Hi everyone, I am back in Ottawa and happy to be home. I spent the last 5 days in Montreal exhibiting at the Festival International des Arts de Montreal (FIMA) during an extreme heat wave and torrential rains. Despite the terrible weather and few people, I still had a nice time and I received wonderful feedback and got to meet all sorts of wonderful artists from, Canada, France and Martinique.
The festival was 11 days and held along Ste. Catherine Street east in the Village. I think I would have been better to exhibit the first week. I heard from artists that particpated that week, that there were over 900 people an hour and lots of sales. Oh well given the extreme heat, I managed to cover my costs and somewhat. Sold many greeting cards and a few paintings. It's a good job I had my greeting cards with me or I would have not sold as much. If I decide to exhibit next year, I will definitely go the first week of the festival. A few pics of the event which was very nice. Always a pleasure to go to my beautiful hometown in Montreal.
Great jazz music nightly in the salon des arts
The auction. I donated my rainbow regatta painting for auction. The auctioneer Francois Gourd is a colourful French entertainer from Montreal
My wonderful husband Andreas who took time off to come with me. I would not have been able to do it without him in all that heat. Love you sweetheart!
So much rain fell on Friday, it was terrible and water was leaking in. Here is Andreas taping up the holes. He also taped holes for all the other artists. We all called him the Fima handy man! A great guy!