The Virgin 2.o – Square One Creative Event at the Ritz Ybor in Tampa, Florida featured live classical and jazz music, 3 fashion shows and over 80 exhibiting artists including Cameraluv. Over 2,000 people came through the free event over the course of the Five-hour opening.
We debuted two new paintings, Starmite on Red, 16″x16″ and Hawkeye On Yellow, 12″x12″ at the event. They are now available in the canvas art section. We were hoping to bring the wall installation we debuted at Canvas 4, but the Rivoli room at the Ritz wouldn’t allow any nails or holes into their newly remodeled room. Our compromise ended up being a wire hanging system provided by the venue. After several hours of setup and adjustment the wall was ready.
It’s always fun to hear the feedback from other artists as well as show attendees. Sometimes they don’t know i’m standing nearby. I overheard a “that’s hot” and “Cameraluv … that’s nice”. A few of the artists commented that they enjoyed my work the best and thought I had a great style and colors which were nice compliments.
There was a wide range of art styles represented from acrylic and oil paintings, to skateboard art, stuffed toys and scratchboards as well as photography I enjoyed from Ryan Prado, A.L. Canterbury. Rolando Corsa and Ashley Bates. I also had a chance to meet tattoo artist Jason Avery and ArtPool Maven and photographer Marina Williams.