This year I was fortunate enough to have two pieces of art accepted in the ADC Art Comes Alive show in Cincinnati and in their new ADC West gallery located at 1013 York Street. Sandy Eichert was kind enough to give me a quick tour during the construction and prep stages of getting this beautiful old space ready for the December show. The above two pieces are the ones that were chosen and I hope to have a good response as I have been in a quiet period (as all of us have been) this year. Regardless, I have always enjoyed seeing new things come from Litsa Spano's team at ADC and now with two new galleries, I hope to see even more things in the coming year. I have a marketing background and I certainly understand the effort and constant push a gallery must have to keep their clients and their artists engaged in promoting great fine art. Often, artists will feel they are doing the gallery a favor and they are doing the real work by creating wonderful art, but the reality (and I know this from owning a design firm for many years) it is equally or perhaps more important to have a conduit to art collectors/buyers who may be looking for or discovering your unique art. While I need to do more of this myself, developing those important relationships with galleries or shops that will hang local artwork and connecting with other artists who can share experiences and connections is a never ending process of engagement. While I do not rush into this part of fine art, I do like to be selective as to who I would like to share my art experiences with and how I might learn more about this process for improving my fine art efforts.