What is ordinarily the busiest part of the year for me, is not! (At least in the ‘show’ world – I am mighty busy on other aspects of life.)
Of immediate interest to you is Artsfest in Annmarie Gardens, in Solomons, MD this weekend! They have adapted to the present realm by adjusting the name to Artswalk. The original schedule is being maintained: Sat., Sept. 19 and Sun., Sept. 20, from 10 to 5 (rain or shine). All the booths will be on the wooded path, none on the parking lot surface, or inside the administration building. My booth is P-15, which is to the left of that building. You MUST buy your $10 admission ticket on-line, and sign up for a specific time slot. (There are plenty of time slots open, but they are filling up already!) So go to www.annmariegarden.org and take care of that matter, and come down to Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, 13470 Dowell Rd., Solomons, MD. Rt. 2 from Annapolis and Rt. 4 from DC join to take you within spitting distance of the event.
The Center for the Creative Arts, in Yorklyn, DE is going to have their Annual Regional Exhibition in the ‘virtual’ mode throughout the month of October. Each participating artist will have two pieces for sale, and you can browse the photographs, which will be on-line (as soon as I send mine in). And you can make your purchases directly through Center for the Creative Arts. You can treat this exhibition as a warm-up because…
Nov 21-22 is the Annual Artisans Show at the Center for the Creative Arts. They are presently considering all the considerations that must be considered in these trying times, but circle the dates on your calendar, and I’ll keep you informed of any momentous challenges that may impinge on your holiday shopping on my behalf.
Late bulletin: The Delaware Art Museum is planning on conducting their Winter Arts Festival outdoors! (Please pray for mild weather.) I will dress warmly and set up my booth, along with other stalwart artisans, to the rear of the exhibition hall, and it’ll be a winterly delight for all!
The balance of my originally planned show schedule is either already cancelled, or ‘unannounced’. That’s one of those words I made up to define a likely outcome, though unconfirmed. I know, that is about as clear as most things in our current age (figuratively and physically).
Just so you know, I do have loads of turned wood products in my inventory, currently boxed awaiting display on shelves at shows. Since shows are going to be hard to come by for the foreseeable future (except for Artswalk, the Artisans Show and the Winter Arts Festival)) consider working from memory. There is a good chance that something you’ve seen at a previous show is still awaiting the opportunity to be owned by you. Give me a call (410-287-9300) or e-mail me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and let’s make arrangements to enlarge your collection of original art work. OK?
John A. Styer