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Melanie Rolfes has written an excellent show review about the recent Armonk, NY Art Fair. Although she didn't do well, she gives the show high marks overall. Was anyone else there? How did you do? And why the heck do they only have one hotel?
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So... here it is Friday morning, October 2; and I’m here in my studio instead of on the streets in Louisville. I’ve done Louisville several years running and I enjoy this show. It’s never been a great money maker for me, but, being my last show of the season, it has always helped me get over the hump before the winter shows start. I had always depended on some revenue from this show to help finance the winter booth fees.
When I applied to Louisville earlier this…Continue
When artists do not cover their expenses it is often because there were not enough qualified buyers at those events. This has happened to all of us. The issue is simply “bodies vs. buyers”, a concept we are all intimately familiar with. In a time where artists are failing at record numbers, the Show Director’s responsibility should be that of a ‘conservationist’. By ‘conservationist’ I mean how does the show; 1 - protect the artists as a national and cultural resource and, 2 - perpetuate the…Continue
Armonk Outdoor Art Festival in Armonk NY was this past weekend. This show is in a small town about 30 miles north of New York City. There are around 200 fine artists and fine crafters. The work here is all top notch work. The…Continue