Sunday, June 10, 2012

Festival Season - Again

Greetings Dear Readers -

To be honest, I'm feeling rather lazy this week so I'm sharing a post written in June, 2010. It's art festival season again and after some thought (not much, admittedly) I decided that nothing much has changed.

It'll be like watching a re-run of your favorite show; great plot, and familiar characters that make you feel right at home. The best part is you can sneak off to the bathroom and grab a snack without feeling like you've missed something important.


If it's summer it must be Art Festival Season!

©2012 Patricia Scarborough Cloud Break 6x8 oil
Created specifically for Art on the Green, July 4th, 2012 here in Geneva, Ne.

Art festivals are a bit like being in a zoo. People come and stare a bit before wandering off to look at something a bit more interesting.

To make the whole affair a bit more civilized, Handsome Husband and I created a few guidelines for folks who plan on attending an art festival in the near future.

Forthwith our helpful hints:

Artist's don't bite. Well, at least the ones I know don't. It's okay to look at us and say hello.

Resist the temptation to ask the artist if they plan on being famous after they die. Most of us are working on it now.

©2012 Patricia Scarborough Country Lane 6x8 oil
Join us for Art on the Green, July 4th, 2012 here in Geneva, Ne.

It's really okay to visit with the artist. Please understand, though, that the artist is there to sell their work, and while your Aunt Ruby and her purple-ribbon-winning county fair watercolor entry is truly fascinating, we must sometimes interrupt to attend to others. No offense intended to you or your Aunt Ruby.

The artist knows you can't draw a stick figure. Neither can half the population of the free world, including the artist with whom you are sharing that bit of information.

Please do not allow your jaw to drop or your eyeballs to bug out when you inquire about prices. Spitting out your lemonade is also unnecessary. Simply take a slow, deep breath and back away from the booth without bumping into anything with a price tag on it.

©2012 Patricia Scarborough Pastoral Variation 6x8 oil
See this and other terrific art during Art on the Green, July 4th, 2012 here in Geneva, Ne.

Absolutely bring your children to art festivals. Probably shouldn't let them in an artist's booth with their quadroople-scoop bubblegum pink icecream cone, however.

No, the artist is not starving. Ha ha right back atcha.

Enjoy your phone conversations somewhere else. Anywhere else.

Enjoy art. Don't be intimidated. It's okay to ask. We love talking about what we do, and it won't cost you a dime.

 Back to current events - Looking forward to seeing you under the shade trees at the Celebrate Geneva Patriotism event on Wednesday, July 4th on the grounds of the Fillmore County Courthouse. I'll be hanging out there with some very cool artist friends. Stop by and say hellow!


Hannah Hunter said...

Your guidelines--well they are scrumptious. Even as an artist, I'm cautious about interacting with others of my breed at festivals, but now I'm prepared to head to the fair:-)

Patty said...

Hannah, I have the feeling you are fairly well behaved where ever you are.