Nov 222010
Friends in attendance at Maggie Houtz's photo show

Friends Juan & Pearl enjoying a moment with the photographer, Maggie Houtz. Photo by Albert Lee.

The opening reception for my current show at Whole Foods Market in Venice was a tremendous success. So many friends, family and colleagues came out in support. I am honored and feel the love!

The opening ran from 5:30pm-8:30pm and featured DJ Kevin Chills spinning a groovy set of downtempo, a perfect complement to the visual display, as well as a tasty spread of  hors d’oeuvres sponsored by one of Whole Foods’ vendors. There was a near-constant flow of visitors mingled with curious shoppers who heard the music throughout the store and came to see what all the fuss was about.

Initial early feedback has been entirely positive on both the prints and they way they are laid out on the wall. Since this was my first show, I was mostly “winging it” in how I chose the layout so I am grateful to know I was “in the ballpark”.

I am pleased to say that I sold several prints during the opening and shortly thereafter. Given that my work will be on display for the next month, I hope to continue that success, and am hard at work preparing my work for even bigger printing, a popular request from the friends in attendance at the show. All of the prints in the show, as well as many others, are also available for purchase in my photo store in limited editions. If you aren’t able to make it by Whole Foods before Dec. 14, please do come visit my online gallery to see what I think of as my best work.

Immense gratitude to those who helped make it a memorable night…Dave for all his ingenuity & emotional support; Kevin for his sultry sounds; Kelly for the opportunity; and all who cheered me on both before and during! Thanks y’all!

 Posted by at 1:57 pm
Nov 182010

Just in time for my show this evening, I am pleased to announce that my online photo store is open for business. If you are a fan of photography and haven’t checked it out yet, head over here to see what there is to offer. I’m still working out a few things so there may be some minor changes occurring in the weeks and months ahead, but it’s ready to be seen. I hope you enjoy.

If you like what you see, please consider sharing the link with your friends and loved ones – I believe heartily in the power of word-of-mouth. Each photo page has a “Share” button for this purpose. Holiday season is fast-approaching and I hope you’ll keep me in mind when shopping for holiday gifts. A photograph might just be the thing your loved one would enjoy receiving.