Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Near Beckley Furnace

Near Beckley Furnace
Oil on canvas, 10x10

The Meet the Artists show in Olde Mystick Village proved to be a pretty good show for me - far better than the much more ballyhooed Mt. Gretna show or the new show at Butternut Basin.

So maybe there's something to the notion that shows that are IN places - rather than being in places that are away from everything - have better chances of success.

There were tons of people in Olde Mystick Village over Labor Day weekend. An artist who had hoped to move her car closer to the show on Sunday to make loading up easier wasn't able to find a space in the whole parking lot.

People who had come to shop and to browse the stores came to the show to browse and buy. People driving past on I-95 saw the tents and decided to stop in. In my booth were folks from Texas, Chicago, New York City - and a surprising number of people from Philadelphia.

I felt re-energized at this show. First, I'd been able to do some painting beforehand. Second, the weather was beautiful. Third, there were lots and lots and lots of people - and many friends and relatives, too.

So it was fun. And isn't that what it's all about?

1 comment:

carrie jacobson said...

Hey, Shea, it WAS fun. I especially liked watching the kids troll for crayfish. Three girls and a boy, maybe 11 or 12, just having some fun in the river in the last days of summer. And the furnace thing itself, a big kilnlike thing with a giant chimney, that was cool. I grew up in CT and never even heard of it...