Tuesday, May 6, 2014

I am back in the studio after another adventure to Texas.  I traveled to Richardson, on the north side of Dallas, this past weekend to exhibit my paintings in the Cottonwood Art Festival, a truly delightful show.  Good art, good patron base, and perfect weather all in a lovely park setting next to a lake.  The organizers had a Hospitality tent with water and snacks for the artists and threw a buffet dinner party on Friday night after set up.  Sunday was sunny and hot but it was a dry heat and felt comfortable to me.  I was surprised that night, back at the hotel, when the news reported a high of 96 degrees!  I thought it was in the low eighties.  

I remembered to take my camera this time and got a few shots at the show. 

Check out this lovely little ballerina:

Wildflowers that welcomed us to the entrance of the park:

Here is the booth with the show tee shirts and lovely flowers and a glass sculpture out front.  The show gave all the exhibitors a voucher for a free tee shirt!  Thanks!  Not many shows do that anymore.

What a perfect spot to showcase one's art!

Good crowds all weekend.  Looks like someone found a painting to take home.

This is my booth at the show.  I adjusted the picture to possibly use as a booth shot in show applications and, since the jury requires anonymity, I covered my name in the sign.

All in all, a most pleasant and fun show to do.  One measure of "pleasant" for me is the level of cigarette smoke and this show had none!  The visitors simply did not smoke.  The only frog in the soup was another exhibitor who was smoking e-cigarettes during set up which would have been fine except that she was using some flavoring or fragrance in it that was a bit nauseating.  Luckily, I didn't smell it during the show and was very relieved.

Well, back to work catching up around the farm and getting ready for the next show! 


  1. Thank you for coming to the Cottonwood Arts Festival! I really enjoyed seeing your work and I love the painting I purchased from you. Such a lovely field of yellow wildflowers to hang on my wall. I'm glad you had a good time here and I hope you come back to Cottonwood in the future. Best regards!

  2. Hi, Lisa~

    Great meeting you at the Cottonwood Show! So glad you love the painting! I can't wait to return to Dallas at some time in the future, God willing. I had a fabulous time and thought the show was very well organized with top notch, national caliber exhibitors. I am honored to be included! Hope to see you again in the near future.

    All the best,