Art Fair Insiders

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

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Jury Outcome Fact or Fiction, Random or Precise?

Have you ever wondered or at least hoped that there was some type of consistency on the jury process from show to show?  I have always been…

Started by Brenda Cline in Art Show Information and DiscussionsLatest Reply

What is the ONE THING you wish Show Owner/Directors would do?

I wish they would put a notice in the shows leaflet or a sign at entry points, that taking pictures of Artists 2D work is something they sh…

Started by Wendy Merkle in Art Show Information and DiscussionsLatest Reply

What are your "selling" words?

Does anyone have good tips for closing a sale?  I like talking to people, I greet them when they stop by my booth and I am friendly and hel…

Started by Marjorie Sloan in Marketing & Sales of Your Art and CraftsLatest Reply

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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.

1072 23 hours ago
Pro panels Wanted in Northeast
by lynn haust

Ask the Photographer

Questions about images, camera settings, lighting, backgrounds and anything else you might want to know about your jury images can be asked. Larry Berman has been working with artists for over 10 years helping them improve their jury images.

4 27 seconds ago
Professional Photographs of Jewelry
by Larry Berman

Jurying for Art Fairs & Craft Shows

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

414 Sep 27
Reply by Robert Wallis

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.

137 on Sunday
Reply by Kathleen V. Smith

Art Fair Equipment, Vendors & Suppliers

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

691 Oct 17
Reply by Janet McGregor Dunn

For Sale or Trade

sell your art show related equipment or supplies

211 37 minutes ago
Reply by Katharine K. Owens

Business of Art Fairs

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

429 on Sunday
Reply by Vera Foley

Marketing & Sales of Your Art and Crafts

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

242 7 hours ago
Photography VS Jewelry etc.
by Larry Sohn

Art Show Information and Discussions

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

2026 8 hours ago
Reply by Larry Sohn

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.

155 May 27
Reply by Sara Hoffland

Questions & Answers for New Members

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

197 Jul 19
Reply by Shari Akers

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.

71 Jul 6
Anacortes, WA room share? For Anacortes Art Festival
by Margaret Aden

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.

364 Oct 20
Reply by Connie Mettler

In Memoriam

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

41 Jul 7
Reply by Jennifer Wiley

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?

10 Jul 2
Reply by Christina L. Towell

Southwest Artists Group

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

4 May 6
Reply by Larry Berman


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