Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Powderhorn Art Fair

Thank you to everyone who stopped by my booth at the Powderhorn Art Fair in Minneapolis.  It was a hot one!  The weekend went really well.  I didn't get home until 11:30 on Sunday night and I feel like I'm still recovering from the weekend.  It's amazing how much work goes into doing an art fair.

I won their Merit Award which is one of their top four awards!  I'm invited back next year without having to go through the jury process and I don't have to pay for my booth fee!  I was really surprised by this, though it doesn't really show in the picture above, or maybe I was still in shock and didn't really believe it!
My son Fischer came with for the whole weekend and he was such a trooper!  He loves going around and looking at all the artists work and he had many favorites.  At one point he came back and asked if I had $400 dollars for a cool sculpture he liked.  Hee, hee.  Though I did get him a gift for being such a good helper.  Out of all the artists he chose Mary Hager's work which is brightly colored critters such as lizards, frogs, beetles and crabs made from metal or wood and air dried clay that she paints. 
Beautiful work. 

I wish I would have been able to see all of the artists at the fair.  That's one of the biggest downfalls about doing art fairs is that I don't get to look around:(  I also didn't get to see much of Minneapolis.  I'd like to spend a little more time there to check the city out and enjoy it.


Janet Ghio said...

Congratulations on your award. It has been really fun following your artistic growth and confidence over the past three years.

Tammy Olson said...

Thank you Janet! This was definitely going out of my comfort zone. I had never been to Minneapolis before and I only had my son to help me with everything. Thankfully I had some friends who were also doing the show and I was able to follow them to Minneapolis and to the show. It was comforting having a few familiar faces there.

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