well – first pop-up complete. summit arts showcase in oakley, ut. was fun and knocked down the barrier of trying something new. i have never done a pop-up show and i was pleasantly surprised. setup went well - peg boards and metal binder clips make it easy. throw in a fancy table cloth, plants, some artwork and call it good. over 500 people perused the barn over the weekend so that is a lot of eyes on my work. i'll take it.
it was longer hour days but luckily i was able to setup shop and work while i was there. considering i am living in a basement and space is limited, having a large work table allowed me to get a lot done. i finished 1 large piece and 4 smaller ones.
if anything, this show was a great setup for my next one at root’d. i definitely want to frame some pieces so people can see what it looks like finished. paper is funny like that. when you are accustomed to working on it you want it to be finished when you are done working on it. but it isn’t. it isn’t finished until it is framed and ready to be on a wall somewhere. canvas lends itself to be hangable right away. paper takes more. you have to add additional cost to get it hang-ready and that is a lot to ask people to imagine and invest in… i guess.
tbd, but that is my theory as it stands.