Saturday, September 3, 2016

The Kawartha Art Festival

Today is the first day of the Kawartha Art Festival held in Fenelon Falls, Ontario.

I set up most of my exhibit yesterday, but with a couple more artists in the Agricultural Building this year the committee is strictly enforcing the 4'(1.2m) x 8' (1.8m) booth space unlike in previous years where we had a 4' (1.2m) x 10' (3m) booth.

With the reduced booth length I could not put in my table as there would be no room to be able to get in behind it, so instead of the table I set up my paint out chair in its place.

With the booth to the side I had the chair facing my table with the paintings, which turned out to be much better that sitting behind the table.

For the first time I had available matted and shrink wrapped original artwork in watercolour and in pen and ink.

This was in addition to the OSWOA and ACEO I usually have available for the public who wish to mat and frame the art to their preference.

I always look forward enjoy exhibiting at this show.

Special thanks go to Maud Skoog and her committee for doing so much for the artists and making this show such a pleasant experience.

Each year the show improves, getting bigger and better with high quality art in a wide variety of styles, media, price and subject matter available to the public.

One of the nice things this show started doing a couple of years ago for its 25th anniversary was giving tickets for the hourly draws to the public who make a donation at the gate.

They have the chance to win their choice of a $25.00 gift certificate toward the purchase of art from one of the exhibitors in the show or choosing from one of the prints donated by the artists.

They have continued this practice ever since and plan to continue with it for all future shows.

The hours for our show are:
03 Sep 16 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
04 Aug 16 - 10:00pm - 4:00pm

I hope you will be able to come out and visit the show either today or before it closes tomorrow.