|Posted by Melody on June 4, 2011 at 8:54 PM||comments (0)|
Following are some tips for preparing for a show where you are responsible for creating and executing your own display. Consistency in Theme and Technique Collectors want to see work that is consistent. They don't want to see all the work you've ever created while experimenting with different methods and styles.
|Posted by Melody on May 15, 2011 at 6:56 PM||comments (0)|
|Posted by Melody on November 25, 2010 at 9:32 PM||comments (0)|
Retune Nashville is helping uninsured Nashville musicians who lost instruments and other tools of their trade in the May 2010 flood.
Musicians donated their damaged instruments, which were then distributed to local visual artists, who turned them into works of art! I was given part of a banjo body and a mandolin case and created three pieces for the auction.
My art, along with the work of at least 60 other artists will be auctioned off online from now through the end of April 2011. Proceeds from the auction will go back to uninsured musicians to help them get back on their feet.
Click here to visit the auction site and place your bid! Below are pictures of my finished items:
|Posted by Melody on September 12, 2010 at 5:13 PM||comments (0)|
My artist organization, Artists In Nashville celebrated the first anniversary of Art Party last night! Several of our regular guests were there, as well as many new faces! It was a great time and I'm very fortunate to have the support of several good friends who have been instrumental to the success of our group!
I sold several jewelry items at this show. It's interesting to me how slight variations in placement of items can change what grabs the attention of our guests. Last month my paintings and photos were the hot spot and I ended up selling several photo items. This month the hot items were my jewelry and leather pieces.
Whatever the focus of our guests, I'm always excited to hear what they have to say about my work. It is encouraging to hear good feedback, but it's also interesting to hear about what draws someone to a piece. That's what keeps me going, I guess!
|Posted by Melody on June 1, 2010 at 6:34 PM||comments (0)|
I participated in the inaugural East Nashville Arts Fest on May 22 & 23. I haven't done many festivals, so I wasn't sure what to expect, but it was a great experience!
While it wasn't as organized as I'd hoped going in, it came together pretty well. I felt there were a good number of people both days, and I did pretty well in terms of sales in spite of the apparent lack of advertising. (Several people who lived in the area commented that they didn't know the event was happening - they just saw it as they were moving about in the neighborhood!)
It was also extraordinarily hot! As one participant said on Sunday, "It was hot yesterday. Today it's crazy hot!" Yes, it was! And two ten hour days is a lot of time to spend in that kind of heat. My old body wasn't prepared for it, which it let me know round about Tuesday! (You don't want to know the details.) So I'm not sure I'll do another multiple day event that's held out in the weather, but if you're able to take that heat, East Nashville is a great venue!
Here are some pictures of my booth: