I'm happy when I discover a new gallery, and while it turns out the Gilded Pear Gallery in Cedar Rapids is actually five years old, I wasn't aware of it's existence until recently, when I entered
the Divided|Attraction juried show. This is the gallery's first juried show, and the opening reception (Friday, April 8th) was well-attended. Food and wine were abundantly supplied, and the
guests lingered a long time.
The Gilded Pear is a gallery with far more space than would appear at first glance. Beyond the main room where Divided|Attraction is displayed, there is a large room and long hallway filled with art. There's much to take in, and the whole gallery is worth exploring at length.
I have a feeling the Gilded Pear will be a thriving gallery for years to come, and I'm honored to be a participant in the gallery's first juried show. The merit award was a pleasant discovery too!
(Photo from the Divided|Attraction Opening Reception at the Gilded Pear Gallery in Cedar Rapids, IA)