Sunday, September 13, 2009

20th Annual Castle Rock Art Festival

Lexi Erickson's Archaeologica Art Jewelry

Just Announced.... Lexi won Best of Fine Craft for this Show!!!
She is automatically accepted into next year's show.
Congrats and Well Deserved my dear friend.

Yesterday, Dan and I went to the Castle Rock Art Festival. This is the first time we've attended the event, even though both of us have lived in this area for over 15 years! Our main motivation to go was to see Lexi's booth. She's changed the look and feel of it to better represent her line of art jewelry, called Archaeologica.

Beautiful bronze sculptures

The weather was overcast that morning and it was cool. Fall is coming to the Rockies. There was a nice crowd and we were happy to see more people were buying from the artists than we had seen at previous shows this year.

Paintings and metalwork

The caliber of the artists in this show is really outstanding. I think the jury is very selective and discriminating in their choices and it truly shows.

In the afternoon, the skies opened up and according to Lexi it just poured. That chased all the potential shoppers home and the artists closed shop early for the day because it was a driving rain, no customers, and I can only imagine how tired they were.

Today is the last day of the show and right now the weather is overcast and it is cold. The forecast indicates that it should get into the mid 70's today and that would be great for all.

Loved these large Aspen paintings!

It's a very nice show and Dan & I are considering applying for it next year with a 10' x 20' booth for Krucoff Studios. Dan can display his photographs and I can have a variety of my glass and metal works.

May all of you have a wonderful day and week of creativity! Aspire to be more as an artist and a person.


Sue Furrow said...

Really does look like a quality show. You should go for it next year! Wish I could be there.

Kathleen Krucoff said...

There definitely were a lot of great artisans there. With Lexi's win, she will automatically have a spot in next year's show. Dan & I need to seriously consider this one.

Janelle Goodwin said...

I'm happy to hear that people are starting to finally buy art again. (Could it be?) Yes, do consider this show for next year!

T.L. Anderson said...

Thanks so much for sharing this.
With these photos it's a "wish I
could have been there" for me. I
think it's a great idea for you &
Dan to set up at this event. You
may however, want to put in an
order to mother nature for a little
more sun!
Take care,

Kathleen Krucoff said...

Thanks Janelle. I think we need to start planning for this one would be great if our work is juried in....will let everyone knows how this goes next year.

Hey TL. Glad you enjoyed. I like it when other artists share pictures and information about shows they attend. And yes...more sunshine would be welcomed for next year!

Susanne said...

Thanks for the great post Kathleen. I have been very busy with our move to Toronto however we are finally getting more settled. The art shows I have done here in the past two weeks have been fun but the buying energy hasn't really been there for any of the artists. Hopefully with the economy healing things will get better by next year.

Kathleen Krucoff said...

You're welcome Susanne. I think it's good if we can help each other out by posting the sales activities we experience/see at this shows. Looking forward to hearing more about how your shows go too!

Deborah Younglao, Silk Painter said...

Looks like a high quality show. I hope you and Dan can do it - with both of you showing your work you can't lose!

PS: Giveaway on my blog today - check it out!

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

This looks like a great show! We've been to a few that had too much schlock (lawn ornaments and purses) competing with the ART, that's never good. Too bad about the rain, but some things are out of our control, eh? You should definitely considering doing it, Kathleen!

Sheila said...

How cool are you! Thanks for sharing Lexi's site.