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    In early November of 2016 I received a surprise call from an art company asking me if I would like to showcase my art at an upcoming show that was scheduled for December 15th at a very cool and well known venue in downtown Portland Oregon. To say the least it caught me by surprise and yet I was excited beyond all belief and a bit nervous. I had at that moment a massive challenge ahead of me taking shape. The challenge that formed was how am I going to display my art. Most of my pieces are large, heavy and expensive. As an example the steampunk chandelier that I made. I eventualy settled on an idea and started designing a booth that would be big enough and sturdy enough to safely hold all my creations and display them in style. So I drew out the blueprints for my future steampunk booth, made a materials list and started at it about 1 month until the date of the show. I settled on building a booth that was 8 feet by 8 feet by 10 feet tall and with no suitable space indoors to build this booth, my driveway was my only option. Going into the winter season I fought with Mother Nature the whole way. There was even a day where I had a space heater and a heat gun outside with me so I could force paint to dry that had been washed away day after day by the rain. With only one week left before the show I had managed to complete my booth and get it down and dismantled to be transported and setup at the venue. On December 14th, the day before the show. I was on my way to pickup the rental trucks that were needed to get the booth and the art down to the venue when it began snowing heavily. By 9am the day of the show I had to scramble around town to try to find and buy chains for the tires on the rental trucks due to the amount of snow that had fallen in the last 18 hours which was just crazy for Portland this time of year. By 11am both trucks were loaded and my crew and I were ready to make that shin-dig happen. But low and behold, promptly at 1pm a mass email was sent out postponing the show until January 4th due to the production company not being able to make it to the venue that day. On one hand it was a massive bummer, but on the other hand, if it had happened, what would attendance be like in that snow storm. So I switched gears (⚙😆), unloaded the booth and art. Returned the rental trucks, took my friends home who had come to help me that day and moved into the mood of just enjoy the holidays while we got blasted with crazy weather. To sum up the ending, the show did happen January 4th. It was a great show and my booth and my art looked amazing at the show, it was a big head turner. I look forward to my next show, but its gonna be a while before I decide to do another winter one in crazy weather. See the pictures here: The Making of my Steampunk Art Booth for the Holiday RAWk 2016 Art Show https://the8app.com/User/SteampunkdStudio/s/181710 And more pics of it and me at the art show here: My Steampunk Art Booth at the 2016 Holiday RAWk Art Show https://the8app.com/User/SteampunkdStudio/s/181711 #steampunk #industrial #art #holidayrawk2016 #rawartistsportland #steampunkdstudio

    In early November of 2016 I received a surprise call from an art company asking me if I would like to showcase my art at an upcoming show that was scheduled for December 15th at a very cool and well known venue in downtown Portland Oregon. To say the least it caught me by surprise and yet I was excited beyond all belief and a bit nervous. I had at that moment a massive challenge ahead of me taking shape. The challenge that formed was how am I going to display my art. Most of my pieces are large, heavy and expensive. As an example the steampunk chandelier that I made. I eventualy settled on an idea and started designing a booth that would be big enough and sturdy enough to safely hold all my creations and display them in style. So I drew out the blueprints for my future steampunk booth, made a materials list and started at it about 1 month until the date of the show. I settled on building a booth that was 8 feet by 8 feet by 10 feet tall and with no suitable space indoors to build this booth, my driveway was my only option. Going into the winter season I fought with Mother Nature the whole way. There was even a day where I had a space heater and a heat gun outside with me so I could force paint to dry that had been washed away day after day by the rain. With only one week left before the show I had managed to complete my booth and get it down and dismantled to be transported and setup at the venue. On December 14th, the day before the show. I was on my way to pickup the rental trucks that were needed to get the booth and the art down to the venue when it began snowing heavily. By 9am the day of the show I had to scramble around town to try to find and buy chains for the tires on the rental trucks due to the amount of snow that had fallen in the last 18 hours which was just crazy for Portland this time of year. By 11am both trucks were loaded and my crew and I were ready to make that shin-dig happen. But low and behold, promptly at 1pm a mass email was sent out postponing the show until January 4th due to the production company not being able to make it to the venue that day. On one hand it was a massive bummer, but on the other hand, if it had happened, what would attendance be like in that snow storm. So I switched gears (⚙😆), unloaded the booth and art. Returned the rental trucks, took my friends home who had come to help me that day and moved into the mood of just enjoy the holidays while we got blasted with crazy weather. To sum up the ending, the show did happen January 4th. It was a great show and my booth and my art looked amazing at the show, it was a big head turner. I look forward to my next show, but its gonna be a while before I decide to do another winter one in crazy weather. See the pictures here: The Making of my Steampunk Art Booth for the Holiday RAWk 2016 Art Show https://the8app.com/User/SteampunkdStudio/s/181710 And more pics of it and me at the art show here: My Steampunk Art Booth at the 2016 Holiday RAWk Art Show https://the8app.com/User/SteampunkdStudio/s/181711 #steampunk #industrial #art #holidayrawk2016 #rawartistsportland #steampunkdstudio

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