A couple of weeks ago, I was walking past the little clump of buildings that houses the Art Exchange Long Beach. I had met the CEO before she was involved with the Art Exchange, and, since she was standing on the sidewalk, I stopped to say hello. The CEO, Nicolassa Galvez, invited me in to tell or show me something, and then someone urgently needed her attention just as we walked in the door. While she was dealing with that, I looked around, and noted that the quality of the artwork had improved dramatically over the last 18 months (coincidentally the time while Nicolassa has been the CEO). Later that evening, I ended up buying some artwork right off the wall.
Then, this last Friday, Nicolassa contacted me to ask me to show some pieces in her gallery there. Because I had been so impressed with the improvements in the quality, I agreed, and on Saturday placed six framed pieces there in the Art Exchange Long Beach. One of the pieces is this one: