A couple times a year I mail postcards to announce an upcoming art show or group of shows I’m doing.
(I say a “couple” because it’s been exactly two per year for several years now. But maybe some year I’ll do three. I’m leaving myself some wriggle room here. Anyway, it’s not much mail. Very non-spammy.)
You are totally missing out if you’re not getting my postcards. They’re free to you, and each features a new painting in full glorious glossy color. Some people frame them and hang them up. I think that’s great! Heck, after a few years you’ll have a nice little grouping for that odd empty corner where nothing else fits.
If you’re not getting my postcards, you should get in on the action. What’s to lose?
My last postcard, shown here, announced my participation in the 2013 Kings Mountain Art Fair in northern California. Doesn’t that look nice?
I love showing my art at the Kings Mountain Art Fair. It’s held once a year, on Labor Day weekend (end of August/early September). This year marks the show’s 50th anniversary! Woo! Congratulations Kings Mountain! That’s longevity.
Coast Views Magazine did a very nice story about the show’s history.
If you’re anywhere near the San Francisco Bay Area this Labor Day, you should come. I’ll be in my usual place anchoring the far north end of the show, under the majestic redwood trees. The spectacular forest setting has to be seen to be believed. (The photo above is a view of the fair from near my booth.)
Of course I’ll be showing a whole bunch of brand-new never-before-seen paintings, including several tree paintings in bright, happy colors, as well as some experimental new work. Wanna see? Come to the show! (Subscribers to my highly infrequent email newsletter* get a sneak peek.)
Kings Mountain Art Fair
13889 Skyline Bl, Woodside, California (click for map)
Saturday, Sunday and Monday
August 31 – Sept. 2, 2013
10am – 5pm
Free admission, free on-street parking, free parking shuttle
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Fellow Los Angeles artist and friend Sarah Hage wrote about my art in her blog. I didn’t know until after she published it. “Hope you don’t mind I blogged about you” she wrote me.
No, I don’t mind. I’m honored! And she writes really well, which is always a pleasure. You should read it. (click here)
Unlike my last time there (when I took the photo above) the show is now held in a grassy field. I think that’ll be nicer.
And hey lookee, the local rag chose one of my paintings to feature in their calendar section. Whee! I’m famous! (click to see larger)
La Jolla Festival of the Arts
June 22-23, 2013
10am – 5pm Saturday & Sunday
Warren Field, University of California at San Diego (click for map)
3453 Voigt Dr., San Diego, CA
Paid admission, free parking
I’m in booth 903 but there aren’t 900 artists at the show. I’m just located on Row 9, which is the last row.
Here’s a detailed map of the show layout (click to see):
I’m showing my art in the beautiful Beverly Hills Art Show this year. Held in a lovely park in the heart of Beverly Hills, this is easily the best Los Angeles outdoor art show. It’s well worth visiting if you’re in the area.
This is a highly competitive show for artists to get into. I’ve shown here before, but I don’t get accepted every year! So I’m very happy to be back this year.
And of course this show is local for me, so no traveling and no hotels. I get to sleep in my own bed. Ahhhh! That’s nice.
See you there!
Look for me in Booth 401, in the end block at the east end of the show.
I was so excited to do the big art show in Scottsdale, Arizona. (The Scottsdale Arts Festival, March 2013)
It was a gamble. I knew that. Coming from out of state meant my travel costs were high (there’s no such thing as a cheap hotel in Scottsdale). But it’s such a great show! Everyone says so. I did a lot of research, read lots of reviews, both from artists and from patrons. It sounded perfect. I was ecstatic when I was accepted to participate. It’s not an easy show to get into; the competition is pretty fierce. I was really looking forward to this great show I’d heard so much about.
Note: when a patron says a show is “great” they mean that the art is of consistently high quality and the show is a visual treat. When an artist says a show is “great” they mean that art collectors come to the show and buy lots of art. Usually the two overlap to a high degree.
I had very high hopes for this show.
Unfortunately, my hopes weren’t matched by reality. Frankly, I lost my shirt on this one.
The weather was against us for 2 of the 3 days. Cold winds and rain doused us all day Friday and most of Saturday. That surely dampened spirits. Oh yeah, and it hailed on Friday. Twice.
But actually a lot of people came to the show, in spite of the rain. (They did all leave when the hail started.) And even more people showed up Sunday when the weather was nice. It got quite crowded. So I can’t blame the weather. Plenty of people showed up, more than I expected.
It just wasn’t the right crowd for me. I gave it my best shot and lost. Sometimes that happens.
The good thing is there’s always another show. Up next for me is the Beverly Hills Art Show, May 18-19, 2013. Also a gamble, but at least I get to sleep in my own bed. See you at the show!
I’m going for the best. It’s my very first out-of-state art show, all the way in Scottsdale, Arizona. There are a lot of art shows in Arizona (no, really, a LOT) but by all accounts the Scottsdale Arts Festival is the best. And only the best will do! So I’m off to Arizona!
My art and I will be in booth 32. Come take a look! It’s going to be a beautiful show.