to meet the author, John H. Krahn of a book, "Living a happier life at every age!" , he had stopped by for a while. He said that he is a Christian and mainly writes books about faith and happiness. When I was a teenager, I often read Reader's Digest, so I was grateful that I was able to meet and talk with a writer with clear eyes and a pure heart and show my work.
Below is the official website of Islip Arts Council which I visited today.
Here, when you purchase a painting as shown below, a certificate is given along with it.
Myungja Anna Koh