Artist Alley Recap

Yesterday’s final sale turned out to be a strong finish!

Once again, I had my first customer before opening, courtesy of Lisa Brightfire Photography. Also for the first time, I had more paintings sold which increased from the previous days. After Melanie Johnston bought a painting for herself, she bought one for her mom who made an appearance at my booth as well!

Probably my biggest disappointment was that the new Artist Alley coordinator Veronica Knowlton promised me that she would come to my booth and buy some cards. However, she couldn’t make it due to time restraints, although she did stop by to see how the sale was going.

While I was breaking down the booth today, I managed to stop by her office to give her a bunch of cards and a painting so she wouldn’t feel left out and I was so glad that she finally got to see it!

Overall, this was without question one of the best sales I’ve had this year because I was able to get more people to see it and buy stuff and I was able to get a busier time. One of the key things that attracted my customers was my new logo and business cards, which flew out the door like crazy, so people can keep in touch with me!

If I were to make any changes, probably the only thing I’d do is to make the sign larger so people could see the logo more clearly.

Special thanks to coordinators Melanie Johnston and Veronica Knowlton for their supporting me throughout the sale, my assistants for helping me put this together, and everyone who came out and bought something! Looking forward to the next card sale and future art shows!

Artist Alley Final Day

Yesterday’s sale got off to a great start because I had one customer buy some cards right before the fair opened, which has never happened in the last two years!

Other than that, it was a pretty slow day due to the hot weather. However, I did manage to sell another two paintings and more cards as well! But the business cards and logo were a huge success because it was one of the key elements to get customers to come see my booth.

With one final sale left, I’m hoping for a huge success and maybe a potential sell out of my paintings!

Anyone who hasn’t got a chance to see my booth and buy something, this is your last chance! Make sure you tell all your friends and relatives to stop by because you don’t want to miss out on this great opportunity!

Artist Alley Day 4/Price Reduction

Yesterday’s card sale was a little slow to start, but I did manage to get more sales including one lady from the UK and another two paintings sold from my former Artist Alley manager Melanie Johnston, and an old classmate from school. As I mentioned before, it’s usually slow during the first part, but crowds really fly in during the late afternoon and early evening hours!

Even though this is already one of the best sales I’ve had so far, I’m hoping for a great finish with two days left! Those of you who haven’t stopped by yet and bought anything, here’s your opportunity because the prices of the paintings have been reduced!

LARGE- $15

SMALL- $10

The prices of the cards will remain the same, since they are one of the best sellers so far! Make sure you get a chance to stop by and tell all your friends and relatives as well because you don’t want to miss out on this great opportunity!

Artist Alley Day 3

Yesterday’s card sale was a little slower, but turned out to be another good sale!

The main reason is because the morning hours tend to be slower, but it really picks up in the late afternoon and early evening. With another couple of paintings sold and more cards bought, it’s really keeping the customers coming in for more! 

I hope to continue with another good sale today and to get even more people to come as I did the last two days! 

 

Artist Alley Day 2/Rest in Peace

Yesterday’s 4th of July Card Sale at Artist Alley got off to a great start!

I thought no one was going to show up, but it turned out to be a great sale with the new business cards flying out the door and the new greeting cards being a successful sale!

Plus, for the first time, I was able to sale two paintings on the first day! The real highlight was people from uCamps making an appearance at  my booth to experience my art!

I hope to continue this success today with even more people coming by and purchasing my art! Anyone whose planning on coming now – July 8, just note that the fair will close at 11 PM from here on out, so you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the fair and stop by my booth!

On a side note, today marks the two year anniversary of my grandfather Honesto Tria’s death. For those who may not know, he actually made an appearance at my booth during my first year before he ended up in hospice care. Also, the God Bless painting was the first greeting card made to honor his legacy! RIP Papa Honesto!

Honesto R. Tria (1928 – 2016)

Happy 4th of July/Artist Alley Opening

Hope everyone has a great 4th of July! Thank you to all our men and women for serving our great country!

If you wanna make this the best Independence Day and not sure what to do, today’s your lucky day because Kevin’s Cards is officially starting the card sale today at the Alameda County Fair’s Artist Alley!

This year is going to be even bigger and better than before with all new greeting cards and paintings for sale. Plus, for the first time, the new Kevin’s Cards logo, business cards, and posters will make their debut, so you can see another artistic side of me and so that more people can contact me to order more cards.

As an added bonus, the posters I created with TV Nostalgia, Video Games, Fast Food, and more will be showcased in a photo slideshow, so some of your childhood memories will be brought back to life!

Here’s some reminders for my booth:

-Location- Building F (F17), next door to the Model Railroad Exhibit

-Hours- 11 AM – 6 PM (fair gates close at 3 PM)

Prices

Greeting Cards

$1 EACH

6 for $5

 

PAINTINGS

LARGE- $25

SMALL- $15

 

Hope to see everyone today – July 8 and make sure you tell all your friends, relatives, neighbors, and colleagues to stop by, check out my art, and maybe buy some cards or paintings!

Happy 4th of July!

 

Alameda County Fair Preview/Artist Alley Update

Yesterday, I made a pit stop at the Alameda County Fair to get a preview of Artist Alley and to just to have fun!

As a reminder to what Artist Alley is, different artists display their creations and sell them to visitors and locals who attend the fair whether it’s paintings, drawings, photography, jewelry, or homemade handicrafts.

As for the actual fair itself, it’s one of America’s pastimes for all ages, whether it’s riding the rides, playing carnival games, eating fried junk food, or exploring the different exhibits, there’s something for everyone! 

While I did enjoy the fair, the main purpose for coming was to do the final advertising for my upcoming card sale to the different vendors at Artist Alley, the exhibition booths, and even a few fairgoers. 

Don’t forget that my upcoming card sale is July 4 – 8 at Artist Alley at the Alameda County Fair. I’ll be located at Building F in F17, which is next to the Model Railroad Exhibits. The fair hours are 11 AM – 11 PM, except for 4th of July, which the fair will be closed at 6 PM and the fair gates close at 3 PM. The prices for merchandise are as follows:

Greeting Cards:

$1 EACH

6 for $5

 

Paintings:

LARGE- $25

SMALL- $15

 

Be sure to tell your friends, relatives, neighbors, and colleagues to stop by and to check out my creations and to buy some cards or paintings! Hope to see you there!

Artist Alley Update

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!!!!!!

One month from today, Kevin’s Cards will be having a card sale July 4-8 at Artist Alley during the Alameda County Fair! Here are some of the updates so far:

-Artist Alley is located in Building F near the Model Railroad Exhibit and my exact location will be announced later this month

-Greeting Card prices are the same as previous card sales ($1 Each, 6 For $5)

-Paintings are $25 for large and $15 for small

-Kevin’s Cards logo and business cards will make their debut

-There maybe a few surprises as well, so keep an eye out for that!

 

There’s gonna be lots of preparations to take place before the big event, so I’m hoping for a successful sale prior to last year!

Make sure you tell all your friends, relatives, neighbors, and colleagues to stop by and pick up some cards or paintings! Hope to see you there!

STI Golf Tournament Card Sale

During the 15th Annual STI Golf Tournament, Kevin’s Cards made it’s debut to promote for the upcoming card sale at Artist Alley during the Alameda County Fair this summer. With only a limited amount of cards to sell, this was my only chance to sell out.

At first, no one was interested due to the prizes that were distributed to the golfers. However, once I made the announcement that there were cards for sale and made the promotion for the sale, it drew up a lot of interest and somehow I managed to accomplish the sell out.

In the end, I made a total of $76 after starting with about $30. This will be the starting point for the card sale and I hope it will continue to increase as more people buy my merchandise during the Alameda County Fair. 

Artist Alley Update

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!!!!!

The good news is that the Kevin’s Cards Sale is still happening at Artist Alley at the Alameda County Fair this summer! For anyone whose planning to attend, here’s the schedule of the actual fair and when my booth will be open:

Alameda County Fair

Dates- June 15 – July 8 (Closed Monday & Tuesday)

Hours- 11 AM – 11 PM

 

Kevin’s Cards Sale

Dates- July 4 – July 8

Hours- Same as above (Note: Fair Closes at 6 PM July 4/Fair Gates Close at 3 PM)

 

The location of the booth along with the prices for the cards and other merchandise will be announced later! Hope to see you there this summer!