Exactly. Saturday was my 3rd straight Saturday art show, this time at the Los Alamos Middle School. It was much easier unpacking and setting up, even at 7am. I haven’t been to this part of Los Alamos, I mean it’s way out there in the boonies, great country, about 45 minutes from my home. This show, I decided to get some lights, such as puck LED lights, a bug light used for book reading, I put that on the magnet stand. And christmas lights, which seem to be burnt out, the only dud, but at least the other lights were effective. As you can see from the photos, the LED lights were put behind the baskets, to conceal it. Some people were mesmerized by where the light source was coming from. I put them on “Daisy” and “Santa Fe Sunset”, two paintings which get lots of attention. I also did a new acrylic painting of the Sangre de Christo mountains which I displayed, but that didn’t seem to get attention.
In fact, it was a similar “crafts-minded” crowd. Once again, people were looking for cheap bargins, not fine art. I thought because it was Los Alamos, a rich county, I would stand a better chance. But nope. I just sold notecards, got a few more email addresses for my raffel, and a possible dog commission. The show ended about 3:30pm and I quickly packed up and left, got home about 5pm. I was tired, I haven’t had much success at these craft shows and maybe it’s time to start doing some more serious fine art shows and juried competitions. I think I’m ready. I’m tired of going home disappointed because I haven’t found my people yet, my true prospects. The work and display is improving, but I must step it up to ensure better results.