2009 Art in Good Taste at Ives Farm
sponsored by Cheshire Land Trust
with featured artist John O'Keefe Jr.
SETTING UP FOR ART SHOW: 9-29-2009
This was my first art fundraising event. Up until this time I focused showing my work at High-end Galleries or Art league Exhibitions. I was a little nervous at first, but as the event unfolded I started to relax, and then I had a really good time. I fully intend to participate in more events like this in the future. I have also begun to research the equipment that I will need, for this event the sponsors provided me with a table, chair, and hanging wall.
THE ART SHOW: 9-29-2009
There was a second tent for the food and musicians. People mingled between that tent and the artist tent where I was located. As the evening progressed I met and talked with many people, including fellow artists who were also at the event. By the time I went home I was completely flying high from all the compliments for my paintings. I had one of my new reproductions ('Sumer in the Valley') sell at the event auction - of all the items that sold in the auction, my painting reproduction brought in the second highest price!
Joshua and Danielle helped me with the show. Joshua came earlier and labelled all my paintings and reproductions. Danielle was with me for the actual event and handed out many business cards. Danielle also took most of the pictures of the crowds.