Corrales ArtFest Show Themed in Friendship

“I get by with a little help from my friends,” a Beatles refrain, set the tone for the 20th Old Church Corrales Artfest, my first juried show.

Mary Ellen Merrigan, Maria Berry

Wire-wrapping maven Maria Berry joined me Saturday in the booth. We greeted dozens of shoppers and were fortunate to enjoy a nice breeze for most of the afternoon. Saturday’s temperature approached 90 degrees.

In the commotion of setup I forgot to snap any photos! Thanks to Shayla Waller-Edenfield of Affordable Wedding Photography for these great shots!

Each of my two display cases held a variety of necklaces, positioned on a bed of rice.

As you might imagine, the animal print which covered my table helped me stand out. It was a perfect complement to the antlers over which I draped various necklaces.

“The Abundance Collection”

The Abundance Collection featuring vintage African trade beads debuted at this event. The bracelets in particular, were well received. Several women fingered them as if they could feel the special energy I believe they carry. Others commented on a particular bead or combination.

Many of my readers know I’m president of the Sandia Heights Artists. SHA participant and watercolorist Lynda Burch, exhibited at ArtFest as well. Thanks to her encouragement I applied for the opportunity.

My gratitude list is long:

  • Thanks to the organizers who managed to get steady traffic through the exhibits both days
  • Thanks to neighbor vendors who wrapped me into the fun with a fair share of kidding
  • Thanks to previous customers who stopped to show their support
  • Thanks to new customers…you’re now on my list and I look forward to hearing from you
  • Thanks to everyone who helped me in any way!

Yes, I get by with a lot of help from my friends! How do you manage with your show?