The Sandpoint area is really beautiful and is certainly a destination for lots of folks. The lake is beautiful any time of day as well as the surrounding areas. The little painting posted today is a result of the visit. There is so much to look at; the mountains, the fields, the lakes, river, etc. The town is small, but so many fun shops to visit, a farmer's market, great cafes.
So, if you get the opportunity to visit Sandpoint, do. The 2 ArtWalks happen back to back and there are lots of other events in the area. I have work there until July 25th. Then I will put some work in the POAC show "Aquatics" that will be at the Power House Building where the POAC resides and their art shows decorate the walls of this fabulous old building.
So, my message is this...respect and appreciate a good venue and the volunteers or employees of that venue. when you hang work at a lot of different places, and one is outstanding to work with, it makes you feel good just to be there! I have that a some places that I have work and I do appreciate my gallery owners and managers and employees....they sell YOU! They have the gift of selling and promoting and as an artist; I need that!! So my hat goes off to my favorite galleries and what they do...Kelly's Gallery on Main, Moccasin Mountain Gallery, Wenaha Gallery, POAC, Allied Arts...you all are wonderful to work with! Simply....thank you.
Sadly saying goodbye to Raphaels in Pendleton as they close after 25 years; but wishing them the best in their next adventure and looking forward to their promise to be back and open again in 5-ish years!!! You were great!!!