Kelly Angelovic Illustration
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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 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 (!


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!




And The Winner Is...

Zoe Ingram Artwork above created by Zoe Ingram


Ambushed by a vicious cold at 8 months pregnant, plus the responsibility of running after my two-year-old whirling dervish has left me wiped out this week. She is the light of my life, but sometimes--very rarely, but sometimes, I wish she had an off button.

So today, I will shine the spotlight on someone else...

Congratulations Zoe Ingram, the winner of Lilla's Global Talent Search!!! Zoe was a fellow classmate in Make Art That Sells, Lilla Roger's class that I took over the summer, and I am a huge fan of her work. What an unbelievable opportunity-- I can't wait to see where her career goes from here.

And there's more good news--the caliber of entries was so impressive that Lilla awarded another Special Studio Award to Daniel Roode. Wow. Congrats Daniel!!

In other news, mark your calendars...

I am having an Artist Reception!

Come out and support me on Saturday, October 12th from 7:30-11:00 pm. My very big belly and I would love to see you! Hors d'oeuvres will be served and the bar will be open.

Artists' Reception: Backstage Coffee Art Gallery at the Denver Performing Arts Complex on Saturday, October 12, 2013 | 7:30-11:00 pm.

Entitled Re-Imagine Nation, and featuring (from the press release) “… delightfully rendered illustrative artworks by Benjamin Wright Coleman, Kelly Angelovic, Mike Geiger and John D. Schultz, poetry recited by Hannah Haddadi and Haven Grey, and live music performed by Austin Trotter, Re-Imagine Nation melds the kindred spirits of visual art, music and the written word."

The show runs through October 26th.

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