My blog discusses a variety of ideas and methods of creating colorful art. I like to share new methods of painting or making interesting artistic pieces which I am always searching for. I enjoy using different mediums and painting various subjects as you can probably tell when looking at my website. Although I do not write a blog on a daily basis, I write my blog when I feel there is something interesting or new that other artists would like to know.

Art Shows In The Home

| 09 October, 2018 09:14

I have found that having a private art show in my home to be a very successful and enjoyable experience.  Rather than just inviting previous customers, art enthusiasts and friends to the event, one should consider having other types of artists to also show their unique work at the home art show.  This makes it more fun for the guests and doesn't put pressure on the guests to buy from you.  I never want to put guests in a situation that they feel pressured to buy my artwork.  Refreshments during the event always is  included.

Last year four artists from our community decided to have a home art show in our homes at the same time; that is, on a Sunday from 11 - 4:30.  It was a private event, with invitations given to friends, previous customers and people who we knew loved art.  Guests were also encouraged to bring their friends with them.  Each home had three different types of artists with their work displayed around the home. For example, I had an artist displaying her pottery, another artist displayed her oriental styled collages and encaustices, and I displayed my more traditional paintings of the local scenes.  It was a great success, and visitors told us how much they loved it! 

This year we are planning to do the same event with more artists joining us in the same four homes. I shall have a photographer, a potter, a fiber artist and myself showing art in my home during the event.  Art will be displayed on the walls, on easels both in and outside on the back lanai, on tables and shelves, and my small studio will also be open to the guests.

Here is the front of the invitation showing the twenty local artists' type of work that will be part of this event. As you can see, we have many types of artists joining in this Art at Home show. When artists work together, they are more successful!