Monday, July 11, 2011

Saturday's Art Show and Sales

7" x 5" watercolor sketch, matted to  10" x 8" with matching note cards

Remember me telling you about the Art Show and Sale ?  Well Saturday was the day and the weather was perfect for such an event.  It was well attended and a huge hit with both the vendors (aprox. 20) and attendees.  

Lunch could be purchased for a $5.00 donation, proceeds going to a local school.  The menu consisted of a glass of wine, sandwich wrap, 2 salads, 2 asparagus spears, and a huge strawberry,  all served on a small clear plastic plate with a paper doily.  It was a masterpiece in its self .  Attendees could help themselves to dessert of either a lemon bar or brownie or both.  As you can imagine the food was a huge hit.  

I usually try to come up with something new for each of these shows and this year I offered a 5" x 7"  watercolor portrait of the purchasers home, matted to 8" x 10" and a free pack of 6 matching note cards.  I felt I could only offer it to 5  buyers because my schedule from August through November is very full and wouldn't have time to finish them after August.  I sold out with-in the first hour.   And, it was so fun to offer something that so many people were interested in.  I even took two more orders from people who swore they didn't need the portrait until after the first of 2012.   

The show was well advertised and it showed that those in charge had worked hard to make it the great event it was.  

Now time for me to get back to work and get some painting done ....


  1. What a nice time you had, and such a good idea for the painting/notecards. Sounds like you will be quite busy!

  2. Good idea Nancy,I like the presentation also. Bravo!

  3. Anonymous1:43 AM

    Hello Nancy,

    Congratulations for your success at the show. It seems you have had a good time !

  4. Thank you Nancy. You are right about me being busy. I'm off to a good start though. I have photographed all the homes but one and have the same amount of pre-drawings on my paper already. Whew.

    Jani, thanks. I was happy that I already had the cellophane bags/envelopes to make the presentation look like it did.

    Right, a good time was had by all.

  5. Anonymous11:58 PM

    By the way, I love the decor on the pot. Did you made it ?

  6. Nancy, it sounds like such a nice show, congratulations! Lunch sounded delightful, and your idea to do house commissions was very clever! The presentation you came up with is professional and attractive and your paintings are the same. Well done on all aspects!!