Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
At a show in Charlotte, NC, a couple weekends ago, promoter Patty Narozny pointed out that there are very few young artists at the shows. And as I looked around that weekend and this past one, I began to see that she has a point.
I'm 56. Most of the artists I see at shows are in their 50s or older. Is this the way it has always been? Is it a symptom of changing economic times - young artists putting art aside to earn a steady paycheck? Or is it something about Gen Whatever It Would Be - Gen Zsquared?
When I do see a young artist at a show, he or she is often doing something really innovative, really cool, really interesting - and inspiring to me. So what's going on here?
That is awesome! I know some very talented architects who have a great skill for hand drawing. My hand drafting skills are quite good, but I don't have all of the tools necessary to make the drawings. I have a good friend who makes beautiful paintings of city-scapes using unconventional colors. I have quite a few of his original paintings and prints that he made when we were in school together. I only wish I was as talented at painting! It was never my thing. :)
I am 34 (almost 35), and I'm just starting at outdoor art fairs. I've already been selling from my studio/gallery for over 4 years, so this is not a completely new venture to me. Interesting to see this thread! It makes sense though about people with families maybe not wanting to do this.