We spend so much time getting ready for the show, then it all seems to be over in an instant, sort of like Thanksgiving dinner. But it is such a happy event that it all feels worthwhile, and it just seems to get better every year. Thanks to everyone who was able to come and support the show!
I am always busy until the very last moment setting up my booth, so I have only a smattering of decent pictures to show. You can see all the artist's work over on the Portland Art Collective blog.
Here's my booth this year:
I was planning on just having these little silver and white trees bare for props, but my son told me they didn't look right. At the last minute I decided to add my baubles that I'm planning on using for a bigger project. I was really happy I did. I sold quite a few of them, and I now have a reason to sit and make a lot more.
One of the centerpieces of our show is our dangly tree at the entrance. Many artists make small ornaments and we display them all together for a very dramatic entrance.
Lorraine Jones' zen-like hangings which start with the wooden slats from old barrels:
Dayna Collin's Fearless Faces:
Darlene Veltman's wacky stuffed figures and wall quilt:
Lenall Siebenaler's bright, whimsical paintings.
Paula McNamee's flooded metal, key pendants.
Stephanie Brockway's carved and found wood sculptures.
Tory Brokenshire's found object sculptures:
I apologize for all the wonderful pieces that I didn't get pictures of, but then it would be impossible to capture it all.
I stepped outside on break one evening just in time to catch the sunset in the windows. A spectacular ending to a glorious weekend.