This week has been all about tying up loose ends from the Wine and Clay Festival. I had a few custom necklaces to get done. Studio clean up from the last minute mad dash of last week. Putting away my awesome display stuff.
Speaking of display...Thanks for all the great comments about my new set-up. It debuted at the Lubbock Arts Festival in April, and it has gotten rave reviews every time it is seen. I have a few variations so each show has its own specific look. My mother is the 3-D design expert so she actually designed the under workings with all the stuff I had collected. Then we draped the table with many layers of fabric...that too I had collected this past year. The final step is placing all the necklace busts and lights to create the magic.
Voila! Art show in a bag.
Each event has new merchandise to showcase and that adds to the uniqueness of each event.
Here is an example of the mini version of my 2012 display. At its debut, I had 16 feet of room. This is just 4 feet. At the Winery last weekend, I did an 8 foot version. While I was setting up, I had other artists watch and absorb. One told me she was going to "steal" some of my ideas. Go right ahead. We need to bring more interest to Art Shows. Our art is better received and sold if it is displayed in a pleasing manner. So go for it! Change up your set-up. Draw a new audience. Put that 3-D design class to work!