I have had an amazing 2015-2016 season! Above are the final weekend sales of my original paintings. Pelicans were definitely ‘in’. As were sea turtles if I count the two small metal prints, 4-tile sets and cards.
I had to adjust to a new way of looking at seasons, and while it is weather driven, it is more about when the outdoor art festivals and exhibitions will be in full force here in S. Florida.
The flurry of activity encircling these events was a sight to behold. Before I can exhibit, whether indoors or outdoors, there is a submission process that is either juried or just a matter of claiming a space. Being new to this whole process, I was incredulous how much overlapping of dates played into my planning. I couldn’t exhibit a piece here, if it was already somewhere else and wouldn’t be back in time. WOW!
Call me crazy, but I really wanted to do outdoor shows. This harkens back to my younger days as a weaver and exhibitor in outdoor festivals. The bohemian in me loves it.
While I was juried into the Delray Art Guild and could therefore exhibit each weekend from mid-October to first weekend in April, I still had to tackle all the aspects of successfully displaying my watercolor paintings. My presentation equipment is still not complete and I will use this summer season to acquire the final equipment.
All in all, I had a wonderful selling season at venues in addition to the above, at ArtiGras, Lauderdale Yacht Club, Bonnet House Museum & Gardens. I hope to continue these in the 2016-17 season, and more. I am in the process of planning pieces for the exhibits shown on my exhibits and festivals page, will more venues added as I am accepted.
Thank you to all who made this past season a success, including my husband!