>The Show is Over


The paintings came down much quicker than they took to hang, and David and I were done in like 20 minutes.  All told, I sold the biggest single painting – the Dandelion – and ten other smaller paintings.  I received three commissions from the show and sold a number of the small gift style items – notecard sets, wine gift bags, and tote bags – so it was a very good and profitable “business result” and encouraged me to press forward with my art.

Ultimately, what this, the first show did, was it gave me confidence.  I realized I can paint, and paint things people like and would like to collect.  I realized I have a “knack” for the business/marketing/promotion side of things too, and going balls out to ensure a good sized crowd came was truly worth it.  I can honestly say this endeavor was a success.  

I also realized I love painting enough that I could do it for a living.  It’s more than just a hobby or one of my many tangents that cause my husband to roll his eyes but support me nonetheless.  When all is said and done, I worked on this show full time — and then some — for more than a month to prepare for it and promote it and create for it.  And I did not find it a job at all.  In the end, I relished the opportunity and am so very grateful that it came my way!  

Now, onto whatever lies ahead! 

Categorized as Art show

By Maura Satchell, contemporary artist and writer

Contemporary artist, seeker, writer. Curious to a fault. I let the fates take me where they will and never say no to an adventure. That has led me on some heart-stirring journeys and impetuous choices. I regret nothing.

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