Back from Chicago…

I’m back from the One of a Kind Exhibit in Chicago safe and sound!  Our timing for driving back was a bit scary – we just squeaked by the major ice storm that hit parts of Nebraska, Iowa and Illinois last night and today.  It was quite a long trip and I’m glad to be back at home in Denver – to be honest, it was a very expensive exhibit to do and the week was overall pretty stressful for me.  Thankfully I had my trusty “assistant” Steve with me to help out and support me!

I loved talking with so many wonderful people that stopped by my booth at the One of a Kind Show – I hope those that I met will keep in touch and share my art with all of your friends and family!  Unfortunately, my sales were far below my expectations.  Many of the 2D fine artists that I met also had disappointing sales.  Like most artists, I brought all original artwork for this exhibit and had artwork in all sizes and for most budgets.  But, folks just weren’t buying.

I’ll be taking a hard look at my 2008 plan over the next several weeks and thinking about whether out-of-state art festivals/exhibits are still going to be part of picture.  I sure love talking with folks from all over the country at these events, but being an artist is a business and I have to look hard at the numbers, too.

Me at the One of a Kind Exhibit in Chicago this past week.

2 thoughts on “Back from Chicago…

  1. Daniel Sroka December 12, 2007 / 11:16 am

    Did you get much of a sense of why people weren’t buying?

  2. davidcastleart December 13, 2007 / 7:12 am

    Daniel: Well, that’s the $100K question, isn’t it? Having done art festivals and exhibits like this for several years now, I DO have some thoughts on why people weren’t buying. I’ll actually create a new post with my thoughts here soon.

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