The end of the year has always been the busiest time for us and I suspect that’s true for most artists and artisans. Here we’ve been pushing last minute studio finishes for exhibits that have been planned for some time. This year is no acceptation. We just finished wrapping up 24 pieces of art that are distributed between Albany, NY and Manchester, Vermont.
One big disappointment last month was the notice in the mail that Robert’s work had not been selected to participate in the ASA Landscape for Landsakes exhibit. This was doubly disappointing since this very large piece is one that he had worked on since last year. “Yoke” is 30 x 40 inches and has so many images of people and things of Washington County NY (included in Robert's Gallery page). Alas, it’s not in the exhibit. He won’t ever submit for the exhibit again…….very discouraging. I’m not sure if I will submit again either. It’s a great cause. However, for every piece that is sold during the exhibit ASA retains 50%. I’m thinking I’d be better off to donate some money and not work so hard toward filling their walls. Granted there are a lot of people who see the work but to date I’ve never had anyone buy art through our studio as a result of their seeing my work at Landscapes for Landsakes.