Our 2014 show season is over; our last outing was the African American Cultural Festival in Raleigh (AACF). I serve as the Art Program Director for the festival, which means I not only show and sell my own work there, but I'm also responsible for recruiting artists and merchandise vendors; managing the processes of application, jurying, acceptance; and acting as liaison with show management during the festival itself. As you might imagine, it's exhausting but fun at the same time. This year's festival welcomed 40,000 people over the two days, and was a great success.
|Kindred Spirit Studios|
Art-to-Wear Glass Pendants
Longtime Artventuring readers may recall that I designed porcelain jewelry many years ago, which was my very first foray into an art-related business. I've loved cool necklaces since way back
when pop beads (remember those?!) and candy necklaces were the height of a 7-year-old's fashion sense (although I didn't particularly like the candy). I enjoyed jewelry design, but always knew my first love was painting.
|1960s era pop beads|
Just Beginning, Part 2: stay tuned. (here's a hint: November will be a VERY busy month!)