Monday, November 29, 2010

Marriott Craft Show

This is the "mock" setup for the annual Marriott Craft Show that takes place this Wednesday at the Marriott corporate office in Bethesda, MD where my wife works. Unfortunately, the show is for Marriott employees and spouses only so no outside guests - fortunately, over 3000 people work at the corporate office so a lot of people will see my work.

This is the first opportunity I've had to display more than three pieces in public at a single time and I'm pulling out the stops. There are 15 or so additional pieces not shown in the photo...I will post anything leftover at drastically discounted prices following the show - kind of like a studio sale.

I'm wondering what lessons I will learn from this show...My wife thinks I should price the paintings higher because of the time I've spent on them and the sentimental value attached, but I don't see it that way. Maybe it's because I'm tired of looking at them, or maybe it's because I know I can always crank out more paintings, but I'm not attached to my paintings the way I was when I only painted 1 or 2 per year. I'll honestly be happy if I get a good response to my paintings. I have goals in mind and right now they have nothing to do with selling (However, if you want to buy something, I will not turn away cash!) Wish me luck!


  1. Good luck! Hope you make some sales.

  2. Erik -- Good to meet you today and to buy In the Valley. I can't wait for my Beltway painting. I liked your ability to work in variations of color, and your brushstroke work. And, I'm pleased to follow your blog. Paint on!

  3. Thanks Jeni - nice meeting you too! Sorry again for selling your painting out from under you :) I'm finishing up a painting right now, but I'll start on Beltway II right away.