On September 13, 2017 was Poor Yorick Fall Open Studio. This venue is an old warehouse that's been converted into artist studios and twice a year they open their doors for the public to see and buy directly from the artists. Tom Aikins, who was a friend of mine, rents a studio there and I've been a guest artist of his for the last 3 years. He was going to be out of town for this event and asked if I would still be putting art in and if I'd like to invite a friend to also display their art. So I asked my good friend Cheryl Sandoval to share the space with me. She came a week early to help me clean the dusty studio and we also patched and painted the walls so they would look professional for hanging art.
I know Cheryl from the University of Utah. We took many classes together and she graduated last May. She paints nice, big canvases and I knew her pieces would look great on the outside wall, in the hallway. Her art looks great and she hung them perfectly!
We had a great time greeting guests, talking about our art, technique, school classes, figure models, etc. The event was hoppin' busy! I sold two small paintings, one large painting, a couple of prints and lots of watercolor cards. I gave out all of my business cards and need to order more! Cheryl didn't sell any but she said she observed and learned a great deal. I love being around her because she has such a positive outlook and always says the right thing at the right time. I can't wait to work with her again! Quite the successful evening.