Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
Veteran artist Carroll Swayze tells how she works smarter, not harder & earns more $$.
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Is the digital art vs. photography line moving and isn’t it time the shows updated their categories? I do heavily digitally modified photography. Recently I was faced with this choice:
Digital art - Two-dimensional work created by the artist using computer technologies. May include scanned images, from the artist or other sources that have been non-trivially modified through the use of computer programs.
Photography - Two-dimensional work created by the artist that includes…Continue
Not a festival, not a happy place, not a fine art show...This was my first official show. It was small but smaller than expected. Matter of fact the promoter and another promoter are at odds because said promoter #2 was kicked off the team of Promoter#1. It seems the Fine artist of this show that got the memo moved over to Promoter #2's show. I had talked to promoter #2 and I was accepted but opt out of her show because she didn't want me to bring my nudes to the show. By the way most of my…Continue
Many of you might know about this already.... and I am coming to the game late...but it is something we have all heard of somewhere on the trail out there- and we definitely need to be aware of.
Yesterday afternoon I received a post on Facebook from an artist in Asheville who posted a painting and said that a company was selling it on-line without her permission. Of course my ears perked up and I thought if it could happen to her-it could happen to a lot of us.
Let me premise this one by a wonderful quote from someone a few of you may have heard of:
God is really only another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephant and the cat. He has no real style. He just goes on trying other things. - Pablo Picasso
Think God would make it past most juries these days? Sure doesn’t seem like he has a “cohesive body of work” according to many jurors. Guess he never had to face an…Continue
Just received an "Invitation" from Juried Art Services to apply to the West Palm Beach Fine Craft Show in February. This lovely invite came with a $50 application fee ($75 if after 9/12!, but the website says it's only $70), and did note that ONLY last year's award of Excellence winners were grandfathered. 135 Spaces total. When you are charging booth fees like this:
February 25 - Check-in and set-up
February 26 - 10 AM…