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.
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)!
Come on down: I'll be selling prints (framed, unframed, and stretched canvases) tomorrow, November 22nd at my mom's fantastic Jewelry Home Sale. We'll be there from 10am-4pm, with coffee in the morning and bubbly in the afternoon. Get some shopping done early and toast the holidays with us!
915 Steele St, Denver | 10am-4pm
A few weeks ago, the family and I took a trip to Denver to see the Chihuly exhibit at the Denver Botanic Gardens. The Gardens are wonderful to wander through on their own, but the addition of Dale Chihuly's whimsical glass forms was truly a treat.
I want my work to appear like it came from nature, so that if someone found it on a beach or in the forest, they might think it belonged there.
It makes my heart happy that there is an artist out there who spends his days playing (very successfully!) with these colored glass forms:
The show runs through the end of the month so there's still time if you want to go.
And don't forget, I’m donating 10% of the proceeds from my online store to Arts Street, a local non-profit program that creates opportunities for the young people of Colorado. Their mission is to “…cultivate low-income and under-served youth into a creative and culturally competent workforce. We use the power of the arts and arts professionals to nurture leadership and engage youth in learning.”