It was my first time exhibiting at the Downtown Redlands Art Walk last Sunday. I didn’t know what to expect, so I went with a light set up, including miniature framed artwork and a couple different printed items.
By my side were some excellent artists who were kind enough to join me on the sidewalk in front of Bricks and Birch. Even with just the four of us, we represented a range of materials and approaches, from fine art landscapes to caricature to digital illustration. You can peruse more of Alan’s and Noel’s work on their respective websites.
Later in the day, we encountered some strong winds and even a few raindrops that materialized from an unknown source. We improvised with our displays, moving things around to prevent paintings from becoming airborne. As the weather worsened, we packed up most of our items. At that point, I still had a digital painting demo to perform and knew the show must go on! With the help of Natalie and Holly, we moved my monitor, laptop, and precious goods indoors so that I could continue.
The coffee shop owners were very generous with this change of events. It was great to catch the eye of a few curious customers with my demo and brought more attention to the work I had up on the wall. Speaking of which, my little print gallery is still up this week, so if you’re in town, you can stop by Bricks and Birch for your morning coffee and see the display!
Overall, it was a pretty crazy day of unknowns and maybe less foot traffic than I had expected. However, I was able to hold rich conversations with the handful of friends and strangers who visited. The pizza was pretty dang good too.
In recent news, we have changed from a 3-week to a 4-week schedule for our completed triptychs. This will allow us to continue creating quality work for you to enjoy! We will have an extra week for news and progress updates, so you can still expect some interesting content while you wait for the next release.