Layout

Gallery 1 featuring artist Sharon Chinen
Gallery 2 featuring artists Mel Prest and Nancy White
Gallery 2 featuring artists Mel Prest and Nancy White
Gallery 3 featuring artist Carol Ladewig
Gallery 3 featuring artist Klari Reis
Gallery 4 featuring artist Amy Trachtenberg
Gallery 4 featuring artist Amy Trachtenberg
Gallery 4 featuring artist Mari Andrews
Gallery 4 featuring artist Jenny E. Balisle

Layout can be defined as the way things are arranged or a design showing positions.  While organizing the Factor XX show at the Art Museum of Los Gatos, the layout was essential to making the exhibit a success.

The Art Museum of Los Gatos primarily has four gallery spaces.  Gallery 1 is approximately 16 feet by 23 feet.  It has a wood beamed angular ceiling and a big window that omits natural lighting.  The three artists that are showcased in this space are Sharon Chinen, Emily Clawson, and Lea Feinstein.

Gallery 2 is approximately 10 feet by 16 feet.  The space is right in front of the office of the Art Museum.  The ceiling is not as high as Gallery 1 but the walls appear lighter due to no natural light.  The two artists featured in this space are Mel Prest and Nancy White.

Gallery 3 is approximately 13 feet by 12 feet and adjacent to Gallery 2.  The space is near the front entrance and receives some natural lighting via Gallery 1.  Carol Ladewig and Klari Reis are showcased in this space.

As you walk out of Gallery 3, Klari’s painting is highlighted in the front foyer.  As you walk past the docent’s office and down the stairs to Gallery 4, the Museum’s biggest exhibition space appears.  Gallery 4 is approximately 26 feet by 30 feet and lit by a series of track lighting.  Jenny E. Balisle, Lorene Anderson, Amy Trachtenberg, Mari Andrews, and Klari Reis are highlighted in the space.

The challenge was to bring the four gallery spaces together to make a cohesive exhibit.  As a result, it was well worth the time and effort…

The links:

www.factorxx.com

http://www.museumsoflosgatos.org/Museum.html

http://www.happenstand.com/sanfrancisco/events/5267-factor-xx

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