The Post-Holiday Pop-Up Shop Update….

Here we are about to enter the last week of January, and I am just finally feeling like there is some breathing room from the holidays. After my last post, there was a frenzy of visiting with family in from out of town, special dinners, holiday events, shopping, ice skating, and trying to enjoy the season, the spirit and the company of those we rarely see. I had actually taken the week of Christmas off, hoping to feel less rushed and “hecticized”, but then work picked back up, and as soon as we crested the New Year, I was back to busy days followed by meeting-filled evenings….and now here we are. Really, where does the time go??

With that said, I want to keep this blog as sort of a historic look at all the things that have spun off from my artist residency, and since the Pop-up shop back in Dec was such a cool event, I feel I have to add another post about it.

Promo poster that I had made for the event

First off, the morning of the Pop-up, our local Fox news stations “Good Day Rochester” morning show did a series of short pieces where they visited some of the businesses that would be participating in the night-time holiday market, and Kelli Berg, owner of Warehouse 127, was profiled. She talked about some of the items that were for sale in her shop, and she highlighted me as the featured artist, showing my photo book and talking about my kallitypes. A very exciting and unexpected plug!

With my mini exhibit

Unfortunately though, as the day went on, that evening was probably the coldest night of the year, definitely the coldest of December, with wind chills in the single digits, light snow and wind. And though the stretch of Railroad Street where Warehouse 127 is located is usually busy during the day-time market days, foot traffic for the night-time market was minimal, and we didn’t end up with very many shoppers.

Here you can see the table where I had loose prints, matted prints and books, the sliding magnetic doors where my framed prints were (above), and the entrance area of the shop (below)

That said, being inside the beautiful and festively-decorated space was warm and cozy, and I was so happy to have a chance to show and talk about my work with complete strangers.

Talking about my work with shoppers

I ended up selling one photo book and one loose (unmatted/unframed) print, and that was enough to make the effort of carrying everything over and setting up worth it. But I’m not sure I’ll do another….maybe I can be convinced to do one more in the spring….but we’ll see.

The interior space of Warehouse 127 with the 20-foot tall Christmas tree, and my Photo Book on display

For now, I am really thankful that Kelli invited me to participate, and I hope there is more to come from the connection in the future!

Holiday Pop-Up at Warehouse 127!

Are you feeling the holiday spirit yet? This year it seems like Rochester has an abundance of events just for that effect: from Sunday Holidays at the Market where you can get your trees and wreathes, to the various curated holiday markets all around town, from the Wonderful Life festival in the South Wedge, complete with live music, caroling and food trucks, to the ROC Holiday Village with ice skating, Santa’s workshop, and festive igloos. Now all we need is a little more snow and that will about do it for me!

Holidays at the Market poster

Holidays at the Market Thursday night poster

And how is that shopping coming along? To help you out ­čśë I’m having my first-ever holiday pop-up┬áat Warehouse 127 in the Rochester Public Market (120 Railroad Street) on Thursday, Dec 19. I’ll be part of the Public Market’s special ‘EXTRA’ Holidays at the Market event, which is that night from 5 to 9 pm.

Vegetation Kallitypes

A few of the images from my Vegetation series that will be available for sale (plus many more)

I’ll be showing and selling my hand-colored vegetation and winter-themed kallitypes – there will be framed items (ready for hanging), matted-only items (you frame) and loose prints, at a variety of price points. I’ll also have a few of my photo books available.

Winter Kallitypes

And these images from my Winter Series for sale (plus many more!)

Find me in the back of the Warehouse 127 shop, hopefully lounging in a luxurious vignette surrounded by my work, receiving all the market visitors, talking about my process and soaking up the energy from the crowds.

Not sure about coming downtown on a weeknight? Here’s what else you can expect if you come down to the Public Market that night:

New this year┬á…a special evening market Thursday, December 19th, 5 pm -9 pm, in collaboration with the Market District Business Association and Roc Holiday Village. (Shuttles run between the Market and┬áRoc Holiday Village continuous from 4:30 – 10: 30 p.m.)┬áSpecials at all Market District restaurants and shops, horse-drawn wagon rides around the District and much more!!

It looks like a lot of fun, and I am really looking forward to it. Hope to see you there!

And if you can’t make it out and are interested in buying something from me, just let me know! You can message me through the Contact page on this site, or contact me through instagram (links also on this page) or email or call.

As a reminder, there is street parking, plus the free market lots, plus the couple paid lots off of Railroad Street.