July 16, 2012

Art on the Street - Thank You!

To everyone who came out to crowded Quebec Street in downtown Guelph on Saturday and stopped in at Booth 39 to peruse my art, thank you for making my first Art on the Street such a memorable experience!

I wouldn't be able to do what I do without support from many close friends and supporters, all of whom seemed to have turned up, even from as far afield as Toronto.

Thanks too to everyone who made the event possible, to all the local sponsors, to the many generous "art angels," to Lynn Broughton of the Downtown Business Association and Sonya Poweska of the Arts Council...

I met many new people and reconnected with folks I hadn't seen in ages, even old high school pals. And I was honoured - absolutely honoured - to be awarded the "Best of Show." Wow!

My next stop is the Collingwood Arts and Music Festival (not to be confused with the Collingwood Elvis Festival), August 4-5, at the Collingwood Museum Grounds. I'll be in Booth 12.

See you around!


July 9, 2012

First Time at TOAE

My first Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition was a huge personal success. I chatted with hundreds of people, handed out at least a thousand cards, met many inspiring and supportive artists, and sold well, well beyond my expectations. Thanks to everyone who came out, both old and new friends! Hope to see you again next year in the same place.

Next Saturday, July 14, I'll be in Guelph at Art on the Street with, hopefully, a little bit of new work.

Inside my tent. It was a lot of work finding a professional canopy, making a hanging system with my dad at his factory, preparing the paintings, and setting up for the first time in terrible heat on Friday, but we pulled it off. I couldn't have done it without a lot of help from friends and family. 

The view from city hall.

My setup is the first in the foreground. I was lucky to get a spot by the water without other booths hemming me in, and to have a slight breeze pass through for most of the weekend.