My calendar is filling up with some wonderful things this year and I am feeling pretty great about life and art. So far, probably because the weather is so warm, I haven't even been stricken with the usual winter blues. This is a good thing since I will need a little positive energy to make enough paintings for the four Seattle coffee shop shows I have booked this year. Here's the schedule:
April - Fuel Coffee in Montlake
May - Fuel Coffee on Capitol Hill
July - Fuel Coffee in Wallingford
September/October - Fiore Coffee in Queen Anne
I have decided that I like showing in coffee shops rather than galleries! Coffee shops don't usually take a commission so I can keep my prices low. Galleries charge a 50% commission and provide support and advertising in return. I seem to have enough support and a wonderful mailing list so I am doing it on my own. It feels a little subversive.(This blog is a big part of my support system and I value the friends and comments it brings me) I also like the intimate atmosphere of coffe shops. My paintings are about intimacy so it feels right. I conduct all the sales myself which means that I get to meet some wonderfully sweet customers. Besides this is coffee-land. For now I will take my art with a tall skinny double latte, extra foam.