Art on Main in Old Town La Quinta is close to the closest show to my house and I’m looking forward to setting up there this coming Saturday. Come by if you’re in the area. I’m going to be outside the Grill on Main.
Saturday, Feb. 3, 10am to 4pm
78100 Main Street, La Quinta, CA 92253
Featured Painting: And the Sun Rises by Paul Nzalamba with Master Storyteller Lungala Rubidiri
Over 80 artists sell their paintings, jewelry, ceramics, photography, textiles, glass, sculptures and more along Old Town La Quinta’s charming Main Street.
Music by Barry Minniefield from The Voice.
Free Admission & Parking. Come for the art, stay for the day!
One of the silliest things I didn’t do on Wednesday when Christine Lamb was setting up her half of our show at the Glass Outhouse Gallery was to take some photos of her half of the gallery. Yesterday at our reception I corrected that.
Christine’s Jewelry. Many of the items are made with upcycled denim.
We had a two-person bad perform for us Hunter and the Wick’d for the afternoon and had quite a few people drop by, or come in from the advertising.
I really like the painting on the right at the end wall.
I sold two small paintings and Christine sold some earrings and a clock.
Christine doing some inventory. The clock on the left didn’t last long!
I really fell for this little gallery and was quite jazzed to have been offered a last-minute show due to a cancellation. The artist who was to have been at this show turned up. She had cancelled because she had torn her rotator cuff on the side she uses a crutch – double whammy. She was doing a lot better now and is looking forward to showing at another time.
Bookwork is so much part of our job!
I also got to meet Jaymie Arquilevich with whom it’s planned I’ll have a 2-artist show in 2018.
Yesterday I set up my side of the 2-person show at the Glass Outhouse Gallery in 29 Palms. I was glad to meet my fellow artist Christine Lamb and her husband Ray (who is also a painter), who turned up to hang her half of the show just as Frank (one of the gallery owners) and I had finished. I’m kicking myself that I didn’t take a few shots of her work as it was going up (Ray and I got to talking about single-pigment oil paints), but I’ll do so after the reception on Saturday. If you’re in the area – please, we’d love you to attend, it’s 1-5pm January 6th (and I’m going to be making olive and cream cheese penguins!). If not – please reblog this if you have friends/followers who are. The show will be up until January 28th.
This month is shaping up to be really interesting – as you can read in my Newsletter.
One of the things that I didn’t mention is that I’m also involved in curating another solo show at the Vanguard Gallery, this time for long-time associate Nick Foschi. I’ll get to hang two shows in two days. About 50 linear feet for Nick and about 7 for me! Just hoping that my flu symptoms wane enough to give a demo/talk on Wednesday evening in Redondo Beach.
Setting up for Tempe on Thursday was a hoot. The trucks had to stand in line to be allowed into the area which had been blocked of by the Tempe Police, and the organizers chalked up the space. I was patiently parked in line behind only one other truck. Just before the load-in time, another vehicle pulled in past us and proceeded past the wait point down to the police line. What? The truck in front of me decided he wasn’t having any of this line-cutting thing, and pulled up. I followed. So did everyone behind me. Turned out the guy who cut in had an anytime pass for a neighboring zone.
The view to the front
The security person in charge of the entrance asked us to back up. We were pretty much blocking the entry to another parking garage and a drop-off for a condo block. Yeah, try backing up a dozen trucks back onto the street…..
In the rear view mirror.
Perhaps not out gunned, but definitely out-trucked.
I’m going to be back in Tempe for the Tempe Festival of the Arts – a three-day show this weekend. The show is mostly on Mill Street just north of University Ave, but I will be on 6th Street, booth 6020.
I hope you’ll stop by if you’re in the Phoenix area – or let your friends there know about the show.