Friday, May 06, 2011

The Art Show

High Trestle Trail Artists

 Last Saturday we were invited to participate as guests in an art show  celebrating the opening of the new bike bridge in this area.  It was a lot of fun, we sold some paintings and prints, met some wonderful fun people and reconnected with some long time friends.

Hmmm, first the Chisholm Trail and now the High Trestle Trail, wonder if there is a pattern here.  I am not that much of a trail person myself, but maybe all this is a sign. If it happens I find myself on a trail at all, though, it will be for walking, not biking.  Or maybe just to follow the yellow brick road.

 Toto, I don't think we're in Kansas any more....

As you can see from the photos, the patrons were not dressed in the standard art show attire.  Most of them had ridden in on their bicycles, some had taken a shuttle bus from the town nearby. In any event, "biking" was the theme of the day.   It was  beautiful, though somewhat windy and we had a great time.

We hadn't done a show for years and learned a lot this time out.  We learned we should have brought more cards and prints, we learned that cat people love cat art, even when it doesn't look like their own cat, but dog people want the spots to match their pets exactly. We learned that the corner spot has both advantages and disadvantages.  You don't have to worry about your panels falling over if they are standing against a wall, but people sometimes walk right by without seeing your booth if it is tucked away in a corner. And always leave room for a chair so you can sit down and rest your feet!!!  It was fun and a whole lot less stressful than I expected it to be.  My thanks to the High Trestle Trail Artists for making us feel so welcome.  Hope we can do it again some time.

1 comment:

L. D. Burgus said...

I really like your new header. Yep biking gear you will never see me wearing in public. One person liked the dog but it's face was all white with not brown but the ears were just like their dog.