I was excited to be a part of the September 2017 Sugar House Art Walk. Several shops and artist studios open their doors to let the public through while offering beverages, snacks and conversation. Commerce and Craft usually lets two artists display on the lawn and covered patio to sell their wares. This time, I was the only artist and the other space was a family of bee keepers selling their honey. It was a little slow as it rained immediately before we started setting up, the Utah State Fair just opened, as well as the Greek Festival is this weekend.
There were a few familiar faces; Maura Naughton, the former president of the Utah Watercolor Society, as well as an instructor at Petersen Art Center. Krystal Mascarenas, with whom I shared a writing class at Salt Lake Community College, and bought a painting. And, of course, my Tim and Shaylee, and my Hunny, Andrew helped me set up and take down.
In all I sold three paintings. The most important thing that I take away from this show is to be flexible in display possibilities. I had borrowed six easels to use, but two were unusable for anything. Instead, we moved a bench from the porch and put paintings on it. I also used the windowsills for smaller paintings. I just wish we'd had a bigger crowd.
Gail was a perfect hostess as the owner and I appreciate her hospitality.
I would definitely do it again.