Wednesday, July 23, 2008


This was actually done at Valhalla during my residency - I've been too busy to post much work lately. I was showing my work at the Art, Music & Wine Festival at Squaw Valley last weekend, and it always takes longer than I think to prepare for it.

I swore off outdoor shows last year, and somehow managed to convince myself that it would be ok to do just this one....well, will be my last unless I take the plunge and invest in a proper heavy panel set up. Taylor and I made concrete weights for my tent, and I thought I had it wired so that the wind wouldn't destroy everything, but that was just wishful thinking on my part. A huge gust hit with a woman inside my booth, screaming "I didn't do it, I swear!" as glazed paintings smashed to the floor from both sides. We ran in, trying like cheap entertainers spinning plates, to catch all of my precious artwork as it flung from the walls like a scene from The Exorcist. It was rather stressful to say the least, and my husband is a saint.

It rained on day two, the tent leaked, and the resolution was complete - never again.


JSM said...

I remember running into you at the Y one summer. It was hot and unpleasant and you seemed done with the whole thing back then. You should take pride in the fact that you've tried it a few times. Hope all is well, I enjoy reading your page.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

OMG. It ain't easy.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

I really like this one.
And ya, I can see how you'd give up outdoor shows!