Friday, August 14, 2015

Setting up the 25th Annual Shades of Summer Art Show

It is going to be a very hot 82F (27.8C) and humid 100F (37.8C) day which will not make it pleasant while setting up the paintings at St. Matthews Church in Buckhorn.

First I helped my friend Irene hang her paintings which didn't take very much time as she only had about a dozen.

With my friend Heather being on Toronto for a wedding today I offered to set up her paintings as well as looking after my own.

Her paintings were easy to hang once I had taken them out of their containers and grouped together.

Most of her paintings that I brought to the show were up on her panels in less than two hours.

The remaining ones were hung on the front grids where the theme was flowers and the remaining small pieces were put on the short grids.

By then it was time to take a break and I went next door to the Cody Inn to have lunch and relax for a little while.

Before long I returned to the Church to hang my paintings.

Since I was the last person to hang my paintings, it was up to me to fill in the remaining spaces on the theme grids and small panels at the front of the Church.

First I hung some of the floral paintings I brought for the theme panels at the front.

Next I put the remaining smaller floral themed paintings on the short grids beside the entry table where I also placed my biographies and business cards on the table near my artwork.

My two acrylic abstracts were so different from the rest of my paintings that I placed on some of the all group panels among the oils.

I placed the larger paintings onto my set of grids and then gradually added paintings that were complementary to them until I was pleased with the result.

Lastly, I set up the remaining paintings that I brought on the tables by the wall which had most of the windows in the room.

For the mid-sized paintings I used the window sill as the display area.

The remaining paintings, which were fairly small, were set on ornate metal easels so they could be displayed.

The hours for our show are:
15 Aug 15 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
16 Aug 15 - 12:30pm - 4:00pm
17 Aug 15 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
18 Aug 15 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
19 Aug 15 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
20 Aug 15 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
21 Aug 15 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
22 Aug 15 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
23 Aug 15 - 12:30pm - 4:00pm

Now that this show was finally set up I went home to drop off the boxes and from there go over to Lockside Trading Company in Youngs Point.

I will set the tent up tonight which will save me a lot of time in the morning when I set up for the show which starts tomorrow.

Fortunately for me, both Ron and Christine were at the house and we went out for supper first before going to Lockside.

With the extra helping hands the tent didn't take very long to set up in a nice location near a tall cedar tree which would offer extra shade during the day tomorrow, which is supposed to be hotter and more humid than today.

Our timing was perfect as we managed to return home just before the thunderstorm started.

The hours for the show at Lockside are:
15 Aug 15 - 10am - 6:00pm
16 Aug 15 - 10am - 6:00pm

I will be in my usual spot at the back of the building most of the day painting.

Hopefully the heat and humidity will not keep you from visiting the shows.

I look forward to seeing some of you at one or both of the two art shows during the next nine days.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and I hope you will return often.