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Tip of the Day: Armonk, NY - Show Review

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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Posted by Connie Mettler on October 4, 2015 at 8:30pm 0 Comments

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Kicked Out of the Louisville Court Show

Posted by John Leben on October 2, 2015 at 1:03pm 7 Comments

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…


Bodies vs. Buyers

Posted by Larry Berman on October 2, 2015 at 9:54am 3 Comments

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…


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Armonk NY

Posted by Melanie Rolfes on October 1, 2015 at 5:00pm 2 Comments

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…


Lake Forest,Il Labor Day Art Show--A reall winner for all

Posted by Nels Johnson on October 1, 2015 at 9:30am 0 Comments

RWhile waiting in line to set up for St. James, I thought I should report on this one. Plus Geri Wegner has egged me on.

Here goes.

Lake Forest is one of the last, and most wealthy, suburbs on the north shore of Chicago.

The show is produced by the local Deer Path art league. Can find the application on Zapp.

It is a Sunday and Monday show with setup early on Sunday.

About 200 exhibitors set up in a mellow enterprise. There is storage room behind booths, they have a… Continue

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