Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Fremont Saturday Market!!!!

I have been in the art business in one form or another for 8 years. I have tried to make a living at juried art festivals, consignment with local galleries, sales reps who swear they will make me a million and last but not least, wholesale trade shows and internet venues. I believe in diversification. However, the expense of most of these avenues far out ways the benefits. I always seem to come back to my roots, the local farmers/craft markets. My favorite by far is the Fremont Market.

Perhaps it is because I was born in Berkeley CA and the feel of Fremont is the same. Perhaps it is just the joyful crowd out absorbing the sun. What I do know is that this crowd loves to support it's local talent. They love to find hidden treasures and talk art for hours. I have sold my work at some of the top retail shows in the country and I find the people in Fremont more educated on art and eager to buy then in any other venue.

So to all those Fremont shoppers and art enthusiasts, I want to say from the bottom of my heart, Thank you for your support and knowledge!!!!!

See you next Sunday!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

And so it begins....

In the last week I have been inundated with questions, comments and emails about blogging; Why am I not on facebook; do you twitter?; catch me on myspace; I had no real idea what all this meant or why I needed to join the social network generation. I don't text, I barely email and my webpage reflects exactly how little I know. But with the encouragement of a dear friend and fellow artist, Connie Delavergne, I have stepped out from beneath the sheltering umbrella of ignorance.

Having attempted to research other artist's blogs I came up nearly empty handed. This could be due to the technical ignorance of most artists (I think I am projecting here) but more likely it is because I have no idea how to search for them. Admitting this, I am open to link suggestions for other artists (and inspirational venues).

This blog's purpose it to document the artistic journey. Art to me is all about self discovery and the general human condition. Most people who look/buy my art want to know all about how I came up an idea, what was the struggle and what is my process. Since the answers can change and evolve I thought the time had come to enter this digital age.

I love feedback and lively discussions so please feel free to comment.