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Big Bear Lake Art on the Lake Fine Art Festival---Not

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Big Bear Lake Art on the Lake Fine Art Festival---Not

Posted by kara unland on August 29, 2015 at 2:03pm 0 Comments

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…

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Sometimes the bear bites you.......

Posted by margaret luttrell on August 29, 2015 at 10:51am 2 Comments

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.

I had…

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The Jury Process: Part 2 - Consistent Body of Work etc. etc. etc.

Posted by Ron Mellott on August 28, 2015 at 1:07pm 0 Comments

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…

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Outrageous application fees

Posted by Alan Anderson on August 28, 2015 at 7:25am 26 Comments

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:

SHOW SCHEDULE

February 25 - Check-in and set-up

February 26 - 10 AM…

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Call for Artists: Sugarloaf Craft Festivals Spring 2016

Posted by Connie Mettler on August 27, 2015 at 11:43pm 2 Comments

Many artists appreciate the security of working with an organization that provides full scale media coverage and a network of events that they can count on every year and they build their show schedule around that. 
 
Sugarloaf Craft Festivals have been providing this structure for over 30 years in many of the East Coast's most…
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The Jury Process: Part I - What Makes a "Good Juror"

Posted by Ron Mellott on August 27, 2015 at 8:29am 3 Comments

Now remember - these are just my thoughts and opinions from my experience and internal workings as an artist.  The point is not to discuss, support or argue with ME personally - but to think about and comment on these IDEAS.  And so importantly, ADD to the discussion other ideas and perspectives not broached here.  Growth the discussion with your view.  Just urge staying on point throughout.

Okay, onward. 

So many facets to this question it is somewhat intimidating.  Excluding…

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