Saturday, July 12, 2008

The Show

Well, I finally did it..... I made the leap from the gallery on the refrigerator door to my first time showing in public. The Mountain Art's Network sent out an email inviting members to put out their work for the day.

I matted up some stuff, put together a presentation table, made some business cards, and I was off to the races! Unfortunately, the foot traffic was pretty slow; less than two dozen folks in 4 hours. No sales made, but I was encouraged by the 9 year old boy who was begging his dad to buy a trout print for $10.00. In the end, dad didn't understand that he could've purchased something that will one day be on the Antique's Roadshow (with the Keno Brother's oohhing...).

One of the pieces I put in was the school of trout. It's a solarplate relief and the paper is pretty cool. Tami found some vintage wallpaper (1960's?) that had some textured pearlescent design to it. I moistened it and used the paste in it to back it to card stock because it was so brittle. Once adhered to the cardstock, I ran it through the press with the plate for the final product. Kind of unique!
Anyway, now i understand what it means when they say "starving artist!"


Kim H. said...

WOW this is gorgeous! Yahoo on vintage wallpaper.

Eraethil said...

Congratulations on making the leap, and with such a great print!

Heather said...

Congrats on your first show!
I love your 'school of trout' print!
What a silly dad not buying one for his son - I sure would encourage my kid to spend $10 on something worthwhile like original art rather than junk food or candy!
I love reading your blog and especially the pictures of scenery so different from where I live.
I can also relate to your strange e-mail situation having 2 boys myself (now grown up and both married)!The take it all in stride approach is perfect - it all comes out in the wash, as they say.