Left Behind, photography by Kyle Wilson | MY BEST SHOW EVER!


October 16, 2017  •  7 Comments


The best art show I have ever had was this past weekend: Catoctin Colorfest in Thurmont, MD!
EVER! In the history of ever! This has always been a great show for me, consistently in the top 10, but nothing could have prepared me for the phenomenal weekend that was about to unfold.

 Colorfest crowds are usually large and usually early-birds. Saturday’s show officially opens at 9am, but I like to be ready by 8-8:30. Since I had a double booth it took me a bit longer to get 100% ready, but customers did not seem to mind as they were browsing while I was prepping. The people kept coming and coming, they seemed to love my art. At one point I counted twenty three (23!) people inside my 10x20’ booth (plus a half dozen looking just outside my booth). I had so many fantastic conversations, met so many sweet people and made so many connections through my art that it is hard to remember them all. I do know that I did not sit down nor stop talking for the entire 9 hours!

  Did I mention that the crowds were HUGE and the buying energy was electric? IT WAS! I have had a particular milestone that I set so that I can know when I’ve ‘Made It’ to The Bigtime. I have come close 2 times to reaching that milestone (Frankfort Fall Festival and Artscape) but those shows were 3-day shows. Well not only did I reach that milestone, but I surpassed it by a COUNTRY MILE! Colorfest usually draws about 100,000 people, whereas those other 2 shows draw 250,000-300,000 each. I have to think this year’s attendance broke some sort of record.

  But more than the attendance was people’s willingness to listen to me explain my process, my journey, my art and their willingness to spend their hard-earned money on my art. I am humbled that my photographs will be hanging in the homes of a lot of the fine people who attended Colorfest this weekend.


Left Behind, photography by Kyle Wilson
Howdy Kay!

Thank you so much for your support! You (and your extended family) are by far my most loyal supporter. Y'all are far more than 'customers'. I love talking about my photography and I appreciate you taking the time to listen. I am humbled to have my art hanging in yours and your family's homes.

Your newest print is being made as I type this and I can not wait for your to receive it.

Kay Watts(non-registered)
I love hearing the back story behind the beautiful photographs. I have 3, soon to be 4 pieces of your work hanging in my home, and now 2 of my adult children do too!
Left Behind, photography by Kyle Wilson
Thanks Wade!
You are too kind. I love doing this and sharing this with everyone.
I hope the last shows of 2017 will be even 1/2 as good as Colorfest. This one next weekend in Poquoson VA is always a strong show for me.

I might even upgrade my camera soon, something I have been wanting to do for over a year.
I am so glad to hear this Kyle!

I have always been amazed by your work and your dedication to selling and sharing your art. I hope your last few shows of the year are just as strong!

Good luck!
And the love you put in them.... we can see it in your photos!!! :) Keep it up my friend!!! :)
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