The Tierra Del Mar Summer Fair is over so I thought I’d share some pictures and thoughts with you. I apologize for the quality of the images: I’m still having some problems with my overpriced digital camera. I’ll probably have to replace it at some point. *sigh* Tierra Del Mar is a little community just north of Cape Kiwanda/Pacific City Oregon and their annual art fair helps fund the community center. I was put in based on the recommendation of one of their musicians but I think they regretted it.
Anyway, let’s get started…
The space was okay, but I had too many large format paintings and not enough smaller ones for the shape of the spaces I was working with. The organizer went out of her way to help, however – and the people were nice.
So you can hardly tell, due to the bad images, but they got a good mix and there were lots of compliments. A few people – – even admired and complimented my my work. Amazing.
Of course, I wasn’t the only one at the show! They were all very nice people (the artists, I mean) and are very very good at what they do.
Charlie Gibbs does many interesting things with glass, and is quite charming too. His work shows he has a real head for art.
Pat Schultz does amazing needle work – she teaches too. Her collection features Brazilian Needle art, and it sold well during the show.
This lady does Pastels and fabric art. Her fabric collages look a little like oil paintings. It’s very impressive. I don’t think the pastels sold well, although they are very competent renderings. Personally, I loved them. It was the fabric art that really was the rave of the show.
You know, I never thought of fly tying as an art, but rather as a skill. But this gentleman has managed to turn his craft into an art. People love his hand-tied flies in Christmas ornaments.
I enjoyed meeting local artists, including Rose Perez, who dropped by to say ‘hi’. I’m not much of a socializer and I don’t consider myself to be an artist in the same way as Rose or some of these other people, but it was fun anyway. And I don’ think the people who ran the event liked me. I’m not sure why. They just didn’t.Tags: Oregon, Painting, Shows