Art Fair on the Square - Madison, WI festival dates: July 14-15

The weekend of July 14th-15th I will be in Madison, WI for Art Fair on the Square. The hours are 9am to 6pm on Saturday, and then 10am to 5pm on Sunday. I haven’t officially received my booth assignment yet, but I requested the same booth as last year – booth 234 (they’ve unofficially said I would get it b/c I am a returning award winner 😊). 

For more info about parking and other events happening there that weekend, feel free to follow this link to their website - Art Fair on the Square

I’ll be bringing 6 original pieces, 50 plus canvas giclée reproductions, 4 or 5 reproductions on birch wood, and lots of paper giclée prints. Below is a list of the canvas giclees and birch wood pieces that I will have. The list is still evolving somewhat so there could be some minor changes.

As always, the titles and images are tough to match up, so flip back and forth between this page and the prints page if you need. Thanks and see you there! 

Summerfest - Virginia Highlands - Atlanta

The weekend of June 9-10 I will be back in Atlanta at the Summerfest art show in the Virginia Highlands neighborhood of Atlanta. The hours are 10am to 6:30pm on Saturday, and then 10am to 6pm on Sunday. My booth number is 181 - which looks like will be close to the corner of Virginia Avenue and Arcadia Street. For more info about parking and other events happening there that weekend, feel free to follow this link to their website - https://vahi.org/summerfest/

I’ll be bringing 5 original pieces, 40 plus canvas giclée reproductions, and lots of paper giclée prints. One of the original pieces will be brand new - untitled as of yet. I am working like crazy to get both paper and canvas prints of it ready to bring with me but the time frame is very tight. I'm hoping! :)

Post Festival Note - I love Atlanta (and I really love the Virginia Highlands neighborhood) but I didn't really have the best show as far as sales go. Toby says the bar has been set too high from previous shows (esp in Atlanta). Regardless , I thank everyone who came out  braving the super hot weather - summer is definitely in full swing. Next stop Madison, Wisconsin.  

Artsplosure, Raleigh, NC

The weekend of May 19th-20th I will be showing my work at Artsplosure in downtown Raleigh. The hours are 11am to 7pm on Saturday and then 10am to 6pm on Sunday (so we’re not there on Friday this year unlike previous years).  For more info about parking and other events happening there that weekend, here’s a link to their website - http://raleighartsfestival.com/

I don’t know our booth number yet – I will post it once I get it.

I’ll be bringing 5 original pieces, 30 plus canvas giclée reproductions, lots of paper giclée prints. Below is the complete list of canvas giclee reproductions that we'll have. And I know there are so many titles that it becomes difficult to identify them. The best I can offer is just to flip back and forth between this page and the prints page. :)

post festival note - Well, it rained all day Saturday but yet I still had a great day? Crazy but true. And Sunday was perfect. Thanks to everyone who came out. And remember I'll be back in August in Cary NC at Lazy Daze. :)   

Magic City Art Connection - Birmingham AL

The weekend of April 27th-29th I will be at the Magic City Art Connection in Linn Park in downtown Birmingham. The hours are 10am to 6pm on Friday and Saturday and then 10am to 5pm on Sunday. For more info about parking and other events happening there that weekend, here’s a link to their website - http://www.magiccityart.com/  

My booth number is 450 – which is more like where I was in 2015 and 2016.

Post Festival Note: Toby and I had a wonderful trip to Birmingham. The weather was gorgeous and we stayed right downtown at the Tutwiler Hotel right on the edge on the park. It was so nice to just get up and walk a couple of minutes to the booth. :) 

Thanks to everyone who came out to the show. It was by far my best year for sales and I am very grateful. Also, I was fortunate enough to win an award which means I am an automatic invite for next year.  

Dogwood Festival - April 13th - 15th

From Toby ~

From April 13th through April 15th Michelle will be showing her work at the Dogwood Festival in Atlanta's Piedmont Park. The hours are 12pm to 7pm on Friday, 10am to 7pm on Saturday, and then 10am to 6pm on Sunday. Her booth number is 221. For more info about parking and other events happening there that weekend, feel free to follow this link to their website - http://www.dogwood.org/

She’ll be bringing 6 original pieces, 40 plus canvas giclée reproductions, 2 reproductions on birch wood, and lots of paper giclée prints.

Post Festival Note: 

Despite the rain on Sunday, we had another great show in Atlanta. One of the highlights was our Airbnb! :) We could walk to the park, which meant we didn't have to worry about parking - a huge relief. Plus, the place was so quaint and our hosts were super friendly. They even ended up buying a canvas giclee! Check them out on twitter: @BungalowATL

Thanks to everyone who came out. I appreciate the support. I definitely feel the love every time I go up there. Speaking of which, we will be back in Atlanta for the Virginia Highlands Summerfest June 9th- 10th.   

Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival - March 16-18

The weekend of March 16-18 I will be showing my work at the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival. The hours are 9am to 6pm on Friday and Saturday and then 9am to 5pm on Sunday. My booth number is 179. For more info here is a link to their website http://www.wpsaf.org/

I feel that I need to point out and emphasize that this is a very different kind of festival to what I am accustomed. The festival rules do not allow artists to display reproductions of any kind. Ergo, the only art work I can show in my booth will be my original pieces – of which I will have only 6 (maybe 7). I will not be able to hang any canvas giclée prints or have bins for paper giclée prints.

I will, however, be bringing some canvas and paper prints with me, which you can see upon request. My husband, Toby, will be there to help facilitate all of this. 

That said, the show should be awesome with a lot of talented artists. Please come out and see me! 

Post festival note - 03/21/2018. I had a wonderful time in Winter Park. I had no idea how cute the venue was - Park Avenue is so awesome! I feel fortunate to have won an Award of Excellence. The show was full of tremendous artists - so it's really an honor to be chosen. Thanks Winter Park!   
 

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Gasparilla Festival of the Arts - March 3-4

The weekend of March 3-4 I will be showing my work at the Gasparilla Festival of the Arts in Tampa. The hours are 9am to 6pm on Saturday and then 10am to 5pm on Sunday. My booth number is 93 which will be across from where the stage for the musical performances. For more info here is a link to their website http://gasparillaarts.com/2018-festival/

I plan on bringing quite a lot of my art with me - 5 original pieces, 30 plus giclée reproductions on canvas, 1 reproductions on birch wood (hopefully), and plenty of paper giclée prints.

Post Festival Note

We've only been to Tampa one other time, so honestly we were a bit nervous. But it turns out we had no need to be worried. We had an awesome show. Surprisingly, the bison in my piece "No Loss Forgotten" was widely adored. I thought a Florida gulf city might not get it, but they most certainly did. And I loved it. 

2018 Spring Festival Schedule

Hello everyone! Below are the festival dates for my first 4 shows of 2018. As you can see I am changing up the Florida events completely from last year. I'll miss going to Mount Dora especially (first time in 3 years I won't be there). For the 5th show (in May) I am still waiting to hear from Artsplosure in Raleigh - I am hopeful for a return but I don't think they send out artist invites until the beginning of March.

So this also means I have the next 2 months to stay home in my studio and create new work - which is both wonderful and daunting at the same time. I haven't had this much time off from going anywhere in years. No pressure of course! I hope to post pics of my progress along the way. :)

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St. Augustine Art and Craft Festival Nov 25-26

The weekend of November 25th – 26th I will be showing my work at the St. Augustine Art and Crafts Festival at Francis Field. The hours are 10am to 5pm on Saturday and then 10:00am to 4:30pm on Sunday. My booth number is O1 which on the side of the field closer to US-1 (so a little bit of a walk from the entrance by the parking garage). For more general festival info here is a link to their website http://www.staugustineartfestival.com/index.html

I plan on bringing quite a lot of art work with me, including: 2-3 original pieces, 30 plus giclée reproductions on canvas, 1 reproduction on birch wood, and plenty of giclée quality paper prints.

The complete list of canvas giclée prints and birch wood pieces that I plan to bring is below. I know sometimes all of the titles get hard to match up with the piece. So if you need to visual reference you can click back into the prints page. If you want to reserve one please contact me. You’ll have to prepay but it will ensure that no one can buy the piece before you are able to make it to the show.

 

post festival note - i went ahead and removed the list of prints since it takes up so much space. ;)

Great Gulf Coast Art Festival - Nov 3rd - Nov 5th

I will be in Pensacola's Seville Square from Friday November 3rd to Sunday November 5th at the Great Gulf Coast Art Festival. The hours are 9am to 5pm Friday and Saturday and then 10am to 4pm on Sunday. My booth number is Miro9 which is the corner of Alcaniz and Zarragossa (same place as last year). For more info about the festival here is a link to their website http://www.ggaf.org/

I plan on bringing quite a lot of art work with me, including: 3 original pieces, 30 plus giclée reproductions on canvas, 1 reproduction on birch wood, and plenty of giclée quality paper prints.

Post Festival Note - Both my parents are from Pensacola so it's always nice to go back. And I had a terrific show as well. I hope to return in November 2018! 

Ocala Arts Festival - Oct 28-29

The weekend of October 28th-29th I will be in downtown Ocala, FL for the 2017 Ocala Arts Festival. The hours are 10am to 5pm both days. My booth number is 65 which is on NE 1st Avenue on the downtown gazebo side. For more info here is a link to their website: http://www.fafo.org/about-the-ocala-arts-festival/

I plan on bringing quite a lot of art work with me, including: 3 original pieces, 30 plus giclée reproductions on canvas, 1 reproduction on birch wood, and plenty of giclée quality paper prints.

Post Festival Note - Another great show in Ocala. My original piece "The Philosopher" sold. It's always conflicting emotions when I sell an original. The weather was superb, the crowd was great, and our sales were fantastic. Thanks Ocala! 

3 shows left in 2017

update from toby - So there have been several requests asking me where Michelle will be in the winter and spring of 2018 - well, I wish I knew! All that is still being worked out I guess. Soon as we know I will post. :)  

But what I do know is where she'll be for the rest of 2017. Three more shows.

  1. Ocala, FL Oct 28-29
  2. Pensacola, FL Nov 3-5
  3. St. Augustine, FL Nov 25-26

So if you want to catch her in person that's where she'll be. Just reach out if you want or need more info. Thanks for all the support. 

Blue Ridge Fall Arts in the Park - Oct 14-15

The weekend of October 14-15 I will be in downtown Blue Ridge, GA for their Fall Arts in the Park. And honestly, I can't wait. I love the mountains and they've been calling me in my sleep. :)

I plan on bringing with me 4 original pieces, including one new one titled "The Trove" - more info on this is forthcoming. I'll also have 30 plus giclée reproductions on canvas, 1 reproduction on birch wood, and plenty of paper giclée prints with me.

If you want me to bring something specific that is not on the list below then please email me by Tuesday (Oct 3rd) so I can have it ready in time to bring it with me.

Charlotte NC ~ Festival in the Park ~ Sept 22-24

From September 22nd - 24th I will be showing my work at Festival in the Park in Charlotte, NC. The hours are 4pm to 9:30pm on Friday, 10am to 9:30pm on Saturday and then 11am to 6pm on Sunday. I believe I will be in the same booth location as last year but I am not totally sure yet. Updates will be posted when received. :) 

The complete list of canvas giclée prints and birch wood pieces that I plan to bring is below. I know sometimes all of the titles get hard to match up with the piece. So if you need to visual reference you can click back into the prints page. If you want to reserve one please contact me. You’ll have to prepay but it will ensure that no one can buy the piece before you are able to make it to the show.

If you want me to bring something specific that is not on the list below then please email me by Friday (Sept 8th) so I can have it ready in time to bring it with me.

additional note dated 09/27/2017 - the list of work was removed as the show is now over! it just takes up so much space. :) 

Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts - Cary NC - Aug 26-27

The weekend of August 26-27 I will be showing my work at the Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival in Cary, NC. The hours are 9am to 6pm on Saturday and then 12:30pm to 5pm on Sunday. My booth number is B200 which is at the corner of Academy Street and Wilkinson Avenue.

The complete list of canvas giclée prints and birch wood pieces that I plan to bring is below. I know sometimes all of the titles get hard to match up with the piece. So if you need to visual reference you can click back into the prints page. If you want to reserve one please contact me. You’ll have to prepay but it will ensure that no one can buy the piece before you are able to make it to the show.

If you want me to bring something specific that is not on the list below then please email me by Wednesday (Aug 9) so I can have it ready in time to bring it with me.

post script dated 09/04/2017 - I had a super show in Cary - sold more artwork than in the 3 prior years combined! I still don't even know how that is possible but I am feeling very happy and excited about it. :) I've taken down the list of canvas giclee prints that I took just to save space. 

Update from the Midwest

from toby - Just thought I would give everyone an update on how we did in Wisconsin and Michigan. 

Madison was beautiful - we totally loved it. The venue is magnificent and the weather was great (thankfully). We sold a record number of canvas giclee reproductions (for one show). It was crazy actually. And overall it was super successful in terms of sales as well as the overall reaction people had to Michelle's work. She also received an "Invitational Award" which means she is automatically invited back next year - which is great b/c the jurying process for this show is very competitive. So looks like we'll be back in 2018! Can't wait to sit down at Graze again.

Ann Arbor was great as well. Last year was our first year there and it was a record breaker in terms of total $ sales. Well, they still love her up there b/c this year we broke the 2016 record pretty easily. :) And as for the town - it's still cool as ever. Favorite restaurant we ventured into was Sava's

Virginia Highland Summerfest June 3-4

I am already heading back to Atlanta! I was just there in April for the Dogwood show but I guess that wasn't enough. :) I will be there the weekend of June 3rd – 4th for the Virginia Highland Summerfest art show. The hours are 10am to 6:30pm on Saturday and 10am to 6pm on Sunday. For more info about parking and other events happening that weekend, feel free to follow this link to their website - Summerfest

I plan on bringing a lot of art with me - 4 original pieces, 20 plus giclée reproductions on canvas, and plenty of paper giclée prints. Below is the list - I know sometimes all of the titles get hard to match up with the piece. So if you need to visual reference you can click back into the prints page. If you want to reserve one please contact me. You’ll have to prepay but it will ensure that no one can buy the piece before you are able to make it to the show.

My booth number is 556 which is on the north side of Virginia Ave pretty close to N Highland Avenue. After this show it will at least be 4 or 5 months (maybe more) before I make it back. So I hope to see you there!

postscript 08/03/2017 - I removed the list b/c this takes so much space. :) 

Artsplosure - Raleigh, NC - May 19-21

The weekend of May 19th- 21st I will be showing my work at Artsplosure in downtown Raleigh. The hours are 11am to 7pm on Friday, 10am to 7pm on Saturday, and then Sunday 10am to 6pm. For more info about parking and other events happening that weekend, feel free to follow this link to their website:

http://www.raleighartsfestival.com/

My booth number is D-10 which is on Fayetteville St down by the State Capitol building - pretty close to where I was last year - just on the other side of the street. 

I plan on bringing a lot of art with me - 4 original pieces, 20 plus giclée reproductions on canvas, 2 reproduction on birch wood, and plenty of paper giclée prints. Below is the list of canvas and birchwood reproductions that I'll have with me. I know sometimes all of the titles get hard to match up with the piece. So if you need to visual reference you can click back into the prints page.

If you want me to bring something that is not on the list please email me by Monday of next week (May 8th) so I can have it ready in time to bring it with me.

Thanks. And I hope to see you there!

post festival note- I took down the list after the festival b/c it was taking up too much space! :) Also - this was a great show for me. Thanks to everyone who came out. I am so grateful!