I must apologize for not writing for so long, sometimes I lack inspiration or motivation for these things. Anyway, on to the fun stuff…
Some of you know that I entered a couple pieces into the Art Source Gallery’s Juried competition for this year. Well, West Highland Way got in! The reception for the show opening was tonight. A good day for an opening since it was also First Thursday where lots of people come out and the local businesses have music and food items for people to enjoy.
There were a ton of people at the gallery. There was a musician playing a piano and singing. There was also a table with goodies where I unfortunately picked up a coconut cookie without realizing it. >.< I am not a fan of coconut. I did not have any problems with the strawberries or the crackers, luckily.
After a while they announced the winners, they had four winners where all of the prizes were the same as well as the title of the prizes. There were no 1st, 2nd, or 3rd places, just four selected pieces that they liked the most. They won cash awards, and unfortunately I was not one of them but I am satisfied with just being accepted into the show.
The work for the show will be up the entire month of July and those of you who are in the Boise area should go down and take a look. There are a lot of nice pieces.
On a different note I should mention that I went to the opening instead of doing the Thursday Market. Evidently they forgot that I told them this and when I was walking down through the booths to see a friend (who sells herbs and natives) we ran into each other and they said that they thought I was going to show up tonight. They don’t seem to be the most organized people in the world, but I’m sure they have a lot of details to juggle…
Next First Thursday I may or may not be at the Market depending on if I can get set up at one of the little shops down town for that evening.
I have also decided not to do the Edward’s Market since when I was there two weeks ago I sold *one* thing, and that certainly doesn’t cover the rent for the booth spot. I did make a good connection with a framer who had someone bring in one of my pieces that wants to do some consignment with my stuff, but other than that it’s really not worth it.
I’m sure there’s other things I’m forgetting to write about. Mostly just about the Refugee Festival the week after I was stuck in the corner behind the stage. That has been the best Saturday for sales so far. Last Saturday they put me in a different spot, out in the midst of the main grove but that didn’t seem to give me more sales than in my original location. I think I like my original spot more, at least at this point I do.
Oh and at Edward’s Market a bee tried to land on my tulip (Fire & Ice) print. The photo didn’t turn out right because it was on the wrong setting, but it you get the point.
– Kathryn Koozer
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