New York ART Expo…. what an amazing experience it was.... with a few sales, contracts with galleries in New York and offers to exhibit in Paris, Berlin, Sweden, New York, Dallas, Miami and Dubai.... what else I could wish for!
A few months ago when I accepted the invitation from the show organisers. I didn't have the faintest idea that I'd be showered with so many opportunities.
When I received the invite my first reaction was... it is too short notice to prepare for an art expo. But I always love accepting challenges... so I took the challenge upon myself. Luckily my career in web project management came in handy. And I got on with preparing for the show.
I started with writing some goals for this exhibition. As I selected the Solo booth my main aim was to showcase my work and connect with a few galleries in New York. Although artwork sales was not the main objective (but I must admit it always boosts your spirit if there are sales).
Preparing for the show was quite a joyful process as well. I love spending time in my studio and experimenting with different materials and techniques. I decided to focus on mixed media for the show.
Although the logistics from Sydney to New York, paperwork and all other requirements to organise the show was less interesting, I believe it added to my experience and I learned a lot.
It was a lovely experience to participate in the expo. I received so much wonderful feedback on my collection. It was awesome to be among so many talented artists! Four days surrounded by art... just amazing!
Based in Sydney Australia, Shazia specialises in mixed media paintings.