Blue Ribbon Day

I was thrilled to arrive at my art fair booth on the third day of the Queeny Park Art Fair to find a large blue ribbon hanging in my booth. I was awarded first place in the Painting category among many artists at the fair.  All the artists were strong painters, some with many years of experience and quite a following, so this is both exciting and humbling.  I am pleased that the judge appreciated my oil and cold wax abstract painting. Overall, I was quite pleased with the way my booth looked after setup was complete (thanks to my friend and roadie Jesse who was there to help me put up my booth!) 

One week later, I was back at it, setting up for another fair.  This time is was the renowned St. Louis Art Fair in Clayton, Missouri and I was showing my paintings along with a group of artists as part of the Emerging Artists program sponsored by the St. Louis Art Fair. This was the culmination of a two year exploring the business side of the art fair world.  The final step of the program was the group show at the St. Louis Art Fair.  This group of 12 artists collaborated to create a strong presentation of work across a wide range of mediums (paintings, jewelry, mixed media, drawing, glass).  The show was wet, with lots of rain on Friday evening and the show closed early that night. Saturday was dreary and wet but not a bad, and the sun even made an appearance on Sunday.  I'm pleased to have sold several paintings and, more importantly, the experience gives me the confidence to know that my work can be presented at that level with the amazing artists who comprise the St. Louis Art Fair. At least, I think so...  

So for now, back to the studio.  I need to paint....