Certainly nice to have this display going on, Hope it helps with the student's studies!
Last one for June is Art Fest Midwest next weekend (June 26-27) @ Fairgrounds in Des Moines. All images for sale @ http://gallery.journeyzing.com.
I'm on a listserve of other artisans [most of which, like me, do photography] who attend art shows and we discussed having a packing list. I said I'd provide mine, so it's uploaded here: Download MASTER ART SHOW CHECKLIST. I'm sure there are many other items I could take, and some I need not take. And I don't necessarily take everything each time, but this list has developed over the years and I find it helpful when I'm in the 'getting-ready-to-leave' stress mode.
On each weekend in June, I will be displaying and selling my photographs at a variety of locales in June.
Edina, Minnesota Art Fair June 4, 5 & 6
50th & France, [Booth 188, near corner of W. 51th Street & France]
Hinsdale, Illinois, Fine Arts Festival June 12 & 13
Burlington Park, Garfield & W. Chicago Avenue, Hinsdale, IL
[Booth 85, along Chicago Ave., east end]
Stone Arch Festival of the Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota June 19 & 20
University Av. & 2nd Avenue SE, Minneapolis
[tentatively, Booth 192, Fr. Hennepin Park]
ArtFest Midwest, June 26 & 27 Des Moines Iowa
“The other Art Show”, indoors at the State Fairgrounds
[booth will be assigned day of show]
Here's the Newsletter [2 pages] and it includes a 10% off coupon good at the upcoming June shows and festivals. Hope to see you at one or more of them.
In the Fort Dearborn - Chicago Photo Forum International Photography Competition 2010, I was one of thirty photographers who received an Award of Excellence. Nearly 700 photographers from 16 countries participated in the Competition; the top 30 images were selected by esteemed professionals in the photography industry. Awards were presented in five categories - people, places, nature, still-life and alteration of reality. The thirty winners come from Argentina, Australia, Canada, Netherlands and 13 states in the U.S.
Fort Dearborn-Chicago Photo Forum is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1895. The organization promotes creativity and community and invites all who are passionate about photography to participate in its activities. Some of the world's most renowned photographers have been involved in the organization’s activities over the decades, through print salons, and educational programs. Fort Dearborn held its first print competition and Salon in 1900. Alfred Stieglitz and Edward Steichen were two of the participants and the Art Institute of Chicago co-sponsored that event and hosted the winners' exhibition. This year’s international photography competition is Fort Dearborn’s first online digital photo contest and the winning entries will be displayed through June at Morpho Gallery, 5216 N. Damen, Chicago, Illinois.
It'll be a busy month! I applied to a number of art festivals and shows for the summer and fall months and so far, have heard from three. I'll be displaying and selling at the following shows and hope to see you there:
Edina, Minnesota - June 4th-6th
Hinsdale, Illinois - June 12th - 13th
ArtFest Midwest, Des Moines, Iowa - June 26th-27th
More information as I get it - and I've applied to some other juried shows for this summer and hope to be able to add to this list.
We'll be mailing out postcards but here are the basic details: 1pm - 4pm on Saturday, October 31st at the office of Dr. Stoken, 1454 30th St., #109, West Des Moines [details at www.3womenart.com].
I still need to put up some pictures from Alaska, but this past weekend was much more exciting [not in a positive way!] No, I wasn't dealing with flooding [thank goodness] but I had a show at Stone Arch Festival of the Arts and although the weekend was filled with lovely blue skies, in the early evening on Saturday a 60 mph wind blew through the area of the Festival and my tent ended up in a tree [see photo].
Others were not as lucky, losing their frames entirely or roofs or having everything blown sideways. Some had to leave, many of us regrouped and stayed. But it does make me rethink the idea of an outdoor show, at least over a period of time.
will be held in West Des Moines, Iowa = further information is at the website for the 3Women, 3WomenArt.
We will be returning with some favorites and also bringing new images and jewelry, in celebration of spring.
The Two Rivers Art Expo, the main fundraiser for Metro Arts Alliance for the year, is coming up on November 2nd, 3rd and 4th at Hy Vee Arena in Downtown Des Moines. I [along with a number of other artists] was juried into the final group and am very excited to be there this year.
Friday night is the special preview night: a preview of what's on display and 'early dibs' for purchasing as well. Then we continue all day Saturday and Sunday.
I'll have some formal, framed larger pieces as well as framed and unframed, but matted 16" x 20"s, 11" x 14" matted photographs, and cards, trivets and coasters. If you want to see a collection from which these images come, go to my SmugMug gallery.
I've decided that my pricing structure will include tax [which is a 6% sales tax here in Des Moines]. That saves me hunting for the calculator to figure it out and for the pennies and nickels to make change. I've tried this at other shows and it seems to be appreciated by customers and certainly is appreciated by me!
I hope to see you there!