Results from TOO SOON
I am honored to be able to contribute $144 to The TEARS Foundation to benefit bereaved families. The silent auction for TOO SOON raised $240 and I committed 60% to TEARS. It's not a lot of money. Every little bit helps, however, and I believe the awareness we created for the crisis of infant loss and the services TEARS provides is equally, if not more, valuable.
My favorite part of the show experience was watching people as they connected with certain images. A woman circled the room and then returned to the same picture four times. Another looked up at the ceiling and blinked rapidly to stop her tears when she found the piece she took home. The pieces in this collection resonated with people, and that's what I hoped to see.
These little books of angels were a last-minute addition to the show.
Brandie of Cricket & Thistle Photography graciously shared a few images of the show. Here I am placing the bid sheets for the silent auction.
It wasn't a fancy gallery space. Umpqua Bank was incredibly hospitable and I am grateful for the support of the staff at the Tacoma Mall location. These white tables were the best possible backgrounds for these pictures we could have had without a formal gallery.
It's a relief to have my first show out of the way. There will be more to come, and I expect each to be better than the last.
Keywords: Shannon MacFarlane Photography, Tacoma, The TEARS Foundation, Umpqua Bank, angels, art show, fundraiser, infant loss, photography, pictures, pregnancy loss, silent auction
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