Monday, October 11, 2010

Onward and Upward!

Well folks, I'm just catching my breath between shows. But I wanted to share the fun had by all at the second annual Spirits in Sanford show this past weekend. I apoligize for some of the blurry pics, I think it's time for a new camera.

A great big thank you to all those of you who ventured into the gallery this weekend to grab a piece of of Original Halloween Art and fun.

The Town of Sanford really gets into the Holiday spirit as seen in these pics of some of their window displays including the local newspaper.

Take a peek in the lower left corner and catch one of Joanna Parkers creations.

Jeanine Taylor of Gallery on First put together a great group of Artists this year.

There was Chris Klingler of Designs by CK with his whimsical and elaborate drawings and prints; you can't appreciate the detail until you see them in person.

The Lovely Dianne Waldron of Sew Primitives and her oh-so infectious creations.

A Sweetheart of a Gal, Deb George and her humorous and spooky characters.

The Charming Sara Whitmore and her fantastic mixed media art.

Not even a broken leg could keep an old hand like Melissa Menzer away form a second show, I have a feeling that cast around her leg will turn into some of her wonderful creations.

And of course there was me and my dog and pony show.

It was great fun getting to know all the new artists as we set up on Friday.

The Fun started that evening with a great Champagne reception for dedicated collectors and a raffle. Jeanine put on a spread that would make Martha Stewart proud.

All black and orange foods. Yummy!!

Me and Jeanine Taylor enjoying a moment at the preview.

Folks were already in the Halloween spirit wearing their creepiest finery for the event.

It was an intimate event that let artists and collectors get to know each other. I certainly enjoyed it. It allowed everyone to wind down and relax before the big day.

Me and a visiting Glamorous Ghoul!

The doors opened and the FUN began. The room soon filled with familiar faces from last year, the night before and excited new ones. I can't thank everyone enough for the warm welcome and encouraging words that were offered to us.


As the day wore on and the tables were cleared by collectors, we all reluctantly tore down our little worlds knowing that goodbyes were at hand.

There were old freindships renewed and new ones forged between artists and collectors.

Now I'm back for a couple of days before heading to the next great event, the First Annual SpookyTime Jingles Soiree this Saturday the 16th with a preview cocktail on the Friday 15th.

Judging from the fun had at Sanford, this next shin-dig being put together by the gregarious and industrious Dani Nelson should will top off my Holiday show Schedule. So don't be late and come join the fun!


Chicken Lips said...

Looks like it was a fun show! Hope you did well - your table looked fabulous!

Pattee said...

Jorge it looks like you've been busy but having a lot of FUN!!!!

Tomorrow I'm going to figure out if I can make it to Dani's Soiree... It's cutting it close but I might to HAVE to come!

I agree with David your table looks fabulous!
: ) Pattee

*retro-rudolphs* said...

Jorge, your table looks gorgeous!

Glad you had such a fun time - I look forward to meeting you soon!

Safe travels!, Lori

Johanna Parker said...

Glad you had a great time Jorge!.... Your table looked fabulous with all the colorful creatures you make.....

Hey, funny you spotted my BLD Halloween cat in someone's window too... Guess I was there in spirit!

Happy Halloween,
~ Johanna

Dennis Haynes said...

Congrats, Jorge! Looks like it was a hoot!

William Bezek said...

Glad it went well Jorge!

Carolee said...

The displays look great - Glad it was a success! (And is it me, or does Chris look a little like a young Steven Tyler in this photo?) :-)

~ Carolee

Possible Impossibilities Studio said...

Congrats on the show Jorge! Looks like it was great fun. Love the pics and thank you for sharing! :-)
~ Deb

dragonmamma said...

Love that newspaper window display. I wish some of the businesses around here would do that. This is a very non-Halloween town I live in. Hence my need to turn to the internet to find kindred spirits.

Designs By CK said...

Thanks again Jorge for helping me learn the ropes as it were for my 1st Halloween art show. I thought the show was great fun and hope to do it again.

Chris >:-)