As some of you know, I did an art show in Malibu this past weekend. I figured I share a few pics. (OK, quite a few pics.) The show was slow both days, with pretty thin crowds. Saturday was particularly dismal for nearly all the vendors, but by the end of Sunday, nearly everyone I talked to had done OK overall. I also did (just) OK and made more than my entry fee, but didn't do as well as I did at the Malibu show in June. Nonetheless, it was great weather both days, and I had a good time with interesting and entertaining booth neighbors. This was my first solo show. My booth bunny had a wedding shower to attend Saturday, and wasn't feeling well Sunday, so I did both days by myself. Things were slow enough that it wasn't a problem leaving the booth unattended for bathroom and food breaks. (Booth neighbors tend to watch out for each other.)
As before, this show had a lot of good, high-end art. Just in my immediate area were four different sculptors, all with pieces ranging from the mid $100s into four figures. All but one sold enough to pay for the show, plus some. (At their price points, they are somewhat accustomed to having shows where they sell nothing. They make up for the bad shows with good shows where they sell thousands of dollars worth of work.) I sold a few small pieces and one of my main showcase pieces. The big bowl was purchased by a young college-aged kid...someone who I'd not expect to be interested in buying one of my most expensive pieces. He walked into the booth, looked around for no more than a minute or two, then asked the price on that bowl. I told him, and he started pulling $20 bills out of his wallet without hesitation. Although he didn't make it by my booth, Jon Lovitz bought a piece from one of my neighbors, and Pierce Brosnan was also at the show (although I didn't see him).
As I mentioned above, I have a few pics to show, so let's get on with it...
The obligatory booth shots:
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And just in case Larry happens to see it in the background, I figured I should show this one a bit closer:
(I still need to get some better studio shots of that chocolate platter, and when I do, I'll post a new thread about it.)
And a couple of crowd shots. Prepare to be overwhelmed by the throngs of people...
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My booth neighbor to the west was Roberto Gutierrez, a Colombian sculptor based out of Phoenix, who does very cool cast bronze work. I took more pics of his stuff than my own. He specializes in muscular human forms, often climbing or suspended in various ways. Here's part of his booth...
And a few pieces...
The lady in the "mirror"...
...is actually two matching ladies and a piece of glass:
This lazy guy is holding an apple on a string:
More pics in the next post...