Friday, September 4, 2015

Setting up the Kawartha Arts Festival

So far it has been a very hot, humid and busy week and things won't slow down until after this long holiday weekend.

The heat and humidity came back with a vengeance starting on Monday and by mid-week it reached at high of 91F (32.8C) and 105F (40.6C) and the temperatures are slowly starting to come back down with today being 84F (28.9C) and feeling like 94F (34.4C).

Unfortunately, they are going to climb higher each day during the course of the long holiday weekend.

Fortunately, today there was a breeze to keep it from becoming unbearable while the artists brought in their tables, grids and artwork.

To get everything from the car brought into the building took almost two hours due it being like old home week with catching up on everything going on with all the other artists I knew and I hadn't seen at the other shows this year.

Then it was time to get to work and start setting things in place and then hang my paintings.

The nice thing about Kawartha Arts Festival is that there is usually a bit of a breeze going through the building and once again I have my same display area which I really like.

First my name sign went up on the wall in the middle of my display area.

Then I set up the main table, put the tablecloth over it and then joined the small grids together that go on top of the table.

Next I pulled out the paintings I wanted on the peg board wall and hung them first so I could get the step ladder out of the way.

Then the chair and table where I demonstrate during the course of the show were set in place and the table was covered.

I could also use this table to set out many of the small paintings that I would put around the larger pieces on the table panels.

Soon all the paintings were hung on the grids, the labels put in place and any fingerprints had been removed from the glass, the bios, business cards and information about other shows I would be exhibiting at were set out on the main table.

The extra paintings were set under the main table along with the containing bags and wrapping materials, I took a last look around to be sure everything was in place.

Now it was time to head home and relax for a little while before starting on the barn chores.

I hope to see some of you at the show over the weekend.