It was a long day and a lot more work than I anticipated but my booth is set up and I’m ready for the wholesale buyers – who will hopefully be arriving in droves at 10am tomorrow.
Stories are better with pictures so here’s another photo documentary of my day:
This is the view from my hotel room.
Just a few months too early for a free game.
Prepping the Retail Only Side of the House
I’m exhibiting in the wholesale/retail section – but their are a huge number of artists that come for only the retail days. They will occupy this space – the union is busy marking off the booths with masking tape and getting ready for their move in on thursday night.
The state of the wholesale booths.
My booth is the one with all the boxes in the aisle.
This is what my booth looked like in the morning – stacks of art.
I spent a lot of time hanging art on the wall but still had piles on the table
So it was time for groceries
I walked a mile and a quarter in the rain to get some food for the rest of trip. I want healthy so I have the energy to yammer about my art for 5 days.
Walking to whole foods was easy, walking back with 2 heavy grocery bags was a little more exhausting. But I was smart and stopped to get a crab cake at Mo’s on the way back so it was all worth it.
My third crab cake of the trip and the best so far – I thought it was better than the one from Faidley’s yesterday and by far better than the one from my hotel room service.
Someone needs to clean up this mess
View from my hotel at 5:30pm
I had to take a short break to hold a live Q&A session for my online workshops so I ran back to the hotel room for the call. This was my view during that phone call. It was gorgeous and this picture doesn’t even come close to doing it justice.
Ta Da – Done
Around 8pm I finished the set up. I’m pretty pleased for my first time effort.
Now you will get to see the booth from every angle.
Lines lined up on the table.
Upscale and Handmade for less than $100
The signs in the lower left say this. I qualify for both. Wonder how many artists have work over $5000 but also work under $100?
You’ll notice some art is missing – I better get to sewing so it’s done by tomorrow
The lump of very ugly electrical cords at the top of this wall is a problem that I need a better solution for in the future. It looks horrible and it’s not really very secure.
Tomorrow I’ll be hanging out in the chair talking wholesale with buyers
And now it’s time for the hot tub. And then to finish my studio newsletter. Oh – and review student work. And yes – finish the artwork that is missing.
But first – the hot tub. We gotta have priorities!