So here are some shots from my booth for the first few weeks (May 5, 12, and 26. I skipped the weekend of the 19th to go check out the big league artists from the wonderful Northern Virginia Fine Art Festival. I plan to enter that next year when I have a few shows under my belt.
I started with a 'double L'-shaped display with a table in the back corner.
This year there are over 70 vendors so the arrangement was a bit crowded, and the coordinator wanted to move some of us to a different location to help the flow of traffic.
|May 5, desk shot|
The following week we all had to rearrange anyway for a festival going on, so I went to a U-shaped display. I liked the openness of the space despite losing the intimate nature the former display provided. And yes, that's my thumb taking over the shot...
This past weekend I landed in a different space near the coffee house at which my family and I love to hang out, but as it turned out, I would not get to call this space home either. Hopefully my NEXT show I'll have a permanent home. Keep your fingers crossed! I moved the table to the front corner, which I think helped catch some eyes. As the sun crept in I moved it on a diagonal.
I made my first sale this week, a charming little 6 x 6 inch abstract. Hopefully this will be a start to something. At least it nearly covered my show fee this week, so I'm feeling pretty good.
Onward and upward
I'm taking June 2 off to cheer on my husband at his first race (a half-marathon is his first race, not a 5K. Do you believe him? My first race was a 5K and I wanted to die afterward, LOL), but I'm back for the rest of the month, hopefully with a proper booth home. I've decided that next time I will show fewer mid-range pieces, though, as most visitor comments favored larger work, and this will also help out the all the hanging and handling and stress on the art issues. Plus I have some gorgeous new work to display, and I can't wait to show it off.
In other news...
I now accept PayPal payments through my website, morganjnorwood.com, and all major credit cards at my show or via offline sales and commissions. Interested in a piece? Contact me directly.
September is coming quickly, and I'm planning a show at the North Gate Vineyard in Purcelville, Virginia. More information to come, so be sure to check back soon.