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The Sale was a Bust

Art for Sale Holiday Pop Up Art Market

Last week, I was part of a festive, pop-up holiday art market downtown.

Denver was dressed to the nines in her holiday finery, ready to serve up eggnog and candy canes. The carolers were singing. The holiday lights were glittering in the night air.

The sale was a bust.

We had great traffic before the performances got under way (the gallery/coffee shop is located within the Denver Performing Arts Complex).

And then...nothing.

I met some lovely people--very talented artists doing a range of different things (a metal sculptor, a glass artisan, a woman who makes full sized, knitted dragons and travels around the country doing shows with Vogue (!), among other things). I had a glass of wine, and watched the people rushing to and fro.

And I sold two prints...to a fellow artist.

Downtown was packed. Parking was a bear. And I think that was part of the problem. There was too much going on downtown.

The Parade of Lights was happening, and it was also First Friday. A couple of friends made it out to support us (my talented mom and I), and they spent over an hour trying to get to the gallery. They live 10-15 minutes away.

I have done two sales this holiday season, the first was far more successful than last weekend--and I've learned a lot. I enjoyed getting ready, packaging up my prints and figuring out how to display everything. I enjoyed the pre-sale jitters--that excitement that bubbles up from a place deep down when you see your work, your heart, all on display...and you wonder if anyone will want what you make.

And now I have an inventory surplus of unframed/framed art prints. So get in touch if you're in the market for some whimsical wall art (Kelly@KellyAngelovic.com)!

Onward.

Pop-Up Holiday Market December 5th!

Deck the DPAC If you missed our sale last weekend (we had a blast!), not to worry. We (my mom and I, plus more than 20 other talented artists) will be participating in a pop-up holiday market. Yahoo!!

Next Friday (that's December 5th), we will be in downtown Denver at the Backstage Coffee Art Gallery (located in the DPAC complex) peddling our wares at the "Deck the DPAC's" pop up holiday market. Featuring metal work, ceramics and glass sculptures, paintings, jewelry, photography, art prints and wearable art, this is a one night only event where you're sure to find that lovely, unique gift.

5:30-10pm, Art Gallery at Backstage Coffee, 1000 14th St, Denver.

The event coincides Denver's First Friday Art Walks, and the 40th Annual Parade of Lights--so the festive energy will be bubbling over. AND...the bar will be open so come out and say hello!

 

 

 

Drying Out

Tandem Bike Sketch An unfinished sneak peak of a larger illustration I am working on this week.

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We are soggy, but (I think) we are finally starting to dry. Last week, the skies spilled more rain than we typically see in a year.

Somehow, my house (despite being 200 feet away from a creek that swelled to fifty times its original size) didn't flood. I feel blessed and grateful beyond words.

Most people that I know in town were not so lucky.

The devastation is heartbreaking. We have a long way to go before things return to normal. If you want to help:

  1. BoulderFloodRelief.org
  2. ImSalvationArmy.org Call 1-800-SAL-ARMY and designate "Colorado Floods."
  3. ColoradoRedcross.org Call 1-800-RED CROSS, or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
  4. United Way Foothills Flood Relief Fund Established to respond to the effects of these storms. Organizers expect to use this fund for immediate relief as well as longer-term recovery in Boulder and Broomfield Counties.

Before the deluge, I had a lot going on. This all seems like ancient history (and rather trivial given recent events), but I want to keep you updated.

The results were tallied for the final round of Lilla Rogers Global Talent Search. Unfortunately, I didn't make the cut.

For all of you who voted, I can't say thank you enough! The outpouring of support from friends, family, and people I don't even know was overwhelming.

Though disappointed, making it to the semi-finals was an unbelievable experience. I learned so much personally and professionally--and I earned some prime-time exposure.

It is all just as it should be.

The talented six who did make it to the final round, deserved to. I personally voted for three of the bags that made it into this next round and I can't wait to see what happens next. If you're interested, the big winner will be revealed on Lilla's blog on October 3rd. Good luck finalists!

My art opening was also a complete success. Thank you to everyone who came out. And if you didn't make it, you have another chance! The show runs through October 26th, and there will be another reception next month:

Artists’ Reception: Backstage Coffee Art Gallery at the Denver Performing Arts Complex on Saturday, October 12, 2013 | 7:30-11:00 pm.
Come out and support me. I would love to see you!