Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Art Festival Virgin No More




Last weekend was my first ever experience participating in an outdoor art festival. Once I decided to show my art at the Open Studios Spring Art Festival I realized I had to come up with a way of displaying my art and after pricing professional display panels I decided that I needed to come up with a home brewed version. My most wonderful brother in law came up with the idea of using hollow core doors, painted black and covered with industrial dark gray carpet and hinged together for the display panels. Not only were they functional and easy to set up and break down they looked REALLY good!

And here is what I learned about participating in outdoor art festivals (at least on the basis of this one!). Despite the fact that there is a lot of work involved and I worried about what the weather would do it was an immensely gratifying experience. It is so satisfying to me to be able to indulge my passion to make art in my studio...but it IS an isolated activity. There is a large part of me that thrives on the focus that isolation allows me, but to complete the whole cycle of the creative process it's so important and validating for me to experience people connecting with my art. So I was able to be part of that direct interaction and aside from show openings that doesn't happen by showing and selling my art at galleries.






40 comments:

CathyH said...

Looks so good!! I just bought a festival tent and going to show my art this way too. Looking forward to your experiences

Patricia Chapman said...

Thanks Cathy. I rented my tent for this gig. Bad news was that the tent was dark inside. Good news was that it was set up with weights, and taken down for me. And I do love easy!

ArtSnark said...

what a good looking & clever display

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柏勳 said...

所有的資產,在不被諒解時,都成了負債..................................................

子帆 said...
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姿吟姿吟 said...

知識可以傳授,智慧卻不行。每個人必須成為他自己。......................................................................

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人生是故事的創造與遺忘。............................................................

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單純喜歡你的部落格 留個言跟您問聲好~~..................................................

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人因夢想而偉大,要堅持自己的理想哦..................................................................

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感謝您寫下您的生活,也是把珍寶來和諸君分享的心意。 ............................................................

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感謝不吝分享您的心得............................................................

cat said...

Your setup looks good!! Glad to hear that you had a positive experience for your first festival.

溫緯李娟王季 said...

做些小善事,說些愛的字句,世界更快樂。..................................................

士凱士凱 said...

Practice makes perfect.............................................................

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人生中最好的禮物就是屬於自己的一部份..................................................

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愛,拆開來是心和受兩個字。用心去接受對方的一切,用心去愛對方的所有。......................................................................

倪致念 said...

幸福不是一切,人還有責任。............................................................

文岳仲君 said...

Beauty, unaccompanied by virtue, is as a flower without perfume.............................................................

凱v胡倫 said...

人生中最好的禮物就是屬於自己的一部份..................................................

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與人相處不妨多用眼睛說話,多用嘴巴思考. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

群育航學 said...

辛苦了!祝你愈來愈好!............................................................

怡潔 said...

你所貫徹的形象,你喜愛它有多少百分比,你就幸福多少百分比................................................

峻胡邦慧v帆 said...

良好的開端,已是成功的一半。..................................................

旻睿張旻睿張旻睿張 said...

說「吃虧就是便宜的人」,多半不是吃虧的人。......................................................................

孟謝謝謝凱謝謝謝謝 said...

你不能改變容貌~~但你可以展現笑容.................................................................

瑰潼 said...

愛情不是慈善事業,不能隨便施捨。......................................................................

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文章不求沽名釣譽,率性就是真的............................. ....................................

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你的分享很不錯.. 謝謝 ..................................................

Elizabeth said...

Wow, what a creative idea! I have done some shows and stopped doing them because I just couldn't handle the set-up and break-down efforts. I will have to try this out! Thank you for sharing...
Elizabeth
Elizabethstudio54.blogspot.com

Christina Blair Lihani said...

Oh, I wish I could have been there to see your work in person! The converted doors look very professional BTW - good job to your brother in law. Congratulations on your first art fair. What you wrote about the need for isolation and the need to actually show your work really resonated with me.

Shannon Kaye said...

Your displays are gettig much for professional Pat. I'm watching your work evolve and I'm inspired. See you this weekend. Shannon Kaye