Sharing the Love in Richmond

tattoing richmond

After many days of installing my show at 1708 Gallery in Richmond, Virginia, we had an opening reportedly attended by some 3,000 people. Many of them lined up to share the Billy Bob love by getting tattooed, including the little one pictured here. Billy Bob fans come in all sizes. Thanks so much to all the fabulous people of Richmond who spent endless hours with me on the installation and planning. Especially Brad Birchett, Vaughn Garland, and Diego Sanchez. Also Ron, Alison, Katherine, Matt, Garth, Curtis, Justin, and Jessi – you guys rock! If I am forgetting anyone, thank you thank you. It is great to come to a city like Richmond and find such a generous and vibrant art community that is this welcoming and that much fun!

See more at 1708 Gallery’s blog!

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4 Responses to “Sharing the Love in Richmond”

  1. christine Says:

    kudos to you and the gallery. the show looks great. the lighting is fantastic. it has the feel of a retrospective in a major museum. i must send in tycho’s 14 month old pic with the billybob heart tatoo!

  2. Vaughn Garland Says:

    Thanks so much Jillian. I had a blast.

  3. Brad Says:

    Oh no, it is YOU that rocks, Jillian. Robert calls artists like you soldiers – those that hang in and make things happen (even when they have the flu … or whatever) …

  4. Jillian Mcdonald Blog » Blog Archive » Review in Art Papers! Says:

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