The idea for ArtStanding Popup Gallery came in response to Covid-19. That which we took for granted - an open smile and welcoming grin, the random and not so random hugs, going out to dinner with friends, visits to bookstores, galleries and wine tasting - all now restricted and wrapped in caution made us more acutely aware of how connected we truly are.
As displaced artists, we longed for a space to share and create and so, with the help of my dear friend, Cheryl Shanks, the idea of an open air art exhibit was born. Thanks to all the wonderful artists who participated and made ArtStanding an amazing success.
More exhibits were to come in California but I made the decision to move to Michigan. I brought ArtStanding with me and hope to continue to make those connections here, offering up art for all those hungry eyes.
A special thanks to Gundlach Bundschu
and their generosity for allowing us to exhibit.
Nora Russo, Nancy Rasmussen, Cheryl Shank,
Lyn Swan and Susan Heeringa Pieper
for their help and guidance.