The 33rd Annual Festival of the Arts in Deerfield Beach

On Saturday, January 26, 2013 and Sunday, January 27th, from 10 am to 5 pm each day, we will be at the Festival of the Arts in Deerfield Beach.  It will be on the beach south of the pier.  Admission is free, and there is some free parking.  Check out their web site, www.DeerfieldBeachFestivals.com, for details.

The Robert Woodard Award

While at the Temple Terrace Community Arts Festival, we received the Robert Woodard Award for first place in the division that includes photography.  Robert Woodard was once mayor of Temple Terrace, and was instrumental in starting the Community Arts Festival.  We had the chance to speak with his surviving wife, son, and two grandchildren.  We felt honored to receive such an award.

32nd Annual Woodstock Arts & Crafts Festival

We will be in the Woodstock Arts & Crafts Festival on Saturday, December 1st and Sunday, December 2, 2012 at Welleby Park in Sunrise, Florida.  Welleby Park is on the south side of NW 44th Street just west of Hiatus Road.  We will be in Booth #603.  Admission is $5 or six cans of food.  Hours are 9 am to 5 pm on Saturday and 9 am to 4 pm Sunday.

Osceola Fall Art Festival November 17 & 18

We have been accepted into the Osceola Fall Art Festival on Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18, 2012 in historic downtown Kissimmee, Florida.  It will be on East Broadway Avenue between Ruby Avenue and Sproule Avenue.  It is free to the public and open from 10 am to 5 pm each day.  If you’re in the area, come by and see us.

We Have a New Printer

We just bought an Epson Stylus Pro 9900.  It is BIG; over six feet long and weighing more than 250 pounds, making it too big for our small office.  It uses eleven cartridges of Ultrachrome HDR Ink (including green and orange), but four of them are black (or different shades of gray).  It can print up to 44 inches across.  We bought it so that we wouldn’t have to send out prints larger than 17″ by 22″ any more.  Our canvas work is wider than 24 inches across, meaning we couldn’t buy the next smaller model (which would be their 7900).  As a bonus, the color gamut of this printer is larger than our older printer, which I’ve already seen in our sunset images, for example.  We will be selling our old printer, an Epson Stylus Pro 3880.  And even though this printer cost significantly more than its predecessor, I don’t expect our prices to increase any time soon.