Post-Norwescon updates and ongoing show at Gargoyles    Thursday, April 24, 2014


 
Last week/weekend was hectic. On Wednesday the girlfriend and I set up our show at Gargoyles Statuary. On Thursday I was in SeaTac, setting up my table at Norwescon. I ended up being too tired to stay for the artist reception.

On Friday I was back in Seattle to put some final touches on the Gargoyles setup and attend the reception. The evening went really well; many friends stopped by and the flow of people through the shop was pretty consistent until closing time. I sold two pieces that night; I was particularly happy that one of the buyers was the girlfriend’s mother, who collects art but has never purchased from me before.

I sold one piece at Norwescon, which may not sound like a lot, but there were years when I sold nothing so any sale to me is great. Plus the table space and the low commission make it easy to turn a profit or at least break even. What’s really cool is that the buyer bypassed bidding and purchased the sculpture at the direct sale price, which was twice the amount of the opening bid. It’s always wonderful when someone wants your work bad enough to do that.
 

The overall quality of this year’s Norwescon art show was very high and there were several pieces I would have purchased if I had the money. Kudos to Doug and Pat Booze who manage the show. You and your team did an outstanding job.

Two shows next week!    Friday, April 11, 2014

I've been busy for the past few months preparing for two shows that both open next week.

On Thursday, Norwescon 2014 kicks off. If you've never attended this science fiction/fantasy convention, you are missing out. I look forward to reconnecting with friends and hanging around my fellow geeks. My sculptures will be featured in the art show; my table is at the back of the art room. You can read more about Norwescon here.

On Friday, my show at Gargoyles Statuary opens. Once again, I am showing with fellow artist and significant other Jessica Geiger. The reception is from 6 to 9pm; stop by if you're in the area and say hello.

You can also refer to my News page for a quick snapshot of all the info.

Happy April!

Art show tally and a big cat poll    Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Today I went to pick up my unsold pieces from my recent show at Gargoyles Statuary. Some of them remain there on consignment. Overall, I sold 8 sculptures--4 that were featured in the show and 4 others that were displayed around the store. I'm pretty happy.

Periodically I like to donate money to help save the world's big cats, and am trying to decide which organization to send it to. You can help me decide; I've set up a poll on my Facebook page. The poll will be up for 5 days (ends May 20th) at which time the qualifying organization with the most votes will get my donation. Thanks in advance for participating.

No rest for the wicked....    Thursday, May 2, 2013

Although I am not working at quite the breakneck speed I was in March and April, my workload has not slowed down that much. At the moment I am working on two commissions (one simple and one more complex), two consignment pieces (simple) and one piece for a group show (medium in complexity). I can't complain though--on the contrary I am grateful. I am someone who needs to have deadlines to be really productive, so this is healthy for me.

Welcome to my new website!    Thursday, April 25, 2013

Now that Norwescon is over for this year and my Gargoyles show is up, I am really happy to finally launch my new website. This is something I've been meaning to do for a long time, but I wasn't sure exactly what I wanted to do with it until recently.

Eventually I will be adding a store that will feature some available sculptures and other items. Thank you for stopping by!

 

 

 

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