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From a great shooting expedition out on the Owens Farm in Kennewick, WA  last year with Bill and Adam Leahy.   'Sochi' translates to the word 'equipment' in the Japanese language. This image has an overlay image of weathered copper metal.

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My advice to those thinking of submitting to art festivals…go for it! It will be some of the most rewarding and interesting experiences you’ll have in your life. It will make you a better artist - you will understand why you are making art, how to talk about your artistic process and you will learn how to sell you art - all while getting valuable feedback from interested art lovers and art buyers!

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It’s such a gamble to do these shows and there is NO guarantee you will sell anything.  It’s a crazy lifestyle and only the professional traveling artists that do these shows know how hard it is. But there is something magical about creating an energized art festival from scratch in an empty parking lot or park – it literally comes to life! Complete with live music acts, artful parades and food booths! All of the hundreds of top tier artists coming together from all over the country, creating this little city of tents filled with one-of-a-kind treasures.  All with big...

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I enjoy reuniting and visiting with artist friends I have met at the festivals over the years. It is ‘hit and miss’ when you will see many of them again, as some get in the same shows you do that year and some don’t. We all share our latest “War Stories” from festivals, like the soaring heat that caused artists and customers alike to faint during one show or a flash flood running through festival grounds of another show in the SW, damaging may artists’ work from drenching rain. One year in Portland OR it rained so long and hard...

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People seem to love my work and I get a lot of positive comments, which is very rewarding to hear after being holed up, alone in the studio, working on a new body of work most of the year!

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