Our 2018 Collector Event was GREAT!

We had a GREAT time at our 2018 Collector Event in Santa Fe. Here’s a few pictures for those of you who couldn’t join us in the fun. Darrell and Phyllis Hilley, the gallery owners gave me the center stage wall, right in the middle of all the activities! I sneaked into the gallery early to get a picture before the opening reception on Friday evening. Please remember as you read through my blog, you may click on any of the pictures to see them larger.

Mitch and Lynne, on the right, began collecting my paintings in 2008. Their first piece was a commission for a wedding gift to each other. And every year since they’ve made Our Collector Event part of their anniversary celebration! Little Cooper was just a baby bump last year when Derek and Allison, Lynne’s daughter, attended.

Jeana flew in from Florida! We’ve collaborated on many commissions, Jeana comes up with the coolest ideas for paintings. We have some more in the works that you’ll see in upcoming blogs.

Tom and Linda visiting with Ed Chacon, another artist represented by the Santa Fe Art Collector Gallery. Ed and his wife, Yolanda, came in especially to say HI!

Tom and Linda brought their pretty baby, Platita, with them. She’s also become part of our annual event and loves to get all the extra petting.

How delightful to see Polly! She worked with the gallery for years as a sales consultant. Phyllis and I were so excited she dropped in. Notice the Chili Pepper Earrings I’m wearing in the following pictures at our event on Saturday, Polly gave them to me. They are so fun!

On Saturday, more collectors came. Ray and Jan drove in from Pilot Point, Texas. They first began with Jack’s work, later adding some of my paintings to their collection. What is so great is that our collectors become good friends over the years.

That sweet little Cooper was the STAR of the show. Ann, Jack’s and my dear friend who drove out to Santa Fe with me, loved holding him.

We made Cooper the official “name drawer” for the door prizes.

HMMMMMMMM, he just happened to draw his mom’s name. I think Cooper wanted to make sure she got that puzzle!

When his name was drawn Dick turned to his wife Debbie and asked her, “What would you like me to pick?” She immediately replied, “The House Flag”. Jack would have said, “Dick is VERY well trained! I can tell he passed Husband’s Obedience School with flying colors!”

Then we asked all of the collectors who were there when they began collecting my paintings. Tom and Linda started in 2006, making them the long term collectors of the group. I had one of my VIGNETTE Oil Drawings especially for them.

Meanwhile others were perusing my paintings. Mitch and Lynn were trying to decide which one they’d like for an anniversary present. Decisions, Decisions, Decisions!

Laurie attended a seminar Jack and I gave in 2011. It was so nice to see her and Dwight, visit and catch up on their travels.

One of the fun things about our Collector Events is I get to personalize the pieces our collectors take home.

Rich and Gabbe came all the way from Wyoming! Tom, on the right, is one of our wonderful consultants who works in the gallery.

Debbie and Dick came with Ray and Jan. She fell in love with the piece shown below, “He Took Our Seat”. I overheard her telling Jan that the painting would be even more perfect if it had a Monarch Butterfly.

I couldn’t help but jump into the conversation with a quick, “I can add one!”

To which Debbie responded, “OK, I want it!”

So, I brought the painting home to add the butterfly. Here is the painting before work began……

VIDEO DEMONSTRATION: Adding the Monarch Butterfly

And….here’s the butterfly.

I want to say a BIG THANK YOU to everyone who came, I so appreciate all of your encouragement and support. Also Darrell, Phyllis, Arlene and Tom at the Santa Fe Art Collector Gallery deserve a huge round of applause. They worked long and hard to make our 2018 TEAM SENKARIK Collector Event a success! With Grateful Hugs,




3 Responses to “Our 2018 Collector Event was GREAT!”

  1. Penny Says:

    Thank you for sharing pictures of your exquisite paintings and yourself with collector friends.
    I view with gusto, all your works that come to my email. The inspiration I get has helped improve my own works, especially the colors I use. Thanks and God Bless

    • Mikki Senkarik Says:

      Thank you Penny, God has so blessed me with wonderful people like you in my life. Please know I appreciate you greatly and am so glad my blog has helped you. With BIG HUGS, Mikki

  2. roseherczeg Says:

    I loved seeing all the photos! Glad your event was a huge success! God bless you and hope you are home safe and sound! Looking forward to seeing more of your amazing works of art! xo, Rose

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