The show also featured the oil paintings of Charlene Clark. Coincidentally, all three of us will be in the same show this coming weekend at the American Visionary Arts Museum. Laura and I have never done this show, but Charlene has many times, therefore she gave us lots of insider tips about it. Charlene also told me about the vendor she uses to process her credit cards, now I think I will switch to her vendor starting next year.
Here's a tip for other artists ... don't try to be a professional artist in a vacuum. Sure, it is mostly a solitary pursuit. But make time to connect with other artists. The information exchange is invaluable. There's so much to learn.