2009 Art in Good Taste at Ives Farm
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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 on 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 good time. I fully intend to participate in more fundraising 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 utterly 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, my painting reproduction brought the second highest price!
Joshua and Danielle helped me at the show: Joshua worked earlier and labeled all my paintings and reproductions. Danielle worked with me for the event and handed out business cards. Danielle also took most of the pictures of the crowds.