Saturday, February 18, 2006

OOOOPS!

In terms of the classic blunder, this has got to be one of the most classic. So at the BMAC you can sell your "samples" at the end of the show. This is a great time for artists to get other artists' work at wholesale prices. The "sales" take place at the end of the last day. So this morning someone comes up to me and asks me if I am going to sell samples on Monday... I'm thinking, "No, moron, I will be well on my way to Atlanta by Monday." But I say, "Sure!" By 10:00 I had three people ask me if I would be selling my samples on "Monday" and I got nervous. So I asked the woman in the booth across the way and she confirmed that, yes, the show goes through Monday at 3:00...

I am an idiot. I cannot believe what an idiot I am! Of course I only have a hotel room through tomorrow. Of course I have a full day's work scheduled for Tuesday and for Wednesday in the studio which has to ship Thursday morning--before we fly to California Thursday morning. And now I need to drive Tuesday... So I got on Priceline to try to extend my stay at the Hyatt for another night at a good rate and was unable. So I scrambled and dropped my willing-to-pay amount by one star and $10 and BINGO! I got the Marriott--which is attached to the convention center and means I do not have to pay double parking. And I might even be able to use it to my advantage for load up. We'll see. I have to remember this star thing for the July show.

Other than that, I picked up several new galleries today from California to New York to Florida. I am still waiting on representation in Alaska and Hawaii. Know anybody who needs fused glass there?

PS--Like the whorehouse red of the display?

3 comments:

andrea land said...

WOW. That looks AWESOME. Very eye-catching and happy and festive. Maybe you should hire that dude who does professional booth shots during the BMAC. It looks well-lit and attractive from all angles and the foamcore posters probably catch the eye from way down the aisle. Great job B!!

Andrea

Bill Paley said...

My, that's quite noticeable...

MONYMAN said...

Good looking booth!! Hope you get lot's of good orders. Hope the weather is not hurting the show. Cheer up about the extra day. YOu may not have to carry anything home except display.

MONYMAN