"Life is short, art long, opportunity fleeting …"
Gotta love our language. Is summer winding up or winding down as we near the end of August? Maybe both?
At the Sawdust Art Festival, where I spend the majority of my summertime, certainly both things seem true. Artists are revving up for the final days of the show, hoping to end up having made enough sales in these 66 days to help with more fallow times.
The artists who are members of the Sawdust are also readying for board member elections at the end of the month. Three of the nine board terms end each August, and there is quite a flurry as new and old seek office. As a new member of the staff, I can no longer actively involve myself or vote, but I will watch closely what transpires.
Another event of the end of the summer — and one with which I am closely involved — is the second annual Collectors' Panels Auction from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday. This event was successful in its inaugural year and provided the festival with much-needed funding for art education programs.