Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
Trying to make an informed comparison for these two shows (competing weekend), 10/14/17.
Rittenhouse is listed as a "Craft"/ however my medium, Photography, is not accepted into the other PA Guild shows. I'm told this is really a fine art show.
For Fine Art photography, which is a better show?
Both are close enough drive.
Net cost for both shows should be similar.
Rittenhouse is 3 days, Bethesda 2 days.
I've done another show run by the same person as Bethesda, they run a very good show and are good to work with. Have not tried a PA guild show yet.
I looked into both of these shows when I first moved to PA (2010).
Don't recall my reasoning, but I decided that the Bethesda show would be good to try.
Applied but got waitlisted.
I have done one PA guild show, which is the one in Wilmington in the convention center in July.
There was not a large crowd, but steady. My first year was very good, but it was prob due to the
fact that I was new. Second year I did about 1/2 of that amount.
I do not know of anyone personally who has done Rittenhouse. I know a few who have done Bethesda- other potters, one was very happy who did not travel far, and one was not happy at all, who came from several states away.
The PA Guild shows have a good reputation, although I am not especially drawn to them.
Hi Larry - I think you are misinformed. Photography is allowed at all 3 PA Guild shows (two of which are at Rittenhouse Square, May and October). https://www.pacrafts.org/fine-craft-fairs
Photography is not allowed at the June and September Rittenhouse Square Fine Arts fairs http://www.rittenhousesquareart.com/ which are held in the same location as two of the PA Guild shows, but are not Guild shows. Two separate organizations hold shows at Rittenhouse Square - PA Guild of Craftsmen and The Rittenhouse Square Fine Arts Association.
Hope that clears things up. As far as which show for photography (Bethesda or PA Guild), can't say.