It was the 12th Annual Art Show and Sale. I went on Sunday December 7. I had a great time: More than enough art and a tour of a great industrial building full of hard lofts. The lofts themselves were stunning. Even the smallest are breathtaking spaces. The biggest would make decent skateboard parks.P.S. Somebody cut down those trees that ruin the view of the colonnaded entrance.
The art is overwhelming after a while. By the time I was done, I was mentally exhausted. I wanted to tour the artists' websites at my leisure. But there isn't a list of links to their sites. So I made one.
If you are one of the artists, please tell me about any mistakes.
In alphabetical order:
- Todd Alexander
- Rhett Amick A Flower A Day
- Joel Barr
- Melissa Brown - Instinctive Design
- Caroline Bullock
- Gaston Carrio - Art by Architect
- Fireball Collective - jewelry
- Michelle Dziak
- Jeanne Flint jewelry
- Gwen Fryar
- Deborah "Gator" Gates
- Fred Gear (Frederick William Gearrin)
- Nance Harper
- April Harrison
- Grant Henry aka Sister Louisa
- David Huff
- Debbie Hutchinson jewelry
- Will Kay (listed wrong on the program, see comments)
- Dawn Kinney Martin
- Mary Klein
- Alex Leopold
- Shana McCormick
- Sandra Meyer
- Timothy Michael
- Curt Osmundsen
- Charly Palmer
- Esteban Patino
- Demone Phelps
- Shana Robbins
- Alli Royce Soble
- Miguel Sartori SartS Gallery
- Monica Van Schellenbeck
- Rebecca Scott
- Jill Sharp Blue Piranha Jewelry
- Allison J. Smith blog: Paintings by Allison J Smith
- Don Thacker
Will Thackershould be it's Will Kay
- Beth Thames
- Donjenna Yokley
To folks interested in next years tour:
- It's a bargain (free)
- There is an elevator.
- Start at the top and work your way from stairwell to stairwell.
- Each loft is loaded with refreshments.
- Valet parking will save you time and hill hiking.
- Ask at the entrance for any drawings, raffles, or contests.
- Wow and thanks.
- It's hard to read your URL from business cards.
- Hope your sales improve your Christmas holidays.
- I bought small Christmas presents from 3 different artists.
- Make sure visitors can find you and try to engage each visitor. You need a "Big Tricked-out Name Tag" (thanks GEICO commercial). Maybe you need a dedicated assistant to help egage visitors.
- Wow, I'm looking forward to the 2009 show.
- Give artists a link and perhaps an image on the show's website.
- Greet visitors with information about raffles and contests.
Four stories to the left, a colonnaded entrance tower and one story to the right also disguise the bulk of the building. It would be typical of Southern Bell / ATT to use this design all over America as is the case of the "Ford Factory" (here is a Ford Factory in Portland) building on Ponce. You could splurge more on design if you are building more than one.
The south facade's one-story end.
The tree blocks the elegant entrance. I'm sure it's a great tree, maybe even historic. CUT IT DOWN and plant some historic trees on a smaller scale. I'm sure the architects would gasp if they saw this.
The west end shows 4 stories engaging the slope.
The west facade faces the railroad, soon to become now the Belt Line. The building continues to show a pretty face. The stair could have been boring. Instead they have a softening curve. Great details.