Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
I am going to exhibit at the Woodlands Waterway show in Houston April 10th but since I am coming out from California, to maximize my trip, I thought I would apply to other Texas shows around that same time period. I was just accepted to the Lubbock Arts Festival for the following weekend but before I accept, I wanted to check if anyone out there has done this show and what they have to say about it. I could find no blog threads on the site relating to Lubbock. Anybody? Beuller...…Continue
Three weeks ago, while I was in Louisville, Ky, for the St James Court Art Fair, in the week preceding the show, my van was robbed and 3/4 of my beaded jewelry was stolen. I didn't realize it had happened because I wasn't using the van for driving around (I was there also to visit my son and granddaughter who live in that city) and didn't even notice it until I started out that fateful Thursday morning to go set up for the show.
Well, you can believe that I was devastated, in shock,…Continue
Another learning experience for me.
I did this show because I was going to be nearby and could fit it into my schedule. It is held on a large field adjacent to the parking lot of the Navy/Marine Corp Memorial Stadium. Easy load in and load out as vans can drive right up to the tents with wide access aisles. No vendor amenities to speak of. They gave you water if you went to the show office and asked for it. Period.
There was a man directing you to your space when you pulled…Continue
I was accepted to, and sold at, both weekends of this famous art fair (famous in its region). I sell very expensive, beaded jewelry, to put myself in context. It was my first time there. There was no assigned parking for exhibitors; just fend for yourself and hope you don't get a ticket or a boot. That was nerve wracking. The weather in Charleston, around Memorial Day, is so variable, and on set-up day it was 94 degrees with 87% humidity, very exhausting.