You’ve made the decision to visit and now you are in the foyer of the gallery. What now? First, you will be warmly welcomed by one of the gallery owners, Dan or Nancy Morrow, as if they were welcoming you into their home. After introductions and a brief over- view of the gallery, off you go to browse feeling your confidence grow minute by minute. You already see art that catches your eye in the Featured Artists shows on display on the main floor. And you were told there was more upstairs? This might not be so scary after all.
As you browse the main floor, you notice wine by the glass is available to purchase – why not! It will help ease those remaining nerves. Dan and Nancy get you all set up with a glass and off you go, heading upstairs to explore!
Along the stairwell is more art to enjoy, and then you reach the top of the stairs. You now understand why Dan said you have to go upstairs. You find yourself in place of calm, soft music playing, and so many beautiful pieces to look at.
Room to room you browse, lost in the beauty of 40 artists’ work. You see the display tags telling you if a piece is oil or acrylic or watercolor, but right now all you care about is if you like the piece or not. That’s what’s important.
You head back downstairs to talk to Dan about “the” piece. You tell him it’s the perfect piece for the space, but you aren’t sure about the price. Are there any options? Dan asks what price would work for your budget, and you find yourself problem solving ways to get “the” piece to you. As it turns out, the gallery has a payment plan which works the best so you put your first of 3 payments down, and you are on your way to owning your first original painting!
The next time you talk to your friends, you proudly tell them “You’re right about how easy it is to visit an art gallery, and I didn’t have to go to Portland. I found one right here in McMinnville and can’t wait to go again.”
Welcome to The Gallery at Ten Oaks. All are welcome, no experience required.