Seeing Blue

Where does the time go? Well, there’s never enough of it so let’s keep moving! I’d been meaning to post the dates of the different shows I have work in over the summer but here we are and already half way through the season! 

 Shows, like many things, can be a bit of a double-edged sword. It’s great to get out and meet people, to interact and talk about my work, their impressions, interests and so on. It’s also a prime opportunity to see and show work in its real-life, tangible form which really does add another significant dimension to the work, especially after the limitations of the pandemic. On the other hand, it’s also a lot of prep, expense and physically quite draining. Standing in a booth for a couple of days, talking constantly to people really helps your presentation skills but the attention and focused conversation can leave your head spinning by the end of it, especially if you’re not a particularly garrulous person in the first place! Still, it’s all part of the very challenging, invigorating and rewarding experience. 

 So, I’ve had excellent experiences at three shows in June, all well worth attending both as an artist and from a visitor point of view. These were the Rosedale Art Fair and Riverdale Art Walk in Toronto, and Welcome Summer Local Market in Barrie. 

 Coming up next….Impact 2022 at Neilson Park Creative Centre in Toronto. I have one image – Blue – in this juried show, which runs from July 19th to August 5th. That’s Blue at the top of the page. Do you like it? If you’re in the area, there’s also the show reception and awards on Thursday, July 21st at 7.00 pm. – 9.00 p.m. Maybe I’ll see you there! 

 After that, I have a break then two shows coming up in September. They are: 

 Cabbagetown Arts and Craft Sale at Riverdale Park West, Toronto, September 10th – 11th;

 Queen West Art Crawl, Trinity Bellwoods Park, Toronto, September 24th – 25th.

I'm really looking forward to them and will remind you of the details closer to the dates. In the meantime, have a great summer and make sure you get out there and explore!