My Display at the 2009 Mission Show
My first outdoor show and sale at the San Juan Capistrano Mission went well. Amazingly, I didn't forget to bring any supplies or equipment. The grid panels went up smoothly with the help of my husband.
Considering the state of the economy, the show had a lot of visitors. At one point there was a crowd of 10 people at my display asking questions about my work. It was very interesting to see which paintings people responded to. Because I'm a new face at this event my sales were slow but, I was able to listen in on the more seasoned artists, many of whom had sales techniques worth taking note of.
Below are a few photos of the displays with the Mission in the background. If you are ever in the area and enjoy touring historical landmarks with stunning grounds, a lovely chapel and two fountains with large Koi, I highly recommend you see the San Juan Capistrano Mission. It is an absolute jewel! If you are a painter, bring your camera and easel along because everywhere you turn there is a painting waiting to happen.