In this case since Trailer Park Proyects is a small alternative gallery where what we offer to the public are works under $500 at the exhibitions; it is very tough to get the funds to participate in events like these. The Scope selecting committee liked all of our artists and initially invited our artists Rafael Miranda, Melvin Martinez, Jason Mena, Karlo Ibarra, Omar Velazquez and Manuel Rodriguez to participate in the 2012 Scope Art Fair. After a couple of portfolios sold we built to be able to get funds from our collectors and sponsors and a few setbacks, we collected the money and of we went to represent Puerto Rico in the Fair. We also exhibited works from Michael Scoggins, Bobby Cruz, Nelson Figueroa, Ivan Girona and Anthony Giannini after the opening of the fair.
I want to personally thank collectors and friends who believe in the project, the artist and in me for supporting us in being able to make it there. Rolando Jiménez, Ignacio Cortes, John Belk, José Hernández Castrodad, Emilio Juncosa, Nilda Pico, Tito Feliciano, Waldemar Fabery, Lee Cardona and Ishi Rodríguez, thank you again because without your support we would have not made it there.
After getting there we were welcomed to collectors Emilio Juncosa’s home to stay there as a courtesy for 3 days while the hotel’s week kicked in. We had a really great time and I might add that Mr. Juncosa’s collection of Puerto Rico’s top masters is amazing. His home was beautiful and his hospitality more than anyone would think of.
Scope started and we were busy right off the bat, lots of artists and random people came by the booth and the reaction to the works was really good. Our neighbors were White Walls Gallery from San Francisco, Baang and Burne from New York and Carol Jazzar from Miami. All had great artwork and really nice people who were always willing to help out, I suggest you look them up and learn more about their spaces.
We sold works to collectors from Puerto Rico, New York, Florida, Washington and some other random places which is awesome. Knowing we are selling art to different places with different art scenes makes me confident we are headed in the correct direction.
We loved our time there and although the work was killer, I hope we can make it back next year and represent Puerto Rico and our art scene again. We still have 1 portfolio which will help us cover some of the expenses from the trip. It includes original works from Rafael Miranda, Bobby Cruz, Jason Mena, Manuel Rodriguez and Karlo Ibarra. If interested please email me and I will send you potos of the Works of the last portfolio.
Hope to see you soon. Thanks for the support. Here are some photos for you guys.