Friday, February 12, 2010

Asheville Art in the Park Summer 2010

OK. Here we go again. I just posted the call for artists onto the Handmade in America website and to other internet locations. There are a limited number of spaces as returning vendors get first dibs on the slots and have taken quite a few already. There are about 90 slots open for the 3 Saturdays still as of today. I will be assigning the remaining slots on a first come first serve basis once the Jury Standards are met. The number one thing that Asheville Art in the Park jury for is professional presentation. I look forward to all the great art this area has to offer.

All snowed in

Everything was great at the Market Square wholesale trade show last weekend except for the snow. Its just one storm after another this year and its keeping buyers at home. The convention center got 15 inches the night before the show started. All the vendors got in with ease and I have to say it was the easiest move in and move out I have ever had. I set up 2 corner booths by the woman's bathroom, one for demo and one for sales. Got some great pictures and a couple of wholesale orders but it seemed the buyers just were not going to make it to the event. My images made the cover of the guide and there was additional pictures of my pottery inside the guide. I have only good things to say about the helpful staff running the market and would recommend it for artist who's work has a primitive feel. I hope the folks at the Buyers Market of American Craft are having a better time in their snow storm.