8 Jun 2010

Riverdale Art Walk 2010 Pictures

Posted by Moshe Mikanovsky

I had an amazing time at my first art fair! I am planning to write all about it and some lesson learned in future post, sometime next week. In the meantime, I wanted to thank all my guests that came to my booth and saw my art, and for all the great compliments.

Here are some pictures from the event:

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Right hand side wall, with Zodiac, the Seen by an Angel series and the Holidays series

 <Read about the Zodiac Ketubah…>

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Left hand side wall, with Olive Tree Ketubah, Trees of Israel series and Rosh Hashanah paintings

<View the Olive Tree Ketubah and purchase one…>

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Middle wall with 7 Days of Creation series

 <Read about each one of the paintings in the 7 Days of Creation series>

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Me standing at the entrance to my tent, booth #52

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My booth in between my great neighbors

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My table on the second day, with the Seedlings series and Blue Hamasah paintings

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From top left clockwise: Olives, Playing My Dreidel, Girl with a Shofar, Boy with a Shofar

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The sign on my tent

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My shirt with logo and name

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The back side of my shirt with web site address

 

Cheers

Moshe

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10 Responses to “Riverdale Art Walk 2010 Pictures”

  1. looks like a great representation of your work..
    Congratulations…. from… a felllow artist..

    Janice Ykema

     

    janice

  2. Great job! Thanks for sharing. Its inspiring.

     

    Virginia Jourdan

  3. Hello Moshe:

    I give you credit for doing your first outdoor art show and sharing your experience from start to finish.
    May I suggest that you get display panels to hang your work on. It makes a big difference.

    I have been doing art shows for over 27 years and could write a book about doing them and how they have chnaged in all those years…and about all the many, many experiences. (actually it is in progress)
    Also about how many tents I have had and tried, and the different display panels.
    There are some great canopies for artists out there that even have skylights (mine does). Go to my web site and if you go to my art shw schedule, pictured at the top of the page is a photo of my 15 foot display. I also have a 10 x 10 just like it and will switch back and forth depending upon the art show.
    So many stories I could tell…and so much experience I could share. I am getting ready for an art show in July in WIckford, R. I. right now. A show I have been participating in since the late 1970′s. (Were you even born then? LOL)
    The main purpose of this message is to suggest that you change your panels…and to tell you to be careful of your tent that you have. Those type of tents have been known to collapse in seriously heavy rain storms. I have seen it happen many, many times.
    There are a couple of places to buy wonderful panels. If interested, I can let you know.
    Best of luck with your art show adventures!!
    :) Sandy

     

    Sandy Askey-Adams

  4. Hi Moshe,
    One comment on your booth set-up. Your table and chair are at the entrance of your booth (a barrier) and people tend not to enter.(you shouldn’t sit down or if you must, use a tall director’s chair so you are at the eye level of your customers. A great resource for artists doing outdoor or indoor festivals is BruceBaker.com. His CD’s on booth design and selling are outstanding. Bruce advises never to sit down..always keep busy. When a customer shows interest greet them with “Hi, I’m Moshe and these are my paintings. If I can help you, let me know” then leave them alone. They will respond with a question like ” did you paint all these?” That’s just their way of saying “it’s ok to talk to me now”. If you greet them with “Can I help you?”(too much pressure) Their response is always, no or no thanks and they will probably leave. Just an example of Bruce’s selling help. Hope it helps.
    Wishing you continued success,
    Jennifer

     

    Jennifer Bellinger

  5. Wow, what a great presentation for your first show. Keep up the good work.

     

    Delilah

  6. Something I just noticed about your display…

    Your chair. Buy a high director chair, one that is eye level with the people…and make it a neutral color, not the birght blue, red or green.
    It can be black, beige or gray.

    Also, the type of hanging system you have used screams first time doing art shows. Get that new display system asap. It will make a difference.and will upgrade the look of your whole display.
    AND if using a table, make the tablecloth the same fabric and color as the fabric on your display system. Would be good to have the chair the same color too.
    :) Sandy

     

    Sandy Askey-Adams

  7. Wow Sandy, your comments both on my blog and on FAV are awesome!
    I should probably do a blog post about you and your experience one day…
    Thank you so much for putting the time and effort into it.

    Cheers
    Moshe

     

    Moshe Mikanovsky

  8. Thank you Jennifer so much for your comments!
    I do learn all the time. I actually didn’t sit down at all (only few minutes to eat lunch) but I was on my fit the entire time … I loved it! Maybe I should have got rid of the chair altogether!

    Thanks again
    Moshe

     

    Moshe Mikanovsky

  9. Good show! Good for you for taking the risk – I think you did fine.

    One thing I noticed as I was looking at your sign and t-shirt was that you haven’t a ‘tag line.’ Mikanovsky.com is great, but it’s a so-what because no one knows you yet in that area.

    But if people saw your t-shirt with your website address that said, Mikanovsky.com: Messages from the Inner Light, or some such thing as that that conveys the spiritual nature of your work, they’d be more interested in checking it out.

    And I agree with your mentor – much too clean! I iked your idea to have a rack or box with un-hung works people can browse through. I used to do the flea market in Santa Fe, NM and my print boxes were always the most profitable for me.

    aloha -
    Angela

     

    Angela Treat Lyon

  10. Your set up looked great. Maybe a sturdier grid support system would be better as previously mentioned. I did my first 2 shows last summer and learned a lot. Your pre-show research was very thorough and you had some great touches!
    Love the t-shirts!

     

    Lynne Reichhart

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