"The chief source of art is man's pleasure in his daily work, which expresses itself and is embodied in that art itself."
William Morris (1834-1896)

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Garrison Art Center's 40th Annual Show

Garrison is a very small community on the Hudson about an hour from Manhattan. It boasts having the best view of West Point Military Academy across the river. The setting is beautiful and the show is small like the town. There were only 92 exhibitors at this show. Despite the obviously good circumstances, the weather was not accommodating at all. After unseasonably cool temperatures all summer, we New Yorkers could only complain when the weather finally became seasonably typical in the mid-90's with high humidity. Sales were flat though we handed out a lot of postcards. I think a lot of people used them as fans....

That is a distant view of West Point across the Hudson River from where the artists were setting up on Garrison's Landing.

Here is our space! #89. Gives you an idea of what we begin with at an outdoor show.
And then the show in full bloom........

and in the end, return to the calm of the rolling River......

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