Wednesday, May 19, 2010

i bit the bullet...

i have bought a booth at a local art fair.
i don't know how i feel about this.
it feels....well.... odd.
i have only showed my work in galleries.
now i feel as if i'm peddling my stuff at a yard sale type event.

but for the past 1 to 2 years i don't have the money to "make art" and to "show art"
i have chosen to make art.
so i have boxes of stuff everywhere, in every corner
i have been asked to be apart of a few shows. awesome.
this makes me feel like my work speaks for itself.
i have sold too many pieces to count.
i love that someone likes my stuff enough to hang it on their wall!

so i am holding my final verdict until after this show.
i will count it as a success if i AT LEAST...
make my money back that i have spent to rent the booth and tables.
i have made a few fun/clever pieces specifically for targeting people to "buy"


  1. I go to more art fairs than galleries preferring the open outside vs the stuffy inside.

    Will you be set up to do any creating at your spot? I always like watching an artist do their thing.

    Good Luck! pfft, like you need any. ;)

  2. I don't consider it peddling. I'm much more inclined to go to an art fair than a gallery anyway. I would show up if I were closer. Go Rocket!

  3. I think it's a good idea. I'd go, too, if I was closer.

  4. I think you should show the pieces off or at least the three maybe a bff would offer a good price

  5. I've always thought, that no matter how you sell your artwork, it's money you didn't have before. At the end of the day, good or bad, hundreds of people are going to walk by your booth and form an opinion about it...and how is that any different from showing in an art gallery?