Sunday, June 02, 2013

Just a geek at Surtex.

It's now been roughly two weeks since I exhibited at Surtex for the first time. While it's impossible to say what the long term results will be I am fairly optimistic given the feedback I received. I heard words like unique, cool and different. All good words, time will tell.

This was my first show where I was selling me as much as my art. Not always something I've been very comfortable with but after 10 years of exhibiting at comic-cons around the country I've gotten better. Although at cons I'm selling actual product the principle is the same. I explain what I love about design. How I learn news things every time I create something new. I don't talk about how great the art is (or isn't) or the mistakes I made with it along the way. Show your enthusiasm, keep positive, ask your own questions and listen.

Smiling doesn't hurt either.

I learned a lot from this first Surtex I'll use to make the next one even better. Things like... when in doubt, use more tape.

Exhibiting on my own I didn't get the chance to wander as much as I would have liked to but I did stretch my legs a little. So many really great artists and art represented, I look forward to reconnecting again next year!



Alex Colombo said...

It was fun to hang around with you as part of our show neighbors Mark! See you next year but look out for an editorial about artists and Surtex!

Patti said...

Your work is really fun. Nice to have you as a neighbor at Surtex!

Anonymous said...

Great to meet you on my happy trails walking around Surtex! Our booth was "a little over there and down" but everyone felt like a neighbor anyway. :)

Mark Gonyea said...

I guess I should check my blogger site a little more often. : )

Sorry for not replying, great to meet everyone there too!