Quirky Art, I love it! There was quirk-a-plenty on display at this years Art Walk from skulls to pipe-cleaners, cupcakes to... well... legs. My Gallery isn't big enough for 400 artists, but I hope you'll appreciate the pieces we picked out for the holdover show. I had a lot of fun choosing them and watching them mingle with the Gallery's existing community of artists.
That there is a place for so many styles and ideas is something I think artists do really well. Most (not always, but most) of the time we do very well at appreciating and encouraging each other even if we have very little in common.
A fairly new artist stopped in today (I didn't think to ask her how she liked my legs!) I'm no art expert but she flattered me by asking for my advice - flattery accompanied by a latte works every time :) We talked for a while about finding our style and being true to ourselves in the art business. The best artists, I believe, are the ones who listen and learn from others but take what they've learned, break it down, throw in a little quirkiness, and make it their own. These are the artists the Daffodil represents - whether for a 2 week holdover show or for much much longer, there's a feeling I get when I look at this art that is hard to explain but it always makes me smile. And, really, who could not smile when they see my legs!