The first day of the show was on a Friday and definitely not as crowded as past shows. I am confident the current events have made people cautious about spending money on "luxury" items. It seemed to me that a day visiting and just meeting artists felt like a welcome distraction (at the right price). Fortunately I had a customer who had an immediate connection to one of my medium-sized encaustic paintings and that was the highlight of the day. Over the weekend I was frequently explaining the encaustic process and my sales were mostly smaller items (enough to make it a worth while show). Lots and lots of people looking, many of my fellow exhibitors missed covering their show expenses, and once again I felt fortunate.
It's been an exhausting six days, and I am just now starting to catch up on life outside the art world.