It was called Art at the Lake 2008 Show & Sale, and it lived to most of its name. Art everywhere with a beautiful lake as a backdrop. A lot of people, looking and admiring, but not many sales.
It took place at the Pavillion at Lake Rabun, on Saturday, July 26th. Our booth was on the lower level, the lake level. The day started a little cloudy but it cleared by the afternoon and the temperature next to the water was pleasant.
There were people walking and looking on both of the levels and in our case coming back to our booth more than once, but it looked like the decision to buy was missing. Why? The doldrums of Summer? The idea of a social event more than a sale occasion? The fact that most of the visitors had already established houses with little space for new things? Some overheard comments seem to point in some part to the last reason:
“Very nice, but we don’t have any room for it”.
“I like it too, but where are you going to put it?”
Whatever the reason, for most of us, the sales did not materialize. A pity, because besides our photomontages (to which I’m very partial, of course) there were some really beautiful oil paintings, pastels, watercolors, photographs, digital art, wood works, and ceramics.
These are some of my ceramic sculptures.