Sunday, May 2, 2010

Art Show Major Sucess!!


I went into the show with mixed feelings yesterday, only because when I got there, there was a huge line up of people waiting for a free clothing exchange!!! Ugh! I think this is a great thing for the community, but on the same day as an art show?? Well, we had some shady characters moping around, but all in all we had some fantastic people come about. The traffic was light, but steady. First thing in the morning, we had lots of time to set up and visit each others booths. I got to see some amazing art, including metal clay, lots of lampwork, fused glass, stained glass, polymer, metal smithing and tons of jewelry. I found that even though there was a lot of competition in Jewelry, we were all so different that in the end, it was not that much competition at all!

I am a member of the "Tiffany Glass House" which is the only place to make lampwork in the city. This show was hosted by them. I was lucky enough to be one of the first there, so I got the front table right next to the Amazing Irena Laird, proprietor of Tiffany Glass. She is an outstanding artist and I truly enjoy her lovely and sweet personality. Now if only I could convince her to open a second shop a little closer to home...
The photos attached are a few of the numerous pieces I was lucky enough to sell. I actually sold a lot of stuff!! I ended up with two tables because of the amount of stuff I had. I could have spread out on two more!! All the other tables were sparse compared to mine. Even though it was a little overwhelming, it did attract a lot of people who spent a fair amount of time at my booth.
I was really pleased with the results. I sold some pieces that I have had for about a year and some brand new pieces as well. I even had a lovely man buy something for his mom. I really hope she likes it!! He got her the lovely Green Amethyst necklace above.
These pieces all went to good homes. I hope they are happy with their new "Jewels" and contact me for more. Oh! I almost forgot, a few of the other artists bought my tiles and pendants as well as some customers. I would love to see pictures of what they create with them!!

Have a wonderful Sunday!!

Marie

5 comments:

Jen V. said...

I'm so glad you had a great show experience! It can really help validate following your creative dream...so keep on dreamin'!!
Jen
oh, p.s., love the pieces in Bead Trends this month...they're so Skye!! :)

Sea Shore Glass Girl said...

You go Giiiirrrrlllll!!!! Does this mean we might see a Vintaj order in the future? hahahaha :) I'm so happy that your show was a success :)

SummersStudio said...

Congrats on a successful show!

Silver Parrot said...

Congrats! This is such great news!

Michelle said...

Congrats on the success of your show! Woo-Hoo!
Bead Happy!
Michelle