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Here are some of the paintings sold during my two recent out door shows. The show I was in this past weekend, the Summer Art Market, was a weather disaster. If it weren't for the fact that many art collectors attend this show, rain or shine, it would have resulted in zero sales for me. Fortunately, with only three hours remaining, I did sell several paintings.

At one point, the rain was coming down so heavy that the water flowing down the side of the street came about 3 feet into my tent. "A River Runs Through It" came to mind. Last year we had a near tornado, this year buckets of rain. Some tents collapsed under the heavy downpour.

So why do artist do it? Go through all the work of setting up a booth, subject their work to possible wind, rain, bumps and scrapes? It's more than just selling the work. It's also the connections you make by being "out there," the camaraderie among fellow artists, and meeting the people face to face who love your work.

As usual, after the show, my husband materialized to help me tear down. Then we went to our favorite Mexican restaurant - I picked up the tab.


11 comments:

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

Congratulations my friend!! I'm so happy the last three hours were a bit more profitable! I get what you mean about the comradeship out there...I had a blast!

Harry Kent said...

No wonder those magnificent poppies sold! And thank you for sharing your experince selling art in the rain, Carol, :)). I can imagine some hot Mexican would have just hit the spot.

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

You are brave to go twice during a stormy weather.More power to you, Carol.
i still remember stories from last year. Some client with a phone call to her husband???
Happy for you for the sale and that this is over.
See you next year.

Carol Nelson said...

Thank you Harry. I assume you meant hot Mexican FOOD. LOL

Carol Nelson said...

Thanks, Irit. You have a good memory. The client was taking a cell phone pic of a painting to show her husband while the tornado sirens were going off, wind howling, and everyone running for cover.
She bought the painting and my tent stayed in one piece.

Carol Nelson said...

Thank you Saundra for helping me set up. As you experienced, there are always trials and tribulations to overcome when one is showing their work in a tent!

Earthula said...

congratulations.. your poppies are


amazing.

AutumnLeaves said...

That painting with the red poppies, green leaves and stems and flashes of purple...Just gorgeous, Carol. But then so are they all. Glad you made a few sales!

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

I was WONDERING how you did! You're fearless! And I"m glad you got some sales. Your work really rocks, Carol. I bet you have people who come to that even just to see what you've been doing!

Sheryl said...

I wish I had found your blog last week! My husband and I went to the Art Market on Sunday and I would have made a point to find you! It was wet and cold but a nice show as always. My hat is off to you because I know it must have been hard work in uncomfortable weather. I will find you next year!

Ann Christine Dennison said...

Love these, bet the new owners are pleased!