Life As An Itinerant Artist

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

Michigan photos, southwest images now available at Yellow Door

Yellow Door Art Market is now open in Berkley. Yes, it’s true! April and Steve McCrumb, owners of the fab gift outlet Catching Fireflies, have opened a 60+ artisan market two doors down from their flagship store. It’s on Twelve Mile in Berkley — you can’t miss it. April’s been blogging steadily for two months, and created a huge buzz, so I’d be surprised if you locals haven’t already heard the news. She’s amazingly organized, and the store shows it. I jumped on board as soon as I heard about it. There’s a full store walkthrough video on YouTube…

James Parker photographs at Yellow Door

Photographs at Yellow Door

I’ve got a full core space on the lefthand corridor — the entry is in the back of the store and there’s plenty of free parking. On display are many of my classic Michigan photographs, as well as a few new ones. Stop by and take a look.

The official grand opening is Saturday, November 13 from 10-6. There’ll be food and drink, live music and some give-aways.

But, here’s the secret grand opening (shhh)! You are welcome to come on Thursday, November 11, from 5-8pm, for the friends and family open house. I’ll likely be in attendance, and there will be food and drink served at this event as well.

Yellow Door - James Parker Photographs

Bin prints also available at Yellow Door

The store is at 3141 W. Twelve Mile, Berkley MI. Hours are 10-6 M-Sat, Thursdays 10-8, Sunday 12-5. If you need to call, the phone number is 248-336-2038. Tell ’em I sent you!

November 1, 2010

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  1. I am curious as to why you use only white matting on your finished products?

  2. I do over twenty shows a year, & my work is carried in several galleries. I have over 100 images in inventory at any given time, in four standard sizes. Logistically, it’s impossible to keep individually styled mattes and frames for each image and each size. It’s also a much more consistent presentation that changes for each region and venue. The other reason that the mattes are white is that these are 6-ply and 8-ply mattes and they only come in white and black.

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