Sunday, October 4, 2009

Finally! Halloween & Vine

Halloween & Vine 2009

After being MIA, I Finally have come down from the cloud that is Halloween and Vine to post. That, and taking a breather from prepping for next weeks inaugural show of Spirits on First in Sanford Florida.

Where to begin. As if being in a show with all that amazing talent wasn't enough, the welcome from them was the icing on the cake.

I was warmly welcomed by Ginny Betourne, Scott Smith and Christy Silacci upon arrival. Then the fun began, I said hello to all the other artist Laurie Hardin, Johanna Parker, William Bezek, Susie Scott and all the others. Everyone was busy either setting up their tables or helping setup the hall. There was a sense of camaraderie as everyone did there part.

Christy Silacci and Laurie Hardin helping out.

I must admit, being my first time I was a bit overwhelmed with setting up and was not able to help as much as I'd liked to. Evidently,to my surprise,I brought so many pieces that my table looked like a carnival, colorful and jammed packed.

The hall looked great even the lighting got into the act after festive lamps and streamers were added.

After a long day of setup we all had a wonderful dinner together , I was too busy eating to take any pictures, by this time I was starving.

The morning of the big day I arrived early for last minute adjustments and was surprised to find fans had formed line outside the hall since 5:30 AM. The excitement was palpable in the air.

After a warm welcome and pep talk from Scott the doors were swung open.
The collectors were so enthusiastic and generous in their praise and they expressed it with their support by buying anything that wasn't strapped down. It was hard for the established Artist to keep up with the pace, so you can imagine us new kids on the block. What fun we had! It was so wonderful to see the faces of the people as they browsed in wonder at all the goodies to be had.
I met so many wonderful collectors and I thank them each and everyone, for their support.

I had time to meet Dani Nelson from Spooky Time Jingles in person. Fellow artist and collector who flew in from the east coast to participate in the event. She is a wonder of support and marketing wiz for all of us that are part of that family.
The following pics speak volumes of the talent of each and every artist that participated and the smiles on out faces lets you know the fun we had. I hope I able to be a part of this show again in the future and developing the new friendships from artists and collectors alike. Enjoy, see y'all next year!

Laurie Hardin and Scott Smith at her table moments before the doors were swung open.

Some of Scott's marvelous creations

Susie Scott's amazing table.

Katherine Webber at her Table filled with halloween goodness.

Johanna proudly showing her wares and those fun leggings.

William Bezek and his fantastic characters!

Finally but not least Twinkle who had a great time and will be on her way next week to her home with Robert Brawley of Halloween Fanatic. A great collector and supporter of us all and a budding artist as well. Read more about Robert in the current issue of 365.


Sycamore Moon Studios said...

So gorgeous! Everything!

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

Could you move closer to where I live? I had such fun last weekend! I think I need my pieces companion after setting up my display... she looks lonely and in need of another HoHoHalloween! Loved seeing your work in person and having the opportunity to meet you!!! You are a doll!

Plain-n-Simple! said...

Everything looks so scrumptious!!!!!!!!!!! Wish i lived closer!!!!!!! I am sure it was an affair to attend!!!!!!!!!!!


Miss Gina Designs said...

OMG! What a wonderful event! Everything looks wonderful!!!!!!!!

Patty Benedict said...

jorge...Your table looked wonderful!FUN Halloween art show, Thank you for sharing the photos!
Have a great creative week.
Bugs & Hisses

*retro-rudolphs* said...

So happy you had a great time! Everything on your table looks wonderful. ~ Lori

Chicken Lips said...

Wow!!! Your table looked amazing!!! I'm so glad you had a great show - you've got me so excited about it that I want to particpate next year!!!

Marie Patterson Studio said...

Jorge,Congrats on your success! I'm making plans now so that I can travel to the show next year!
Your display was AWESOME!