Last October, I drove to Arizona and Texas for two shows. On the way back, I decided to take a new direction by driving through Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho and home.
My grandparents had a large farm near the city of Bozeman, Montana. We would visit him during the summer and Thanksgiving and Christmas. Bozeman has always been another part of my family history.
When I told my sister that I would be driving through Bozeman, she did a quick Google search and came up with a list of galleries and boutiques where I could visit and possibly show and sell my jewelry.
I walked along Main Street and went into the five or six boutiques she had told me about and one of my last stops was Cello Gallery. As soon as I saw her window display and the corner location, I knew this was the one! When I walked into the gallery, I was even more impressed by the selection of fine arts and crafts. Luckily for me, I was able to meet the owner, Nelda Zilis, just for a couple minutes to show her what I had. She usually did not work on that particular day.
The following spring, I heard from her and she wanted to carry some of my jewelry in her beautiful gallery on Main Street in downtown Bozeman. I was thrillled.
You can find a few of my pieces at her gallery.