Marché de l'Art at Saint Germain en Laye, 16.06.2018
Updated: Jul 8, 2018
The Marché de l'Art held at #SaintGermainenLaye has been a continued tradition since the past 10 years. A jury carefully selects the artists, sculptors, printers, painters and photographers who would get the wonderful chance to showcase their work. Here is how the Place du Marché Neuf looks (where the art fair is held):
My husband has filled up the car with more than everything that's required for the day ( including tuna quiches that his Mom has made for us for lunch. Miam! Miam!).
By 10am our stand was ready to welcome visitors. However, I must say that the chains you see supporting my frames, I had no idea that we required them ( other art fairs had provided us steel grids to hang my frames on). So a little panic there, but we found a hardware store within walking distance and the problem was solved! After that it was smooth sailing. I was happy to note that other artists, just like me, had plenty of art lovers who were curious to see and to talk to the artists about their work.
The quality of the artists chosen at the art fair was breathtaking. Here are links of three of my favourite artists that you can check out!
Arnaud Labarge, Sculpteur : ( second image ). Fantastic creatures made using old household appliances.
Benoit Montet, renowned oil painter. His favourite theme is cars on the 70's in the USA.
Isabelle Molinard, fantastic animal portrait artist
The day turned out to be very busy. I wish I had more time to speak to more artists.
I sold a few of my frames but one artwork that I felt especially happy that it found a loving home is my papercut art called 'Hello'. Not sure I will recreate another Hello unless someone requests it, but this piece always brought me a lot of joy everytime I saw it.