PACE17 recap – part 5

Thursday, April 27 at PACE17 started off with a riveting dialog between Eric Rhoads, and marketing expert, Jay Abraham during Art Marketing Bootcamp. Questions were also taken from several convention attendees. We were so very fortunate to have this special visit from Jay, and to hear his insights on marketing for artists. I’m sure that more than a few lives were changed that morning!

Jay Abraham speaking with Eric Rhoads and convention attendees.

This was our final morning of presentations and demos by various faculty members. I really enjoyed Shelby Keefe‘s presentation, as well as a few other demos going on in the exhibit hall.

Shelby Keefe gave a wonderful demo of her painting methods.
Jill Carver demoing in the exhibit hall.
Charlie Hunter doing his thing.
Things were winding down in the exhibit hall, and vendors began packing up after a very busy week.

It was the final day for the art show as well. Here are a few more of the ones I was drawn to:

“Harbor Cruise”, by Debra Huse.
“Unconventional Boats”, by Qiang Huang
“Approaching Storm”, by Mick McAndrews

The final presentation on the main stage was given by Quang Ho. I have to say that Quang is one of the most inspiring living artists I know of, both in the work he does and also in what he thinks about and how he expresses his thoughts—simply brilliant.

Quang Ho speaks to the convention as he gets ready for his demo.

In the afternoon, after the closing ceremony, we all went out to Balboa Park in San Diego to paint. It’s a peaceful setting with gardens and beautiful buildings in the Spanish Colonial Revival style. I spent some time just wandering around taking it all in. Any setting really takes on a wonderful new dimension with hundreds of painters on the scene!

This was the start of my painting done at the park. I worked on it happily for awhile, but in the end, as sometimes happens, it was a “wiper”. It was a fine day nonetheless.

The evening’s big event was the dance party, which really got going in a great way as the evening progressed. What a blast! It was so much fun letting off steam, dancing with a room full of artists!