Category Archives: Art Shows and Exhibits

After three years…

Yesterday, August 27, 2022, I participated in the Lansdale Festival of the Arts in Lansdale, PA. It’s the first show I’ve done since the pandemic started and it’s three years since I was last at this location in August, 2019. The show was canceled in 2020 for the pandemic and last year for bad weather, so we were happy to have a hot sunny day for this year’s date.

I’ve pretty much stopped doing shows, and I don’t know when I’ll be at another one. So I’ll tell you a little about it.

As background, I have a long history at this show – I think I first attended it in 1996, maybe. It’s held in a park and is a well-run easy-going event, always one of my favorite places to exhibit.

Friday night we packed up the car. Since I am not doing shows regularly, we had gotten rid of our old big car and found a new car since our last outing, and it’s much smaller. It took us some time to pack up this new car, Jen McGill her name is, and get her ready to take us to the show.

A bit squeezed in, we arrived at the park about 7:45 AM and were directed to Space 31.

First thing, get the tent set up. And then the racks, and unload the artwork from the car.

Next, put the covers on the racks. Start arranging the artwork. Set up the table for small works. Then clear off the chairs so we can sit down and we’re all done.

Here is a view of the various panels in the display. It’s always a challenge to put the art in places so that each piece looks well and fits in with its surrounding pieces. Sometimes this is hard with the variety of colors and patterns I fill each piece with – I don’t want people to have trouble picking individual pieces out of the crowd.

Once settled in the day went well. I felt as if I had never been away from the show world. It helped that the setting and many of the exhibitors were familiar to me, as well as the show organizers.

By chance I posted this piece yesterday:

I displayed it at this show, as you can see in the above photos. And guess what, it won third prize in my category, Acrylics, Oil, and Mixed Media. That was a nice surprise.

Well, that’s about it for the show. We had a nice day, a lot of pleasant conversations, made some sales, and managed to re-pack Jen McGill and fit ourselves into our spaces for the trip home. Once we got home and unpacked, we settled down for our traditional after-show dinner, pizza.

Thank you to everyone at the Lansdale Festival of the Arts who made this show possible.

Gallery of the Arts, Sellersville, PA, next Sunday, September 15

Next show for me will be this wonderful street fair held in downtown Sellersville, PA, next Sunday, September 15. Hours are noon to five and the location is Main Street. I’ll be showing my clay work.

Look here for more details and if you are in the area, I hope to see you there!


Lansdale Festival of the Arts Next Saturday, August 24

It’s time for that end of summer favorite show, Lansdale Festival of the Arts.

This event is dear to my heart – I’ve been participating for about 25 years and I love to return to the show each August. It’s held in a lovely shady park and the assortment of artists is high-quality. Something will grab your attention!

If you are in the area, stop by and enjoy a nice way to spend a late-summer day. The poster below gives the information as to time and location. I’ll be showing my acrylic paintings.

Lansdale flyer small

Tinicum Festival of the Arts this weekend, July 6 and 7

This long-running festival returns this coming weekend. I’ll be showing my acrylic paintings.

If you’re in the area, you can plan a whole day’s worth of activities right on site. The location is a very pleasant park, there is music and a tree-shaded picnic area and art and lots of food. I really enjoy this festival.

Tinicum Arts Festival
Saturday, July 6, 10 AM – 6 PM
Sunday, July 7, 11 AM – 5 PM
Tinicum Park
River Road (Rt. 32)
Erwinna, PA

Festival information: click here

Newtown Welcome Day, rescheduled! for Sunday, June 30

You may remember this show was cancelled due to severe weather. Well, they have been able to reschedule it! So here we go – Newtown Welcome Day in Newtown, PA, 11 AM to 4 PM, Sunday, June 30. I’ll have more information as to my space location later on and I’ll let you know.

For details, take a look here.

Next Weekend – Tile Festival at the Moravian Tile Works

Next up – one of my favorite shows. The 21st Annual Tile Festival at the Moravian Tile Works, Doylestown, PA, is scheduled for next weekend, May 18 (10 AM – 5 PM) and May 19 (10 AM – 4 PM).

This show features tiles of all kinds, and only tiles. And you don’t have to worry about the weather – it’s held under large tents that keep you safe from any weather worries with plenty of time to browse.

Here are some photos from past shows:



Newtown Welcome Day, Sunday, May 5 – Weather update

Heads up – I was planning to be here with my clay work this coming Sunday: the Newtown Welcome Day in Newtown, PA. But…an all day rain is predicted. As of now, I’m not planning to set up. After 25 years of show life, I’ve done my quota of shows in the rain and I just don’t want to anymore! Simple as that.

I’m sorry to cancel and I’ll mention that my next show is coming up in 2 weeks – the Tile Festival in Doylestown, PA. More details soon.



Baum School of Art Holiday Pop-Up Shop 2018

Once again I’ll be participating in this annual event at the Baum School of Art in Allentown, PA.

This year I’ve changed things a bit – I’ve taken clay work, as I usually do, but for this season I’ve got cylinder people, animals as well as tiles, on display as part of the sale.

The Baum School of Art is a community non-profit visual arts school located in downtown Allentown. It’s been serving art students for 90 years and is going strong. Located at 510 Linden Street, Allentown, PA, it is across the street from the Allentown Art Museum. You could visit both places, shop, and take in the artistic visions of many artists.

Here is a link with the info on the show. Note that there are two receptions, if you would like to shop in a party atmosphere!

Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 1–3pm
Thursday, December 13, 2018 from 6–8pm

Baum postcard holiday shop