Art Fair Insiders

Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals

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Secret Santa Finishes the Job

The 2015 Secret Santa Report: Hope your holidays were jolly and full of small moments to cherish. This was our 4th annual Secret Santa exch…

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Bookkeeping and taxes

Hi I am a photographer. I am not going to actually get to my first fair until April of 2016. My question is how far back can I go in writin…

Started by Grant joseph in Business of Art FairsLatest Reply

How time Zapps... Zapplication Conference!

In other words, "How time fly's".  It has been a month since I attended the Zapplication Conference. Due to life's busyness and a family fu…

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Welcome to Art Fair Insiders!

New to Art Fairs, or considering taking the plunge? Introduce yourself and find new friends in the art show and crafts business. Questions about the business? Before you ask look at the Forum categories below please! Try using the search box at top to find the wealth of information that's already been posted. If there's no answer post your question in Newbies Central discussion area.

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by Dr Eric Lundgren

Jurying for Art Fairs & Craft Shows

Preparing images for jury, presenting images, booth slides, zapplication, etc.

402 20 hours ago
Reply by Larry Berman

Booth Examples and Reviews

When submitting to a jury, your booth shot can make THE difference between acceptance and rejection. If you would like feedback on your booth shot, submit your questions and photos here.

119 yesterday
Reply by Alanna St Laurent

Art Fair Equipment, Vendors & Suppliers

What works? What's best? How can you make it better? Tents, weights, lighting, panels, art supplies, etc.

643 18 hours ago
Reply by Diane Wright

For Sale or Trade

sell your art show related equipment or supplies

73 yesterday
Reply by Lee White

Business of Art Fairs

Taxes, self-employment issues, insurance, credit card processing, and more...

414 on Tuesday
Reply by Josh Baker

Marketing & Sales of Your Art and Crafts

Share tips on marketing, making sales and presentation of art at the shows.

232 Nov 17, 2015
Reply by E. Lee Wilson, Jr.

Art Show Information and Discussions

Talk about specific art shows, includes questions & discussion not already posted on

1965 yesterday
Reply by David Perry Lawrence

Web Site Reviews, Internet Marketing and Tech

Web site reviews, e-commerce tips, and online marketing Q&A to help you sell more online after the show is over. Show us your website and we'll review it here.

151 Dec 3, 2015
Reply by Barrie Lynn Bryant

Questions & Answers for New Members

Don't be shy. Ask the veterans. We have all the answers!

187 Jan 22
Reply by Ryan Hoerner

Hotel Tips, Home and Room Sharing for Artists

Let's save some money. Looking to share a room at an art fair or do you live near a show? Make connections here to save money and make a new friend. Got any leads on hotel prices near a show? Let us know. Also, share Priceline tips here and lodging options.

67 Oct 12, 2015
Reply by Barbara Pitorak Bloom

Everything Else

Share the news of your life - awards, babies, marriages, commissions, publishing, etc. What else would you like to talk about that doesn't fit a category? We're interested in all your personal stories, too.

330 57 seconds ago
What are you doing this weekend, February 12-15, 2016?
by Connie Mettler

In Memoriam

Share information about people who are part of the art fair community: artists, artist partners, show organizers, etc.

39 Oct 15, 2015
Reply by Barrie Lynn Bryant

Wholesale Business

Talk about wholesaling fine art and fine craft, both at the large wholesale markets, using a rep and on your own. What are the benefits and pitfalls?

9 Dec 9, 2015
Reply by Lana Vosk

Southwest Artists Group

Let's share information about shows in the Southwest - you don't have to live there to join in.

4 Dec 8, 2015
Reply by Connie Mettler


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