"Dots I See" SOLO ART SHOW (April 2000)
"Art is joyous and fun: making it, having people enjoy seeing it, and even selling it, knowing that my artwork is a cherished element in someone's home or is on display in public spaces for anyone to experience. I learned early on that dots can be stimulating to the mind. I think the best art is dynamic and I get satisfaction when my artwork comes alive for someone." -- Dotmatrix
The first Dotmatrix solo art show was "Dots I See" at Bluemilk Paradigm Artspace, midtown Atlanta, in April of 2000. Bluemilk founders Chris Kowalski and Chris Hansen gave Andy Blanchard (Dotmatrix) the opportunity to have a solo show, with the freedom to decide the contents of the exhibit along with the arrangement of artwork. Angela Lieben handled all promotion for the event. Thanks to Angela, the event was well attended and the art critic Jerry William Cullum attending and subsequently wrote about the show in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Dotmatrix worked hard to have the most pieces possible for the show and even augmented artwork available for sale with pieces from people who had previously purchased paintings. As a result of this show, a representative from King & Spalding, a major law firm, acquired a painting for their Southern Art Collection.