|Winner of one of my paintings
Audrey Campbell, from Bowser
|Cathy hamming it up with artist
during a quiet moment
This past weekend Cathy and I attended the Island Arts Expo in Qualicum Bay – two days displaying pieces of my work with about 20 other juried artists. These are great opportunities to show our work to a large and varied audience and to observe their response – both individual pieces and your work collectively. I consider these Trade Shows – as much or more for making people aware of your work than for selling. I usually have had a number of after-show sales and commissions from people not aware of my work and wanting something specific. With the move to more direct sale of art these art fairs need to be considered as a useful part of our marketing.
For this event there were also artist workshop/demonstrations. I did a demo called One Approach to Starting an Acrylic Painting - as getting a good start is the most important part of a making a painting. It was well attended and fun to do.
Next weekend I begin a workshop in Comox - four Saturdays. I would like to share some of my thoughts on workshops in my next few posts
Still trying to get the hang of this Facebook and Blog stuff. Be patient - I will learn.