"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)

Monday, August 24, 2009

Sonnenberg's Art in the Gardens

Here is the setting of the Arts in the Gardens show at the Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion in Canandaigua, NY. The duck pond is in the foreground; the greenhouses in the rear in the first photo. The Mansion is at the end of the aisle of artists' tents in the second. Now part of the New York State Park system, this is a complex set of gardens, a 1906 Mansion and numerous greenhouses with orchids and cacti. They also have a gift shop an cafe. We felt right at home(!)

They were predicting bad weather possibilities but it didn't happen. Here we cautiously start to set up.

Steve is finishing up the pricing and the sun came out!

They placed us next to the duck pond. Every so often we would see the geese flock circle up above and land in the pond and then take a nap on the grounds close by with the baby deer munching on the Japanese Pagoda Tree.
We won a Merit Award from the Judges. Notice the blue ribbon on the top left pole of the booth.

Here is a gazebo with a spring fed pond below in the left photo and a view of the Japanese garden in the right photo.

It started to rain when we moved out.

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