I did this show last year and although it’s a small one, it’s lovely, especially in good weather. A rose garden circles a fountain outside the center, where a few vendors display our wares.
My cancer fund drive exhibit is also still up at Jeff Ward Gallery, which is just behind my art fair booth. The weather is perfect for an art fair: very little wind, lots of sun, and in the 60s and 70s.
Also perusable will be my 200+ page illustrated breast cancer blog begun after my diagnosis in October, 2004, and continuing to the present. It can be read online as well, beginning with Mary’s Breast Cancer Blog, on my website, continuing for a year elsewhere, and recently returning to my own website at beaverislandarts.com.
I made a bargain with my generous hosts: I would exchange the original paintings eventually used in Lake Effects III (the summer poster completing my Lake Effects poster series) for at least six summer weeks access to a window to paint them from. In May I went for the first week and my rather outrageous proposal seems to be working! I have totally lucked out, with interesting, compatible hosts and a beautiful place (specifics to remain private) to enjoy a real Lake Michigan summer.