I've attended the show several times before, and finally took the plunge this year to participate. It was awesome! I took a slew of new collages and poster-sized enlargements as limited-edition prints. The positive response I got from so many show attendees was so encouraging – lots of people who's eyes widened as they exclaimed that they loved this work! (Yay!)
I had tons interesting conversations, and made many promising connections – including with interior designers and art consultants, and made a couple of significant sales! (Double Yay!)
And SOOOO many friends, students and family came out to see and support me - honestly I can't thank you enough! I feel so very blessed to have such support! (Triple Yay!)
The Artist Project is very well organized and run, which makes it a joy to be an exhibitor, and the breadth and calibre of artists in the show was really impressive. I'm already having ideas for next year's show! I'll definitely be back!
It takes a village to show a Kal: And I had THE BEST VILLAGE! Huge thanks to:
Kim-Lee Kho: For her love, her steadfast belief in my work, her idea to enlarge my collages and decollages (they just so rock at scale!), her design of my first book (which looks awesome!), her opening night support and just -- everything else.
Andy Copp: Who helped me get all the work installed perfectly, sanely - with zero drama - and in record time, even with pleasant breaks to talk art.
Andrea Lee: Who was such a quick study, almost immediately talking to prospects better than I could manage on a tired Fried-day! And for the many interesting conversations throughout the day about artistic and personal growth. Such a delight.
David & Miriam Snell: Who tirelessly supported me though the shows busiest two days -- talking to attendees when I was on break or overwhelmed, taking photos, running for snacks or coffee.... and culminating in a smooth, friendly, co-operative and expeditious take down. You guys are the best!
And a HUGE thanks to Hee-Gyun Yun and his son David at Art Printing Studio!
They printed all my enlarged collages, and framed everything for the show – immaculately!
Plus they made me some excellent cardboard transporation sleeves for my pieces as well.
I cannot recommend them highly enough for printing, framing and a lot more!
Top: The booth installed and ready to roll!
Bottom: Yours truly talking to show attendees. Photos left & centre by David Snell; right by Andrea Lee.