Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Coachella Valley Watercolor Society 22nd Annual Show

This past weekend, Friday, Saturday and Sunday was our big annual watercolor show. We moved to a new location and were nervous about people finding us. We rented a ballroom at the clubhouse of a beautiful golf course. Our worries were unfounded. We had so many attendees that we actually ran out of "people's choice" ballots the first day and had to print more. Gerald Brommer was the judge of awards. What a nice man! The photo showing him judging only shows about a third of the paintings in the show. There were about 700 watercolors on sale. I can't believe I forgot to take a picture of the winners. We did around $20,000 in sales. (I sold two :-) Our raffle sales brought in about $1500. We also sell cookbooks and are almost out of them. A percentage of the proceeds of our sales goes to help under-served children's art programs in the area. We select about 10 needy programs and give them grants every Spring. In addition to this show I also exhibited at an outdoor Wildflower and Art Festival on Saturday. Was quite a weekend. I'm still recovering.

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