Well another year behind us – and blessed with fine weather we had a wonderful time, and I think the new schedule was a hit with participants – painting in the mornings, Demos in the afternoons.
33 painters this year (18 last year) and 22 of them were from OFF the Sunshine Coast. Some staying for up to 4 nights!
That makes it even more of a success in my mind. Not only do we get to gather with the “tribe” , but so many new faces and folks discovering Gibsons for the first time.
With the success this year I am almost determined ;-) to persevere and produce the event again next year. It sounds like I will have some willing (and now experienced) helpers, and more of the merchants and administrators recognize the added value of visitors and longers stays.
It is still a HUGE amount of planning and as I will be in the lead up to my own solo show at GPAG for November…I have to consider this carefully. It sucks up so much of my time & energy – and then it all depends on the weather.
Perhaps I will pass it on to a local art group or new “producer”. And then I can just show up and PAINT ! ;-)))
enjoy some of the photos of the 3 day event
FRIDAY Sketchcrawl & BBQ SATURDAY Paintout & Demo SUNDAY Paintout & Gallery show and reception