In the winter of 2010 I took a survey course in contemporary art through the Contemporary Museum of Maryland, located on Center Street near Cathedral in Baltimore. I met many interesting and creative students in the course. One night during a tea and coffee break I met Jordan Faye, an energetic woman who owns her own gallery called Jordon Faye Contemporary. Her gallery concept is fascinating as she invites artists who have had limited gallery exposure to come among fellow artists for a weekend and exhibit there work together in small quantities. I was able to exhibit 7 of my paintings as part of the 2010 Salon Number Four. The experience allowed me the opportunity to exhibit my work, interact and converse with many artists whose style and focus varied greatly. The opening reception was held on Friday night March 19, 2010 from 6pm to 9pm. Since the gallery is located in the historic Federal Hill section of Baltimore, both friends and those from the neighborhood came to see the show.
As a participating artist I was invited on Sunday morning, March 21, 2010 to an artist breakfast where one of the featured gallery artist and former salon series exhibitor made a presentation of her work and creative philosophy. Her commentary led to a group conversation where we all shared insights and learned about techniques from our respective creative methods. The learning was rich and the experience unique.