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The importance of a good booth picture

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Advice needed! Newbie! ♥

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One of a Kind Show+Sale Chicago

Started by Cindy Welch in Art Show Information and Discussions. Last reply by Monica Langowski on Wednesday. 18 Replies

Taking Professional Jewelry Photos

Started by Larry Berman in Jurying for Art Fairs & Craft Shows. Last reply by A. Denise Rollings-Martin on Wednesday. 1 Reply

The "Great Prize Grab" - the rest of the Pledge Drive

Started by Connie Mettler in Everything Else. Last reply by Paula R Lawrence on Monday. 4 Replies


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TIP OF THE DAY: Celebrating AFI & Winning Prizes

Thank you to everyone who pledged in our 8th Pledge Drive. Our mission is to be helpful to you in your daily lives and keep art fairs alive and well so you can keep going in our amazing business.

Thank you for all the kind words about our work. Thank you to the sponsors for their generosity also. It is a great community all around.

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Belleville: One of the Best!

Posted by John Leben on May 26, 2017 at 9:56am 0 Comments

I can't say enough good things about this terrific art fair! It takes place in a small town in southern Illinois only a few miles from St. Louis. I have no idea how they do it, but they bring people out to the show in droves, and they all seem to have money in their pockets to spend on art. But first a couple of qualifications. Not every artist did well at this show. Our neighbor, a very talented painter, was very disappointed. I am a digital artist selling limited edition prints. Could be…


I won the perfect prize, from the perfect sponsor!

Posted by Alli Farkas on May 25, 2017 at 7:29pm 6 Comments

I entered the Art Fair Pledge Drive a little late, never thinking I would win anything. Somehow my mind always works in the "early bird gets the worm" channel. But I donated and entered anyway, and when to my surprise my name was selected quite far down the list I figured I didn't have much of a chance for the prize I really wanted since I was number 20 on the list. But I had nothing to lose, either, so I listed the mesh panels from Flourish as the number one choice out of 4…


3 San Francisco Shows Looking for Artists

Posted by Connie Mettler on May 25, 2017 at 4:30pm 0 Comments

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Rent Your Display

Posted by Larry Berman on May 23, 2017 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

Rent Your Display

I added the option to list display equipment for rent in the For Sale and Trade forum. If you have display equipment sitting around that you only use a few times a year, why not have it generate some extra money for you. I rent my Pro Panels out a few times a year and they have paid for themselves a few times over.…


Taking Professional Jewelry Photos

Posted by Larry Berman on May 23, 2017 at 6:30am 0 Comments

Help Getting Accepted into Art Shows - Part 2

My next article is detailed information on how to take good jewelry photographs describing the camera and lighting equipment and some tips on how to use it.

The most difficult type of artwork to photograph is jewelry. That’s because of it’s small size and that it can have many reflective surfaces. And because of it’s small size, it’s very difficult to keep the entire piece in focus. Also the jewelry medium is the most…


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