Last Sunday was the first Artists' Alley of the year. This is the event where I madly try and get my art framed and then haul it all out to the street for people to see. My friend, Lisa and my husband John also participated. I can see from this picture all the things wrong with my booth...sign too small...a mish-mash of different things for hanging...art too far back in booth. If any of you are experienced art showers, I wouldn't mind hearing constructive criticism. Lisa gave me the black grid wall and it was by far the easiest to manage. I think I'll try and get more. Here's Lisa in her booth concentrating sooo hard on her lino block!
My husband, John, was even less prepared than I was. However, he came up with the wackiest ideas. When he told me he was going to do "paint the bronze poodle", "art on a stick" and "pay for paint by numbers", I thought I'd better get a booth veeery far away. I have to hand it to him though. It was the most original and entertaining booth by far and everyone loved it!
The next Artist Alley is July 18th. Now that I have my art framed, I can think about improving my booth. I don't think I could carry off "paint the poodle". I'll leave that to the professionals, but I will try and make my booth a little more interesting!
© Laurel Martin 2010