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Help with Getting Accepted into Juried Art Fairs

Started this discussion. Last reply by Barry Bernstein Nov 28. 17 Replies

HelloI have applied to 3 juried art festivals.. All 3 I have checked them out the prior years to see how many vendors there were selling photographs and If mine were different enough to be part of…Continue

Tags: juried art fairs, jurying

Curious, Can You write off your RV for Taxes?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris van atta May 1. 9 Replies

Something I have been thinking about for sometime.  Can you write of your RV for taxes? I know if you have a home based business you can write off rooms or square feet, such as office space and work…Continue

Seeking a Trimline 10x10 with add ons,

Started this discussion. Last reply by Greg Little Mar 27. 1 Reply

HelloI am newbie here.. Looking to connect with the community.. I am also searching for a used Trimline canopy.   I am a photographer, seeking to upgrade from the ez-up,,  Seeking a canopy with…Continue

Tags: photographer, canopy, trimline

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Barry Bernstein replied to Chris van atta's discussion Help with Getting Accepted into Juried Art Fairs
"I was reacting to your initial post. Your second explanation of yourself gives a much better picture. Your head is in the right place. I, for one, have always tried for the best shows in the country. That is where I want to be. They are the best run…"
Nov 28
Britt Hallowell replied to Chris van atta's discussion Help with Getting Accepted into Juried Art Fairs
"When you sit at shows, you'll see big pieces walk by. Not a ton, but that's the thing with big pieces, it doesn't take many to make big sales. Also a lot of artists offer to deliver big pieces to the clients home. But big wall pieces…"
Nov 26
Chris van atta replied to Chris van atta's discussion Help with Getting Accepted into Juried Art Fairs
"Larry, Going to have to build something nice. & economical.. Unless they sell prefab somewhere I need to be informed of?"
Nov 26
Chris van atta replied to Chris van atta's discussion Help with Getting Accepted into Juried Art Fairs
"Megan Not that I need to do national shows... Its just the only ones I know of and have attended  as a tourist / traveler in Florida. I only want to do Florida in the Winter..  I have my bases covered for the summer months.. With the…"
Nov 26
Larry Berman replied to Chris van atta's discussion Help with Getting Accepted into Juried Art Fairs
"If you are going to have a bin(s) at the show, you need to include at least one in the picture so the booth is representative of what you'll show up with.Larry Berman"
Nov 26
Megan Peterson replied to Chris van atta's discussion Help with Getting Accepted into Juried Art Fairs
"Hey there! I'm not a photographer & have only been on the circuit for 4 or so years..so take this for what it is, but I've been next to many photographers who had beautiful work and barely made cost. Appealing to the buying crowd of…"
Nov 26
Chris van atta replied to Chris van atta's discussion Help with Getting Accepted into Juried Art Fairs
"I’m a a full time professional. 7 years now. Destination weddings and X surf photographer for a national Magazine. I have been received into plenty of shows. Maybe not the National Best Shows. Ones I have been involved with,  well seem…"
Nov 26
Barry Bernstein replied to Chris van atta's discussion Help with Getting Accepted into Juried Art Fairs
"Warning: This may not be kind. 1) I am not a vendor, I am an artist. Vendors sell turkey legs and watered down lemonade to the masses. Take yourself more seriously. 2) You only applied to 3 shows? Apply to 10. You will get rejected more times than…"
Nov 26
Barrie Lynn Bryant replied to Chris van atta's discussion Help with Getting Accepted into Juried Art Fairs
"The grids are not bothering my view of the work. But if you can rephotograph this, move the back wall grouping to either the left or right side and then move that table to the back corner. Nothing on that table can be identified and thus detracts…"
Nov 26
Chris van atta replied to Chris van atta's discussion Help with Getting Accepted into Juried Art Fairs
"This is all good stuff to know. So my look is shabby chic coastal. So the frames are different colors and price points. Maybe this is a bad idea for juried shows. And dress right dress is better?"
Nov 25
Britt Hallowell replied to Chris van atta's discussion Help with Getting Accepted into Juried Art Fairs
"Also cut in closer to the frame of the tent. Jurors dont want to see that much sky and side of buildings. Only your work."
Nov 25
Sheila Lamberson replied to Chris van atta's discussion Help with Getting Accepted into Juried Art Fairs
"I’d also suggest more consistency in your framing choices. Too many varieties can be distracting for the overall booth look."
Nov 25
Mindy Colton replied to Chris van atta's discussion Help with Getting Accepted into Juried Art Fairs
"For a jury shot I'd simplify the booth. Space them more like a gallery.  If you can at least get a pro panel or mesh for the back wall that might be a start. Take out the the flip bin. Nothing near the ground. Mt Dora and Images(NSB) are…"
Nov 24
Barry Shandler replied to Chris van atta's discussion Help with Getting Accepted into Juried Art Fairs
"I don't see anything negative about your display or your picture.  I like the grid walls look.  I think there is just too many photography vendors out there."
Nov 24
Chris van atta replied to Chris van atta's discussion Help with Getting Accepted into Juried Art Fairs
"My Dora art festival Florida, New Smyrna, Jekyll Island SC. I agree with the Grids. I do have mesh walls. Just the grids act as good anchors for the tent for high winds. My whole them is coastal low country seascapes etc. I think I need to set up…"
Nov 24
Britt Hallowell replied to Chris van atta's discussion Help with Getting Accepted into Juried Art Fairs
"I would definitely do away with the grid walls. It's hard to even see your photographs amidst the grid lines. What images are you trying to jury in with? Are they cohesive? Or are you doing a broad range trying to show your variety? What shows…"
Nov 24

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At 9:07am on March 27, 2017, Christina L. Towell said…

Hi Chris,

Welcome to AFI!  We're delighted to have you joining us and hope you'll find the information you need to get started on this new path.  Thanks and best of luck as you proceed.

At 10:57pm on April 3, 2017, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Chris. We’re so glad you joined us. I hope you’ll find the site helpful and that you’ll share your ideas and experiences, ask questions and join the discussions. The site is only as good as the members make it. We have a lot to offer one another, experienced and newbie alike.

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