Spring (Show Season) Has Sprung

I began my Spring show season this past weekend with the Great Lakes Art Fair in Novi, Michigan. It being my first indoor show, I wasn’t entirely certain what to expect – but, Michigan weather being what it is, I ended up being quite thankful to have a roof over my head. Even so, I managed to get thoroughly soaked in freezing rain during “load out” when a misbehaving dolly with four bins of packing supplies and tent parts decided to tip and I was left scrambling to get everything back onto the dolly while I still had feeling in my fingers.

Mishaps aside, the event proved to be a great way to kick off the season and I was honored when the jury awarded me second place at their “Best of Show” ceremony Saturday night (banner photo is of myself and the event’s director, Jackie McMahon.) Prize money and fancy ribbon aside, the most meaningful thing to me is the knowledge that my work is connecting with patrons and fellow artists – that’s the .

As it stands, I’ve purposely kept my spring schedule light so I can concentrate on sculpting a few more pieces in time for the summer lineup – which is booked solid. So, the two shows I will be doing in May/June are:

East Lansing Art Festival Logo

May 21-22, 2016, I will be returning to one of my favorite spring shows in Michigan, the East Lansing Art Festival. Live music, good food and a ridiculous amount of high-quality fine art awaits the 70,000+ people who annually attend this event.

FSAF_logo

June 25-26, 2016, I will return to my home away from home (Chicago) and participate in the Fountain Square Art Festival in Evanstan, Illinois. For three decades, Fountain Square Art Festival has won acclaim as one of the most prestigious art festivals in the Midwest. It’s the largest and oldest juried fine arts fair on Chicago’s North Shore and I am delighted to be a part of it.

So, if you will be in the area for either of these shows, please stop by, see some great work by artists from all over the country.

Arts Illiana Gallery pic

Lastly, as a reminder, the CROW SHOW will soon be in its final week and will close on April 22.

~Aric

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