The Women’s 22nd Art Festival in Minneapolis 2014 = Learning Curves

The brushes and paints are being put away after weeks of preparation for the 22nd Annual Women’s Art Festival that was held on Saturday, December 13 from 9:30-4:30.

Some pictures of my booth which I shared with Carla Brown, a maker of very creative semi-precious jewelry. We shared the booth and supported each other through the process of preparing for a first – an official art festival.

Art festival booth set up 2014 Women's Annual Art Festival - Minneapolis MN

Art festival booth set up 2014 Women’s Annual Art Festival – Minneapolis MN

Carla's jewelry 2 Carlas Jewelry

Women's 22nd Annual art Festival Minneapolis Minnesota 2014

Women’s 22nd Annual art Festival Minneapolis Minnesota 2014

The many participants made some exquisite items. Repurposed clothing, sweaters, original felt hats, paintings, jewelry, wreaths, prints, cards, stained glass, fairy gardens, and many more beautiful and original items.

Sister Sludge coffee shop of Minneapolis was there serving up the java and some vegetarian chili. Carla tried the chili and liked it.

I sent out an email invitation to far flung friends and locals and the response was really positive.  Friends showed up and…and friends were face-timed in to view the spectacle. Decadence.

It was such a wonderfully positive day.  I met and talked to people who, when they saw my dog pictures all would get the same look on their faces.  Dog lovers have a certain demeanor  when viewing the dog pictures.  Body language and facial expression say love…”Dog lover?” I asked.  Then a conversation might begin.  I was there to promote portrait work and show some new landscape paintings of done in acrylic paint. (Learning curve with acrylic paint…glixspickle#@*%^&*!!!! )

It was a good day. Lots of positive feedback. Thanks to all the people who made it possible. Many thanks to the two ladies who helped me dismantle my grid in the parking lot!  Little glitch with the nuts and bolts. Good grief! Now to finish the clean up at home.  (Looks like a herd of buffalo charged through my place.)



About kunstkitchen

Visual artist and writer hunting words, languages, visions, and insight in my kitchen - connecting Art (Kunst) and culture and slow food cooking. Classically trained artist. Paint and draw with traditional materials. Live in the Northland where it's six months of winter. Appreciate the little things in life. Sharing food and art experiences and the lessons that my talented and generous friends have given me.
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