Great Peakfest this year!
The 2016 Apex (NC) Peakfest was this past Saturday, May 7th, and it was a GREAT show! The weather was amazing, sunny with a slight breeze. I even got a bit of sunburn.
My first sale was 1 hour before the show officially opened and my last sale was 5 minutes after the show ended. I NEVER, ever, close early and now I will try harder to open early. My sales in between those two were 'deceptive'. What I mean by that is that me sales were up 65% percent over the same show last year, but I sold fewer pieces. My avg $ per sale was WAY up. Looking at it further, I sold more frames and more multiple sales. I have a ton more inventory this year and I think I am starting to have better, more impressive frames. I sold a Premium 'Country Church at Sunrise' frame as well as 3 medium frames.
The best part, of course, was meeting new people, making new 'fans', seeing some familiar faces, and talking about my photography. It is such a joy to hear people say "I have never seen anything like this" or, my favorite, " Are these paintings "? That means that a lot of the public have not seen much HDR or have not hear much about it. I also means that I still have a unique 'look' to my art, that it is different from what they are seeing elsewhere. I love this part of it, talking, sharing stories, giving the history of each photo.
So far, the opening of the Spring outdoor show season is a HUGE SUCCESS. Spring Daze in Cary was also a success for me despite the less than ideal weather.
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