Life As An Itinerant Artist

Stories and anecdotes from fifteen years on the art show circuit. 

Another feather in the cap – merit award at Barrington Art Fest

Another award for outstanding work

Yet another nod to my work came in the form of a merit award at this past weekend’s Barrington Art Fest in Barrington, Illinois. — this photograph courtesy of “brother” Frank Truong, who drove up from Chicago to visit. We also had a nice chat with old friends Richard Pahl and his partner Dennie, who stopped by from Elgin.

The show, a new addition to Amdur Productions Chicagoland festivals, was a pleasant two-day affair on the downtown streets of suburban Barrington, a sleepy upscale community northwest of Chicago. Many familiar faces were in attendance, including Steve and Anita Baldauf, Marc and Wendy Zoschke, Antoni Kozlowski, Bob and Patti Stern and other artists on the northern circuit.

Anita, Karyn and Wendy show off VetroCaldo jewelry

Anita Baldauf, Karyn Kozo and Wendy Baxter-Zoschke

The weather was unseasonably warm, which may have kept attendance down on this lovely Memorial Day weekend. Buying seemed light, although several artists reported good sales. The native American art by our neighbor Dennis was well-received, and Jon Walton, another nature photography seemed to be doing well with his macro images of flowers and vegetables. Western photographer Rudolph DeRam also seemed to working his cowboy images well.

Barrington Fine Art Fest

Street scene from Barrington Fine Art Fest

All in all, we had a good time, made a little money, and managed to get home in time for thunderstorms and picnicking this evening. Thanks to everyone who stopped by, admired the work, and took some original art home!

May 31, 2010

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