This year we were smart enough to plan a mock setup a week before the big show. Usually we just kinda think about it and end up always running out to the store the night before the show to buy last minute things. We had a good run through and didn't need to purchase anything extra at all! So for the first time in BGAW's show history, we didn't feel or look like amateurs!
So here's what everything looked like all set up at the show (feel free to admire our display panels and arrangement):
SO, while I didn't sell any paintings at the show, I made lots of contacts and have some promising commissions! It was the first year to have artists at this show- The GHBA Home & Remodeling Show at Reliant Center. I think most of the people who walked through the "Art Garden" were totally shocked there were artists there. Hopefully next year they'll be expecting art and come ready to buy!
If you're an artist trying to figure out how to display art without investing in Pro Panels, think about using old shutters! They add a great effect and are cheap, though they'll likely need some loving touch-ups.
Also, to celebrate our success, I sent out an emailer this week to my subscribers! If you're interested in joining the list, just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org