by Jessie Parkeanada


Art on the Farm" show, 2011

Posted on September 15, 2011 at 2:50 PM

"Art on the Farm" is an annual event held in August at the Central Experimental Farm, Ottawa, Canada, spread out on a huge lawn space with towering trees all around. 68 artists ranging from hobbiests to professionals participated. We all had to use canopy tents, which was quite time consuming to set up. Our display of 18 photo based works, took 2.5 hours to set up as this was our first attempt at this type of display.

We had a steady stream of visitors, ...until we were subjected to a violent wind and rain storm, which forced all the exhibitors to pack up and leave in a hurry about 2pm. So we missed out on 2 hours of display time. Such are the risks of outdoor exhibits! At least there was no lightning... Thank heaven for Bob's help with the display as I could never have managed it all myself.

The reaction to my work was very positive, and I got lots of feedback. Most had never seen my medium before so I was kept very busy explaining how I did it.

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