Donna Hanson Artworks

Box 256

Barnwell, Alberta, Canada

Phone: 403-715-7665

Email: donnahansonartworks@gmail.com

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Outdoor Artisan Market

September 30, 2017

UPDATE - On the second day of the market - Sunday, we are moved inside CASA in the community room.  Thankfully it will be warm and most importantly --- NO WIND!!!  Come and see me - and all the other participating artisans. 

 

Today and tomorrow I, along with my trusty helper, will once again be setting up at an outdoor market - this time in Lethbridge in Rotary Square. 

Rotary Square is located on the east side of CASA. 

 

 

These outdoor markets sometimes make me wish I worked in something simpler to transport than artwork - and especially encaustic artwork. Because each encaustic painting has to be wrapped individually to protect it in transport. And I need display racks.... and easels.... and shelves.... and a tent. And the tent requires concrete blocks to weigh it down against the unpredictable Southern Alberta Wind. 

 

Thankfully I have my trusty helper - who is giving up a weekend during hunting season to help me.  What a guy! 

 

But the bonus for all the packing and transporting and setting up is meeting all the people who stop by and telling them about my artwork - and encouraging them to feel my encaustics. 

 

What?

 

You actually let people touch your artwork? 

(insert cringing emoji)

 

Yep....I sure do! In fact I encourage it!

 

How else can they get the full understanding of the silky smoothness of a perfectly fused surface.

 

 

 

 

Or the craggy, tactile surface of a highly textural area. 

 

 

It's all part of the experience of actually 'seeing' my artwork. 

 

I know there will be artists out there who cringe at the fact I let people touch my paintings, but really, until someone buys one, they are MY paintings and therefore subject to my rules. 

 

I hope if you are in the Lethbridge area that you will come by the Outdoor Market and see me.

 

I'll be in the tent where visitors are touching the artwork! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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