Art Show!
posted: May 26, 2010
Friday I will be heading down to Northampton, MA to partcipate in The Paradise City Art Show for the Memorial Day Weekend. A few of my artist friends have had good luck at this show, so I thought Id give it a whirl. Fellow Drawger James Steinberg, in nearby Amherst,  has been kind enough to avail his guestroom so I'll be hanging out with my old pal. The last time I tried something like this was at the Art Expo at the Javits Center in 2005. I learned alot about "taking it to the people" at that show and am hoping to build on that experience without the NY prices. I'll have switchplates for sale at a lower price point, Giclee prints and loose watercolors at a medium price point and then original acrylics on wood panel if people feel so inclined to crack the ol' wallet. In conjunction with this event, I have designed and launched a new website for my fine art: Here are some of my new promo ideas as well as some of my new paintings. If you are in the neighborhood over the weekend, I'd love to see you. I'll be in booth 253. Oh, and please tell your friends and rich uncle.
My booth is 10 by 10 feet and this is what the layout looks like. All the paintings are acrylic on wood except for the six small paintings on the right hand side that are framed watercolors....

One thing I learned is that people love free stuff. I had these 1 inch diameter buttons made and the accompanying cheapo business card to tie in the image with a name and a website and contact info....

After being bombarded by NPR fund raising drives for the past several weeks, I came up with the idea of having my own Platinum Collector's Circle, the benefits of which I haven't fully decided on....

Quatro de Mayo - the painting I was working on during our family day this year...

Strong Coffee Shall Inherit the Earth...




Slithering Forward...

Aerial Perch...

Mike Moran May 26, 2010
Sell, sell, sell! Good luck Hal. The buttons look great!
Pjb Flynn May 26, 2010
Great color Hal. Or rather, in the age of BP, colour.
Harry Campbell May 27, 2010
I'd go just for the pin!
Michael Glenwood May 27, 2010
Great. Love the Strong Coffee piece and the watercolors. And the pin. Good luck with the show!
Gordon Tanner May 27, 2010
I'd pay money for Strong coffee... on a black t-shirt!
Glenn Wolff May 28, 2010
Real nice Hal. Love Twilight.Good luck!
helen koba May 28, 2010
these are so wonderful! wish I could see them in person.
Rob Dunlavey May 28, 2010
Do I have to drive to Northampton just to get a pin? Good luck Hal. We're rooting for you!
Jim Bob June 3, 2010
Looking for the post-arts-festival humorous drawings about the exhausting four days in the life of the itinerant artist shopkeeper and the visitors pawing the wares and the mind of the artiste.
Leo Espinosa June 3, 2010
how was the show, dear Hal Cuatro de Mayo? me like "Twilight" very mucho!
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