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Archive for August, 2011

Progress, August 23

Its been a successful day working on the booth.  I pinned fabric up on the walls this morning and it looked like this:

Booth with fabric on the panelsSo I hemmed the side panels (the back wall gets some more work before I make the fabric cover for it) this afternoon and put velcro on the walls this evening.

Lon picked up some track lighting today!  I found it on Craigslist last night and while he was out he got it for just $15.  It was a pretty fantastic deal and we were both really happy with it.

Here’s the booth now, with the lighting up and the fabric pinned on one wall.

Booth with lighting 8-23

We added a rug too.  This is all going on in Mom’s back yard, since the panels were stored in the trailer she has over there.  Her neighbors have GOT to be wondering whats going on.  Our neighbors are used to seeing unusual things in our backyard, but this is a first over there.  No one has asked anything yet though.

We’ll be back on it tomorrow evening.  :)

Art fair booth progress

Art fair booth in June 2011This is how the art fair booth looked at the show at The Summit shopping center in Louisville, KY. in June.





Lon was busy most of the day updating the booth, mostly getting the panels to be more stable.  I think he’s going in a good direction.  This is where it stands tonight:







The pipes overhead are new.  They help hold the structure together and will be the framework for the lighting.  Speaking of which, you don’t happen to know where we can get some cheap or free track lighting, do you?  We’re looking for some rather quick-like since we have our first show over Labor Day weekend.

The wood panel at the front will be transformed into a display wall and there will be a matching one on the other side.  These should give a very elegant and eye-catching look to the booth.

Tomorrow should bring some major changes to the look of the thing.  I sure hope the rain holds off for a while so we can leave it up to work on it at least another day.

Lon’s latest show

Yesterday Lon and I delivered paintings to St. Charles Community College for their upcoming show:

SCCC Art Invitational mailer

Look how nice it is that Lon is listed first!  It must be great to have a last name that starts with the letter B.  My last name, being Tucker, has put me at the end of the line for so many things….





Here are a couple pics of paintings that are in the show.  He has nine paintings in the show, so you’ll have to come out to see the rest.   free eats and at least one wall of good art, so it’ll be worth the trip.



Day 1 of posting


Making art is far more than making art.  There is studio time, of course, but also consider the finishing, the framing, trips to the hardware store, website, facebook, blog, phone calls, shows, art fairs, biz cards, promotional materials, beer, back to the hardware store, more networking, more beer, donations, trades, sales, lectures, etc.  The commitment of time and energy will prove fruitful — no doubt about that.  This blog could be a fun, and a productive way for me to dump the mess that accumulates in my head over night.  We’ll see where it goes.

Djuana’s intro

Good Morning!  I’m Djuana (pronounced doo WAH nah), the at-large person of Lon Brauer Studios.  I manage the website and blog, help out at art fairs, and generally hang out with Lon as much as possible.  I still have three kids at home so my time is limited, but I try to be available as much as I can.  We work it out.  :)

We’re getting ready for our first fall art fair season.  This year we’re going to be at The Art Fair at Queeny Park in Manchester, MO Sept. 2-4 , the Zona Rosa Arts Festival in Kansas City, MO Sept. 16-18, the Shaw Art Fair in St. Louis, MO Oct 1-2, and  Art in the Park in Highland, IL Oct 8-9.  We’re excited about being in the shows but there’s a lot of work to do over the next couple weeks to pull a nice-looking booth together. Its going to be busy around here for a while.