1) Next year, I want to volunteer more, so when I go I know more people. It's kind of no fun to be there alone.
See all the people? I didn't know any of them.
2) Next year, I will submit a larger piece. Here's what mine looks like:
The red arrow indicates the sad little piece I submitted.
3) Next time, I will not leave the house, ever, without a stack of postcards (that have my dates, address, etc.). I looked and looked and couldn't see my cards on any of the three big racks they had for artists to put their cards on -- either all of mine have been picked up (unlikely) or somehow my cards didn't make the transition from inside the building to the display tables outside (in which case I'm bummed). I meant to go over there yesterday to see if restocking was in order but never made it. Next time, I'll know.
It was a nice event, nevertheless. The artworks are fabulous -- mine looked pretty puny in comparison. I was really struck by a gorgeous photograph of a cobblestone street -- it kind of took my breath away. (It's the first one on this page of his website.) When I got close enough to read the tag, it was Tom Jacobs' picture -- my photography teacher. Of course.
They had tents with food and drink outside and a marimba band, which was nice. Lots of people!
On the home front, my friend Jana and I got most of the canvases hung yesterday -- and they look much better in my "studio"! The preview show is kind of overwhelming.