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Saturday, May 17, 2008

Recent Art News

Today I participated in an art market held by "Art for Madisonville." It was located on the banks of the Tchefuncte River (extra points to non-Louisianans who can pronounce that correctly.) We're still setting up in this picture (thanks so much to Charles for his support throughout the process.) The weather was absolutely perfect (which was a relief, considering the storm that blew through the area just the other day.) I sold 3 pieces, 2 to very nice kids (around 9-12 yrs old,) & one to a woman as we were tearing down at 4pm (shortly afterward, the kids came back & gave me a neat, hand-painted butterfly fridge magnet.)
Tomorrow I'm helping at an Art Show (that I'm also participating in,) that's being held by "Bayou Lacombe Art Center." I couldn't make the awards presentation this evening, unfortunately.
In other news, the "Dreams of Glastonbury" study is sold.

Now to get back to the painting side of things...

16 comments:

Dave Coulter said...

Way to go Lana! Sounds like the fair went pretty well...

Charles Gramlich said...

It was so cool to see the interest that the children showed in Lana's work. One little girl came back at least three times to show her friends one of Lana's paintings of a mountain, and then finally brought her parents along to buy it. I think they just respond so strongly to the vibrancy and life in Lana's art.

Michelle (artscapes) said...

That is so amazing. Children are great.... I hope the rest of the weekend is so successful. Congrats on the sale of Glastonbury - it is AMAZING. Belongs in a children's storybook!

laughingwolf said...

grats lana... i'm sure more will sell, soon...

the links are great, too, for anyone to see the state from a distance

wish i was closer, everything looks ab fab :)

Travis said...

Congratulations on your sales!

Erik Donald France said...

Cool and congrats!

In Detroit last night it was actually so chilly I could see my breath. Strange days and stranger nights . . .

Chris said...

GREAT JOB LANA! You have a lovely booth and table! Doesn't it feel wonderful to sell? It really gives incentive to make more art! I wish I lived a little more close to see your event! Nice job.

Shauna Roberts said...

Congrats on having a good show and selling some paintings! I loved the story about the little girl who kept coming back to see your painting. It's wonderful when children learn to appreciate art and start to refine their own tastes.

Have you and Charles ever thought about doing a book together, him writing and you illustrating? The otherworldliness of many of your pictures would fit in well with his fantasy tales.

Steve Malley said...

Sounds like an AWESOME few days!

I always enjoy getting out and meeting the fans/collectors, though for some reason those events always seem to happen just when you'd rather be painting/writing/drawing/etc...

GREAT NEWS on the sales!!!

ChrisEldin said...

Children are the most honest audience. Congratulations on your sales, and getting your work out there!!!!
:-)

Avery DeBow said...

Very nice. Congratulations. "Dreams of Glastonbury" is a beautiful piece. The new owner is very lucky.

Ello said...

THat is so awesome! And I hope you did well on the ARt show as well!

Natural said...

congrats on the sale...i knew this one would get taken

Dreams of Glastonbury

it's a beauty.

Lana Gramlich said...

Dave; Things went better than I'd expected, which was good!

Charles; You're far too sweet, you know...

Michelle; Thank you! I didn't sell anything or win any awards at the art show, unfortunately (but that ended up being a debacle for me, anyway. C'est la vie.)

Laughingwolf; I like to include links if anyone's interested in more info, y'know? Glad you appreciate them!

Travis; Thank you!

Erik; See your breath??? Ewwwwwww...that's gross! *sympie hug*

Chris; Thank you. That canopy's a piece of crap, unfortunately. At one point the whole thing almost fell on my head. I was lucky there wasn't more wind!

Shauna; Charles & I have discussed it briefly. I recently submitted art for the cover of one of his books (no pay.) I'd try to come up with something for Swords of Talera quite a while ago, but I just couldn't do it. It would probably help if publishers would pay for art beyond their staff, but that's not the case.

Steve; Although it was fun, it was also very exhausting. If I ever do something like this again, I may bring something to paint during the event (as a bit of a hook.)

Christine; I appreciated that their parents supporting their love of art, too. Nice to see kids like something beyond Disney or TV. <:\

Avery; Thanks! I'm going to miss it, actually...

Ello; The art show was a wash, unfortunately, but at least all it cost me was the gas.

Lana Gramlich said...

NW; You must have commented as I was working on mine--didn't see it there! Thanks for the kind words. :)

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