I've always done a pictorial review of any show I've had the privilege to work. Here we go!
Recap: I'd been asked to work the NYCKS each fall, since 2007. This year, Eric Eggly's commercial work commitment took precedence, and I was asked to do BOTH NYC/NY shows, this one in the Spring. I appreciate his prompting to do this.
The Show has been in the NY/NJ area since 1989. It started at the Meadowlands in NJ early on, and then made it's way into Manhattan, and now it's back in NJ.
Sometime ago, longtime collector Steve D'Lack acquired the rights and responsibilities for the show. He's always done a very good job, and this new venue was not just good--it was GREAT! (Providing you actually pay for parking... lolz!)
Fifty-fifty Productions is his Show venue, and he runs an Art Gallery (Hawthorn Galleries) in Branson, MO. Kylie Allen is his manager, and the two of them keep this show vital.
This postcard was sent out to attendees and every maker was sent a pile to distribute. Props to Edmund Davidson and Jerry McClure for providing the two raffle donation knives. Steve just told me make it eyecatching and write something up about the artistry.
Printing and mailing these postcards is costly, but it has always paid off. Smart.
I setup outside of the main show hall (on the third floor) in a large boardroom. Great lighting and a few steps from the show. I made sure we had posters and arrows and a slideshow presentation of my work running in the show lobby area all the time. We put an SBC infosheet on EVERY table before the show began. I'd heard too many makers remark "I didn't know you were here" at the NYCKS show. That won't happen again.
My wife Susan joins me at these shows. She's great with people and keeps them away while handling clerical tasks. I can keep shooting, just saving face time for display specifics and a short handshake.
I shot for a variety of clients--not just the Makers. Collectors and Dealers also provided pieces which need extra eye-grabbing attention. I'll show you them all.
Starting next post: Let's begin!
Jim and Susan Cooper