Saturday, June 27, 2009

pssst.... behind the scenes

here are some behind the scene photos from the day before the show started. There is so much work to be done in the end. Thank you so much to John, Scott, Paul for the hard manual labor! and to Karen, Leah, Brandy, Alice, Rick, Kathryn & my mom for watching my ladies.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

friends of S.A.M. 2009

thank you all for your constant support and for stopping by to keep us sane... when during these shows we are anything..BUT!

brandy,ryan,paul. john and jim, dori and john, zoe and pauline
kathryn with eva. diego,cecilia, maria. lynne,dani and me. marc. tom,Q and Truman
the strahls, Madalyn and my people, scott, Leah, Brandy and the conjoined twins, Leah again
Liz & Tom, Darcy & Channing, Marc, Kim & Grace, Karen and...... sunshine wheat!
(and i missed a few of you with my camera.. sorry)

Monday, June 22, 2009

Thank you for coming out }

The Summer Art Market this year was anything but DULL!

Friday afternoon the skies were dark and ominous. The clouds seemed to be hanging out to the north, but the entire time we were setting up we were surrounded by lightening. It put us all a bit on edge. At least the rain stayed away while we were working outside.
Saturday morning was beautiful. No clouds, not too hot and we were BUSY. We had some great early sales and it was nice to see some of our favorite returning customers - as well as meet some people. We are also so lucky to have so many good friends stop by to support us - say hi, bring food, beer, keep us company, help out, watch our girls - etc. We couldnt do it without all of you.
Sunday morning was also beautiful - we had no idea what was in store for us. We had moderate sales in the morning - it was off to a slower start, which is to be expected anyway. But at 2PM, right when we should have been starting the rush for the final sales of the weekend (all my favorite sales when someone has thought about a piece they have seen earlier in the show - and they rush back and hope its there, and most of the time they go home with it because it was meant to be, or we find one to make them happy) - instead we were headed for cover from a funnel cloud. The tornado warning sirens went off. Here in Denver that usually means that people go outside to look for a tornado, but this particular time you could see one forming, right above where we were. The girls were with us - so the 3 of us went to the basement of the Art Students League while John stayed behind and packed up the artwork. (watching the skies incase he needed to run for cover) We were down there for about 40+ minutes before we came back up and attempted to remain open for sales. although - in that 40 minutes about 1/2 of the booths had packed up and left. so it wasnt very inviting for anyone to continue shopping. about 330 we started packing it all up. We had about 20 minutes left when the skies opened and we were soaked. It was a steady rain - i have never had an arts festival like this. At the end of it all, we were very pleased that no one was hurt, and that we made the money we were hoping to - to make it a success. Lets hope next year the rain has moved on. (its been like Seattle around here)

Here are some favorite photos:
Setting up Friday

4 mountain dews got me thru saturday.

when they are old enough - they will be amazing helpers and i will pay them well

johns work

pre-tornado warning

wondering just how long the weather would hold out

in the basement with about 80 others (in this section)

Thursday, June 11, 2009


Here is a peek at some new work.

5x10" (14 pictured below) $100-120 each

5x5" (16 pictured below) $60 each

6x6" (9 pictured below) $80 each

10x10" (3 pictured below) $150 each

New Work by John -

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If you are in Denver this weekend - - - come check out the SUMMER ART MARKET at 2nd & Grant. Our booth is #172 which is closer to Sherman and 2nd street. We will be there from 10-5PM Saturday & Sunday. Come say Hi.

here are some links with info:
booth maps
parking suggestions


Andrea Kemp Portrait Painting June 13, 2009 10-11 am

Rick Brogan Fundamentals of Drawing June 13, 2009 11:30 am-12:30 pm

** Cristine Boyd Ceramic Surface Decoration June 13, 2009 1-2 pm

Michael Gadlin Abstract Painting with Acrylics June 13, 2009 3-4 pm

Jo Fitsell Collage: Paper & Fiber June 14, 2009 10-11 am

Steve Tracy Abstract Painting with Oil June 14, 2009 11:30 am-12:30 pm

Andi Mascarenas Sculpting the Figure in Clay June 14, 2009 1-2 pm

Tim Flynn Wire Sculpture June 14, 2009 3-4

Monday, June 08, 2009

NEW work & a NEW SIZE

I have many new things to show and share this year. First is the new size - a lovely long 5x10" and they sell for $100.

The houses for me have always represented a place and relationship. my place in the world...and the relationships i have, where i have landed, where I want to go - to visit or to live. The people (friends and family) in my life and where they are in relationship to me. My family talks a lot about selling it all.. making like more simple and moving to far away land. John wants ocean and I want land and space. (and you cant really have both) So - i am working thru where would be a good place to land. (although - for the record .... we did just "LAND" somewhere 2 1/2 years ago - so it is not like we haven't just made some tough choices and unpacked lots of boxes and acquired MORE stuff.)

more to come - but here is a start....,

Saturday, June 06, 2009

S L E E P ?

NOT YET! - i will sleep June 15th. The SUMMER ART MARKET IS COMING UP QUICK! and it is my only show for the summer.. HOORAY! I usually like to do a few shows a year, but after last year i was exhausted and drained. I decided to work more on my online sales and less on shows and travels to the shows. So this year - one show - one week from now. THEN my summer can start!

off to work...... with special thanks to caffeine.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

art show

SUMMER HAS STARTED - and so has the art. this is the art show the girls put on for me at Johns studio.