Best of Show: The Mitchell Gallery, Annapolis, MD / by Lisa Goesling

 The Mitchell Gallery: less is more, small works in a great space

The Mitchell Gallery: less is more, small works in a great space

 Pussy Willows 2014

Pussy Willows 2014

 Grounds of The Mitchell Gallery at St. John's University, Annapolis, MD

Grounds of The Mitchell Gallery at St. John's University, Annapolis, MD

For me, building relationships through my art is the single best part of creating. I love the creative process of allowing my art to flow through me. I always say, the end product is as much as a surprise to me as it is to anyone else. But being able to speak with art appreciators about what and why I create, and hearing their feedback, learning about what inspires them, is invaluable. I had the pleasure of being invited to the Premiere Opening at The Mitchell Gallery at St. John's College in Annapolis. My piece, Pussy Willows 2014, won Best of Show and there was a special opening for art collectors in the community as well as a general opening a few days later. I was able to connect with so many interesting people, not the least of which was Dominic Iacono, Director of Galleries for Syracuse University. Dominic is personable and incredibly knowledgeable when it comes to art. Learning about the challenges that went into choosing the 272 pieces that made up this exhibition was enlightening and especially humbling when he spoke about my art. Hydee Schaller, Director of The Mitchell Gallery was so welcoming as was her entire staff, making my visit a truly wonderful experience. If you find yourself in Annapolis, which I highly recommend, make your way over to the less is more: small works in a great space exhibition, or check it out at http://themitchellgallery.org/sales/