So.....as you probably know....during the summer months, I engage in a lot of outdoor art exhibitions. If you follow my Facebook and Instagram accounts, you also know that they are often times, not the greatest experiences. In fact, some people plan their vacation times around my shows - because they know that I am a predictor of BAD WEATHER!
"oh.....Rob's in an outdoor show? Well THAT weekend is gonna be bad weather - let's not go to the cottage that weekend."
I KID YOU NOT!
This weekend was Art on the Square at the CF Shops at Don Mills.
This event was organized by my friends at The Artist Network of Riverdale! Now, before I start my review of the show, I want to say that the actual event was run really well. The organizers were great, and the volunteers were terrific!
BUT....that is NOT enough to make a good show....you also need:
1) Decent to beautiful weather.
2) People who understand and buy original art
3) The perfect timing of weekends
Sadly, this was not MY weekend for any of that.
Insert sad face here.
Lemme break it down for you....with some photos.....
So in summary, it was a hot wet SLOOOOOW weekend!
I am not sure if it was the worst weather of my career. But it was certainly in the top 3....which is saying a lot.
(Remember, I have done somewhere around 36 outdoor shows to date!)
Truthfully, it has really made me think about the trajectory of my art career. Which is probably good! Every now and again, one needs to sit down and reassess thier goals.
I will say that I appreciate all the hard working folks at Toronto Art Walks for the great work. Angela, Barb and all the hard working volunteers did a great job making a bad weekend seem less painful! Very nicely run!!!!!
And as for me.....now I get to work!!!!!
Wait until you see what I do next! ;-)
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