Sunday, May 10, 2009

Open Studios Site #379 -- Successful First Day

Members of the South Side Art Club Particpate in Silicon Valley Open Studios
Our Greeter: Emerging Artist Arleta Moore

Laura Schiller's computer-enhance artwork

Part of my display


Artist Alison Turner demos her work



Artists Diane Martarano, Don Paquin, Alison Turner, and Penny Morales

We had a very successful first day at Open Studios. The artists worked both Friday evening and Saturday morning setting up displays. Promptly at 11:00 a.m. opening time we had our first visitor, a person who chose to visit our site from the Open Studios catalogue! We were delighted to hear that a number of our visitors came as a result of the colorful SVOS signs we put out in the final mile to my home. Many visitors were collectors or friends that we had invited. You see the artists above, all except Laura Schiller -- somehow I missed her in my photos. I will get a picture today.

Several of the artists sold work. I personally sold three pieces of framed art, including "Mother's Tea" that is displayed on this blog's banner, some unframed art, and lots of cards, which proved very popular.

Today being Mother's Day, we are hoping that people will treat Mom to a viewing of art. The day has dawned with perfect sunshine. Perhaps the wind will not come up quite as strong as yesterday. We have some lovely displays in the gardens. If you live in the area, consult the information on the Silicon Valley Open Studios website (link to the right) for the Mary Paquet Studio. We hope you will join us for some fine art, fine food, and fine fun.







6 comments:

Sheila said...

Wonderful news! Happy Mother's Day also!

Mary Paquet said...

Sheila, you are so thoughtful. Hope you had a Happy Modther's Day! We had a wonderful day.

Mary Paquet said...

Sheila, you are so thoughtful. Hope you had a Happy Modther's Day! We had a wonderful day.

Mary Paquet said...

Sheila, you are so thoughtful. Hope you had a Happy Modther's Day! We had a wonderful day.

Nancy said...

Yay for you! What a wonderful idea this is. I've not seen anything like it in my neck of the woods.

Mary Paquet said...

Thanks, Nancy. More to follow. Great second day as well. This Open Studios weekends in May have been going on here for over 20 years and are really popular.