Well what a difference a weekend makes!
Our little Art Appreciation Day in the Village on Saturday ended up far exceeding any expectations I may of had. It was this tiny little show with only ten artists and our first year to boot but wow, did we have people through and yeah.....they were buying. I could have kicked myself for not having more of my original 8"x10" double matted pieces as they sold unbelievably well. They were all reasonably priced anywhere between $75.00 to $150.00. By the end of the day I only had two left which means I need to get my butt in gear today and spend some serious time in the studio. Speaking of affordable art, read artist Lisa Call's latest post Affordable Art - Defining My Own Career. She says everything I've been thinking for the past while but could not put into words.
At the show I was also approached by the owner of Ridge West Gallery which is fairly new. She wants to represent my work as well as do a show with me new year. I'm going to meet with her within the next little while and take a look at the space. I also met two new friends Marc & Brian who are fairly new to the village and who own the beautiful Verandah's B&B. They are interested in purchasing a piece from me once all their renos are completed. Really great guys who also happen to be extraordinary chefs. If your ever in the area it would be the place to stay.
Another new venture I'm totally excited about is Tracy Helgeson's new blog The Fine Art Department. Tracy is not only an amazing artist in her own right but also a great supporter of other artist's work as this I can testify to from first hand experience. She is a remarkably kind and generous person. This new blog will be dedicated to showcasing various artist's work plus a link to where you can purchase their art. Check it out and bookmark it if you would like. I have a feeling it is going to be a big success.
Guess I've rambled on enough for one post and I do need to get into the studio. I've got my eye on a couple new galleries that I would like to approach. Recession or no recession everyone loves art.