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Sandy Walker reaches out to us in this blog post, posing the question, "What do you do after season"? We all use our down time differently, some to create new merchandise, some to relax and take time off, some to get organized and catch up on paperwork. How about you? How do you spend your time after the Holiday hubbub?
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I haven't been writing much lately. I have done a bunch of shows this year (26) and truly have just beat myself up physically.....Plus, the time in-between has been studio "bust a move" time...to keep the inventory fresh and plentiful. But I figured that I would end up the year reviewing my last two shows.
Two weeks ago I did Cincinnati Winterfair. Based at the Covington Convention Center, which is nicely equipped with rugs and big pushcarts to load in our work. The booth fee…Continue
I know that just about everyone, with some exception, has had a down year and, for some, Tempe was just a continuation of that trend. For me, thankfully, it was "okay". The bottom line is I didn't lose money but didn't make much either. I made about the same at the spring show. Read between the lines, this show is not making a lot of money for some artist/attendees.
The administration of this show has changed hands since spring. Kate Borders, President / Executive Director of Downtown…Continue
And, the envelope please...Award winners from this Falls Tempe Festival of the Arts
2016 FALL FESTIVAL
AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED
BEST OF SHOW
Chandler, AZ – 1106
BEST BOOTH DISPLAY
Allen & Williams Pottery
Carpinteria, CA – 1107
Oakland, CA – 1113
Here's the thing... I'm not saying that all the artists at Chicago's One-of-a-Kind Show at the Merchandiose Mart wasted their time. I'm just saying that I wasted my time there. I felt like they gave me some kind of magical "invisible" booth. The few people that did visit me, I truly appreciate, but most did not. But, I'm getting ahead of myself.
I signed up for this show with lots of doubts and trepidation. The $2500 booth fee is off-putting to say the least and I managed to dodge…Continue
A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of doing the Royal Oak Farmers Market Holiday Show. It was a winner for a first time event and it has the potential to be one of the better shows in the Metro Detroit area. This show is put on by the Guild. This is the same group that has its own Ann Arbor Show, the two Birmingham shows and a few others within a hundred miles of Ann Arbor.
First a little history. This show was started a couple of years ago as the Ann Arbor Holiday Show. It was…Continue