You know you've arrived at an amazing Folk Art Show when you park next to this:
I think I should have kept my old red van after all. Mailey, William and I could have totally had a blast creating it into a masterpiece...oh well. This is Folk Fest 2010. A show that is held in a huge trade center about 1 hour north of my home. I have to tell you, last year I was a bit skeptical about bringing my work to this show. It seems so big named, and well BIG. You see, this is a gallery run show. Especially in the old days I hear, you had to be represented by a gallery to come. Mary Jane Potter of Matilda's in Alpharetta is representing my work. It's a really nice situation. She rents the booth and lighting. We all gather to hang, and then come and go all weekend as she sells away!
This year I wasn't going to be participating, but as you know, my unfortunate situation with the solo show came about. In fact, this was the VERY weekend I was to host that show. I brought all the paintings that were intended for Birmingham to this and boy am I glad I did! What a wonderful response to my work. Much better than last year. Lots went home to happy families, and one will be receiving her large custom painting very soon!
Sandy Erikson-Wright, Barbara Olsen, Mary Jane Potter and Allison Strine. You can see more pictures of the show here on my facebook page!