Some of you asked for a report after the gallery show on Saturday, April 3 at Picture This is Eagle River. Well, it was fabulous!
When they opened the doors at 10am, there were at least 100 people waiting to get in. I had arrived at 9am to set up my jewelry display, which was plenty of time for such a simple display. At shows, you know it takes me upwards of 3 hours, with tables, lights, etc. This was a breeze in comparison.
Picture This has been doing this spring open house with a free print for about 25 years. This means that there are plenty of "regulars" that know about this and as a result have a great collection of Alaskan art. I think they gave away about 500 prints on Saturday. Susan Watkins (the artist) signed a good portion of those (including mine). She didn't get much of a break all day.
I saw plenty of old customers and made lots of new ones. Once the print giveaway settled into a slower, but still steady stream, which happened at about noon, then people started seriously looking at my jewelry. I sold some of my favorite pieces. Pink (!) seemed to be quite popular, much to my surprise. My most fav piece was a large rose quartz rounded marquis brio topped with a cluster of darker pink tourmaline rondelles. t was a gorgeous necklace and it went to a new home pretty late in the afternoon :D
After a super quick pack-up (I was tired), Michelle, the store manager said she would call to set up an appointment to pick out some new pieces for wholesale. Yay!
I took Sunday off.
Reminder: the free earring deal is still going on in my etsy shop. See my shop announcement for all the details.