Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Chehalem Mountain Art Affair

It was another wonderful year at the Chehalem Mountain Art Affair.  With over a dozen artists spread throughout a beautiful piece of wooded property, the vibe was incredible.  A perfect setting for a landscape photographer! 

The show kicked off Saturday morning under slightly overcast skies.  Being so "out of the way" show traffic is always a bit hit or miss and we never know quite what to expect.  During the day I met many wonderful people and had some very in-depth discussions about art, photography and the business of art.  By the end of the day, I had managed to even sell a couple of pieces!  that night we had a wonderful potluck dinner and sat down for the musical entertainment on the outdoor stage.  We had 4 groups play for us that night, mainly folk or bluegrass music.  A couple of artists from Artichoke Music here in Portland provide some very moving musical experiences.  And then the night was capped off by Tuck and Daisy playing a wonderful set.

Sunday started off grey and cold, but we all had high hopes.  It was a very busy day and flew by for me.  I made more good contacts, sold a few more pieces and had shed my "corporate" weekly life completely to be in the "artist mindset"  

I can't thank Larry and Debi Nelson enough for providing the beautiful location and alot of prep work.  And, the other what can I say.  I couldn't hope to be with a better group of people.  

If you'd like to read about the Affair or learn about the other artists in our group, please visit our site  Chehalem Mountain Artists

Here are a couple of images from our show

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