Tim’s doppelgänger, Tom
The Agony .... the organizers for the Big Four show offer a light breakfast for the artists and they did not include coffee. The booth fee is 425.00 and no coffee? The coffee vender where you could buy a cup for 2.00 ran out of coffee and this was before the show even started. Plus they didn’t have half n half only 2% milk, yuck. Over 200 artists and other venders totaled 375.
The weather was great thank goodness easy load in and easy load out. Some artists zipped up their tent and left for the day on Saturday because of low attendance and sluggish sales.
“If I win the lottery I would love to buy that piece” we heard that a lot. Zero sales on Saturday.
Sunday had better attendance the people are very friendly, but the money didn’t flow. The wind must have shifted because a fine dust was floating over everything that’s not good. We did have some interest in two paintings but nothing happened. Time to pack up so we did and then went to dinner. Feeling deflated pulling into the B&B we get a phone call... we want to purchase, will you deliver in the morning? ......The ecstasy......yay! And get this, these buyers have a place in Delray Beach. We go all the way to Louisville small world.
Next stop home, my own bed, I can’t wait.
Shadyside PA on Walnut street was an OK show for us.
It was well attended and the weather was beautiful!
The agony... 3:30 am set up on Saturday which ran until 7pm, ugh! The pizza was excellent and so was the water. We stayed at the Shadyside Inn 2 blocks from the show. That place was great. Acorn restaurant and Mercurios I highly recommend. The jury is still out on whether we would attend again.
WestHampton....the agony, army showers. We glamped in a camper in someone’s back yard in Center Moriches. 80 bucks a night not bad for the Hamptons. Actually we had a lot of fun the weather was stunning, cool nights and not so hot days. The way the light hits at that time a year is sparkling. We did pretty good there. Future orders are highly likely.
Set up was super easy, pull right up to your space and unload. Easy Peasy. Then parking was feet away from that.
We took the ferry from New London to Orient Pt and drove in the back way. Light traffic all the way. Get this our ferry boat was supposed to be the Mary Ellen but we arrived 2 hours early. Fortunately they had room for us on another boat so we took that. Then, we are driving to the glamper and we pass a road named Mary Ellen. Later, after some sales on Saturday and nibbles all day on Sunday, ten minutes before tear down, our whale, the big fish and guess what? Her name, Mary Ellen, the ecstasy!
Brenda Gordon & Magnus Sebastian
This weekend (Memorial Day 2019) begins our adventures in traveling the country exhibiting and hopefully selling our artwork. In this blog, I plan to document our successes, critique the art festivals we participate in and anything else that might be note worthy.