Getting ready for an art show is a lot of work. With 71 artists, Ottawa Art Expo, in its 4th year, is the largest indoor show in the area and is very well organized. When we arrived at 2pm Friday afternoon to hang our paintings, the booths were up and draped and the lighting installed. What a relief! All this was done by volunteers. We had to be out of the hall by 5 pm and back by 7 pm for the Gala Opening Reception so no time to waste. My wife, Beth, and our wonderful assistant Dave set to work. By 3:30 all paintings were hung and labelled, tools, boxes, ladders, etc. back in the car. Home in time for a much needed nap before the big night.