It’s been almost one month since the start of The Artist Project, contemporary art fair in Toronto, which ran from February 19th to the 22nd. We all worked so hard, to get there, and when it was over, our energy was completely tapped out. We came down with colds that we nursed and eventually slept off. I kept telling people that I felt like a bug that had gone “splat” onto a windshield, and I think that most accurately describes how I felt, when all was said and done!
There was such a surge of excitement around the whole event: the opening night and each day that ensued. I embraced the entire experience, participating in as many fair-related activities as I could: I entered both the TYPE competition, as well as Art Battle 228. It was great fun, and I felt myself enjoying a huge adrenalin rush, the entire weekend. It’s no small wonder that we collapsed at the end of it!
I had several sales while there, including one of my largest pieces, and many sales came after the event itself. I received a bunch of commissions, and was approached by numerous galleries and designers. Overall, it was worth every bit of effort, and I plan to do it all over again, next year!