Say hello to my new gallery space--it's just about ready to travel!
Do you enjoy attending art fairs? Next time you go, give the vendors encouragement, and a sale if you can; it's an awful lot of hard work that goes on in the background to get them there. Creating art is a full time job, and yet many artists manage to add on the direct sales aspect too.
For years I have wanted to do this, have amassed folders of ideas and dream set-ups. From lighting to displays, banners, tent types, flooring, curtains...the amount of work it takes to put together a traveling booth is daunting and that's just the start. Then there are the applications, the insurance and business licenses for each state, the juries, and hopefully the acceptance! It's been my dream to exhibit my work and speak directly with customers and art lovers, sharing my passion for micro-mosaics, metals, and the inspiration I find in the world. I am really looking forward to this new chapter.
I spent January finalizing the tent and displays to take a booth photo and submit applications to various juried regional shows and art festivals this year. Yes, you have to have a booth before you can even apply to sell at most shows. The applications are in and now we wait.
I do know that Northwest Art Alliance has accepted my work to exhibit in Seattle at the Best of the Northwest Spring Show, April 15 & 16, 2023. If you're in the area, I hope you'll mark your calendar and say hello!
I will keep you updated on the other shows as soon as I hear about them.
This is an in-progress shot of a couple of the display cases. I am still creating/painting/sewing props ;)