The Skye’s the limit and artist Skye Skagfeld afforded plenty of opportunities for patrons to visit her Viking Wings art exhibition at the St. Joseph’s Artist Studio Gallery.
“Over the seven days there were approximately 45 visitors,” she noted. “Overall, my goal is always just to put on the show and so in that sense it was a success.”
A new twist was collaborating with @picturelisten.
“The collaboration with multimedia aspects is constantly growing and evolving and we are excited to see what’s next,” enthused Skagfeld.
She offered different gallery times, mostly catering to the ‘after dinner crowd’, as she called it. But she heard from a few locals who said the sidewalks get rolled up at six p.m. so there wasn’t much of a crowd in the evening hours.
Skagfeld said one visitor wasn’t able to make it up the stairs, bringing accessibility issues at the former St. Joseph’s Elementary School to the forefront.
“This is an issue I had thought of but hadn’t been confronted with yet,” she conceded.
But Skagfeld catered to the visitor by bringing paintings out to the parking lot while the person sat in the car and offered a kind of impromptu ‘drive through’ show.
The response made Skagfeld feel good.
“She returned a day later with a beautiful note and gift saying it was the best show she had ever been to,” she noted.
Quality visits from old colleagues, friends and keen locals made the experience worthwhile for Skagfeld and trumped the quantity of earnings or foot traffic in her books.
“Considering the low traffic and accessibility issues, I’m thinking of looking to alternative venues for my Winter Magic exhibition,” she indicated.
That will revolve around the winter solstice in Skagfeld’s Four Seasons tradition of art shows.