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On Display

I’ll be exhibiting in the Mayfair Festival of the Arts in Allentown, PA, this coming Friday-Monday. This year I’m taking my works in collage, mixed media, and acrylics. Here are three paintings I did recently, and they will be on show!

Mayfair Festival of the Arts information

Saturday in the Park in June

This past Saturday, June 15, I spent at a show in West Park, Allentown, PA. The event is put on by the West Park Civic Association.

I’ve done this show for many years, since the mid-90’s, I think. And I will say that I think this is my favorite show to do. When I first exhibited here, I was welcomed by the organizers and the crowd, and it’s continued in the same way ever since. This year, as I have in the past, I brought my collage work. The spaces are large and there is plenty of room to show a lot of work without crowding things.

I see many familiar faces every year and my artwork has always been appreciated. It’s a pleasure to return.
Even my booth location has always been the same – from the first year, I have occupied space #108, under the same tree.

My booth. For this show I brought my collage work and acrylic paintings.

My booth. For this show I brought my collage work and acrylic paintings.

West Park is an arboretum, shady and green, in the middle of a historic district. The surrounding homes are mostly rows, three stories, with beautiful brickwork and details. The park is a nice oasis amid the densely-built city streets. The day after the show there is a house tour featuring residences in the neighborhood. I have long had the fantasy of moving into one of these houses – I think they are just charming.

There are other events in the park throughout the year and I can tell you, from having visited it at other times, that the park is just great on a hot summer day – peaceful and cool. If you’re ever in Allentown, visit the park.

A view looking toward the central fountain from the sidewalk in front of my booth.

A view looking toward the central fountain from the sidewalk in front of my booth.

The Night Before


I am participating in a studio tour in our local area. It’s happening tomorrow and the next day. I was determined to put on display pretty much everything I have, collages and clay. When I do fairs and shows, I’m always restricted as to space, but here, I can cram them all in. And that’s what I have done. It’s a little dizzying but I like the look.

By tomorrow I’ll have the room completely ready, with some nice things to eat on the center table and the last of the storage boxes put in the garage. But this is close to what it will look like. I have covered all my work tables with cloths and cleared up some, but I hope people will still get a feel for my work space. I know that’s what I like when I’ve gone on these tours in other places, the feel of the artist’s work home.

I also have some display racks with larger collages in another room. I didn’t photo them tonight but I will try to do so tomorrow.