Setting Sail for October

After a brief lull in work, I'm feverishly painting (as well as one can with oils) to get ready for Art in the Arboretum, the annual outdoor arts and crafts festival put on by Greensboro Beautiful. The date for the event is Sunday, Oct. 7.

My plan is to have 25 to 30 works of art on hand. Some will be paintings you may have already seen, but I'm hoping most will be new and fresh to everyone. My space for work is so limited I've actually had to return to the basement, at least to store canvases that are drying.

Last year's Art in the Arboretum was my first. It was a resounding success, as I sold nearly 10 works of art and won Best of Show. I was elated. I can't wait for this year's event. I can only hope the weather will be nearly as nice as last year.

Also in the works, I have a painting that will be auctioned as part of a frundraiser and grand opening of the new Nussbaum Center for Entrepreneurship. It is also celebrating its 25th anniversary.

The owner of Just Be, the downtown store that has a few pieces of my artwork (see previous blog entry), has asked if I would be interested in being their featured artist for the October First Friday in downtown Greensboro. I would have to be on hand doing a painting demonstration and meeting and talking with customers. This will be on Oct. 5 -- the Friday before Art in the Arboretum.

Naturally, I'm jumping at the opportunity to be the featured artist. The owner of Just Be has been very good to work with and I have received nothing be positive feedback for my artwork.