Friday, August 8, 2014

Setting up the 24th Annual Shades of Summer Art Show

Last night as usual we set up the panels and tables for the Shades of Summer Art Show and Sale. I helped Heather set up her paintings at that time and knew she would come with me and help me set up my work today.

It didn't take long for us to move all the boxes into the Church and start unpacking the larger pieces.

Once they were set in place on the panels it was easy to start putting up the rest of the paintings.

Once the main panels were finally filled it was time to put a couple of paintings up on the front panels where our theme for this show was "Cottage Country".

Fortunately for me, I had a wide variety of paintings to choose from that would quite possibly fit into the remaining spaces that had been left open for my artwork.

For the front side of the panels I chose four of my smaller pieces placing them where I felt they would complement the other paintings that were already in place.

For the back side of the panels I chose two different sized paintings that were fairly neutral in colour to fill the final spaces.

By then it was time to take a break and Barbara, Heather, Irene and I went next door to the Cody Inn to have lunch and relax for a little while before Heather and I would return to finish hanging.

There was a space left for me on the short grids on the front table and hung a pair of paintings that fit as though the space was made for them.

I placed a few copies of my biography right below these paintings before we filled the remaining space left for me on the table with two sets of miniature paintings.

The last thing that needed to be set up was my space on the table across from my main panels.

I decided to keep it very simple and uncluttered.

I placed two small paintings on easels on the window sill, then three more paintings toward the back of the table and put my books of ACEO and OSWOA to the front of the table.

Before I left I made up a quick list of my paintings that I have displayed at this show and tomorrow I will bring my formal list to leave at the front desk with me.

Once I arrive home I will set out the paintings I would like to work on during the course of the show and get everything ready so all I have to do in the morning is put the few things I need into the car.

I look forward to seeing some of you at our show during the next nine days.

The hours for our show are:
09 Aug 14 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
10 Aug 14 - 12:30pm - 4:00pm
11 Aug 14 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
12 Aug 14 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
13 Aug 14 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
14 Aug 14 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
15 Aug 14 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
16 Aug 14 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
17 Aug 14 - 12:30pm - 4:00pm

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and enjoy the artwork.