This past May, my fellow artist and friend Angela Bonten and I were part of the Marketing Research and Intelligence Association Gala evening. Angela was asked to come and paint at the Fun Fruity and French Gala for the conference participants and she invited me along. It was a superbly fun evening, plus we, as artist entertainers, we were paid for our time! That is business recognizing artists as business people! Finally. Thank you!
The two of us got together and planned what we would wear, what we would paint in order to go along with the Gala theme. We decided on an impressionist french street scene, out of the late 1800s early 1900s. Chantal was a wonderful model, and well… see for yourself.
If you are planning an event and asking artists to attend as entertainment, please consider paying them to show you appreciate their time and efforts. Most of the time, we are just asked, and expected to be grateful for the “exposure”. We are, but we appreciate more when you respect our skills and our time too…..