What a lovely art show in a wonderful part of Pittsburgh. The weather was perfect (well it could have been a degree or two cooler) for the Shadyside Art Festival held this past weekend. It is a pleasure to meet and discuss our great natural world with so many smart and compassionate people. I must extend a big "Thank You" to Cappy's Cafe! They were extremely gracious toward me and my fellow artists during the event with great food delivered to our booth, free ice water, restrooms, and an electrical hook-up for Saturday night. I met many new collectors of my photography and signed folks up for the newsletter and workshop. It was a very tiring weekend and I am still recovering a bit.
The promoters of the event paid a visit to my booth on two separate occasions. Debbie and Howard Alan of Howard Alan Events stopped by to discuss the booth presentation and setup. They were both very complimentary on the booth and offered some wonderful suggestions. One of which is to extend the booth panels higher with the extension pieces from ProPanels. That is exactly what we are doing for the Atlanta show. We are going to try and knock the socks off of Atlanta with the biggest display yet. I am very thankful to Debbie and Howard for their advice and very kind comments on the art display.
The booth has now had 3 designs for 3 shows. Perhaps that is a consistent theme? I am keeping the show design flexible so that it may be optimized for each art festival. It is very exciting to consider new show designs for each festival and something I enjoy doing a great deal. So Atlanta look for a great show from us in September.
One of the things I enjoy the most about art shows is meeting inspiring artists. I was very fortunate to have one as my neighbor in Pittsburgh. Nicholas Yust of Cincinnati is a fine metal artist and his work is amazing. I encourage you to visit his website for more information and images. Artists like Nicholas are why it is worth visiting regional art shows that showcase national artist. Terrific work and highly recommended!
Much more on all things photography in the next few days. Take care and thanks again to Pittsburgh and Howard Alan Events for a great show.