Current events & upcoming shows

Greetings and salutations, friends. How is the summer treating you? Hard to believe it is August already and yet, not really. Since having children, it seems as though time is hurtling by.

Isn't he cute? 

Isn't he cute? 

We did a little updating and the tent now has sides, which seemed like just an extra expense at first but has been quite helpful cutting down wind and also making things feel safer during those shows that require the tent to stay up overnight.

This past weekend, Joel was at his second show of 2017 in Newburyport, Massachusetts. Although it is a week-long celebration for Yankee Homecoming, the art piece was just for the first weekend.  

Lovely location and town. 

Lovely location and town. 

A weekend is just fine with us, though! It is hard to sit there for hours each day and have no sales. (A piece did sell that weekend, but not at the show.)

How to turn interest and likes into sales? That is obviously the hard part, but made a lot harder in the art world because what someone likes to paint and what someone wants to buy can be vastly different. Kind of like finding your soulmate or doppelganger! Don't look up the odds, it will just depress you. Seems like you would have better luck winning the lottery...in which case, care to sponsor Mr. VanPatten?

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But back to the task at hand. Keep painting and carry on!

After some confusion, Joel will be participating in "Uncommon Art on the Common" this Saturday the 5th in Goffstown, New Hampshire. 9-3, short and sweet!

Then, on August 19-20th, Joel will be setting up shop in his wife's hometown of Nashua, New Hampshire. Another lovely location - Greeley Park. 

 Hope to see you soon! Bring a cold drink, it gets hot out there!