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Kathy Klenk
  • Marietta, GA
  • United States
  • Polymer Clay
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Application fees

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kathy Klenk Aug 28. 12 Replies

Hi everyone,I've been a lurker since I joined art fair insiders and have learned so much and have enjoyed so much of the information.  This is truly a wonderful community.I realize there is never any…Continue

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Aug 28
Kathy Klenk replied to Kathy Klenk's discussion Application fees
"Don, I just now learned about the difference between juried and non juried.  It makes more sense now.  I've been very intimidated by the idea of juried shows but I'm learning so much here I hope to start applying for next year as…"
Aug 28
Kathy Klenk replied to Kathy Klenk's discussion Application fees
"Awesome!  Thanks so much Loc.  You are exactly correct, I am new to this and have gotten my feet wet at school/church shows. I'm creating small sculptures.  Once I get any good photos, MUCH harder then I ever imagined, I'll…"
Aug 28
Don Hart replied to Kathy Klenk's discussion Application fees
"Hi Kathy. I haven't done a small non juried show in many years. Presently the cheapeast booth fee I pay for any of the shows I do is $250 and the average booth fee is about $500 and I do shows that are over $1000. I have found over the years…"
Aug 27
Loc Tran replied to Kathy Klenk's discussion Application fees
"Hi Kathy, I think you are asking if there is a correlation between higher booth fees and higher sales? And the short answer is 'not necessarily' but certainly possible. If you are paying less than $100 for booth space, chances are you are…"
Aug 27
Kathy Klenk replied to Kathy Klenk's discussion Application fees
"I should have clarified even further.  I've done local shows only that are not juried or if they are juried there was no fee associated. Does anyone here do smaller non juried shows?"
Aug 27
Larry Sohn replied to Kathy Klenk's discussion Application fees
"In most shows that I have done, I never pay a booth fee with the application. The normal process, for me, has been to pay the jury fee, when applying with the application. Then if I am accepted, I then pay the booth fee. I do not have an application…"
Aug 26
Kathy Klenk replied to Kathy Klenk's discussion Application fees
"Larry, I did use the wrong terminology.  It is a booth fee I am referring to.  I've never paid an application fee now that I think about.  The booth fee always had to accompany the application so I just considered it an…"
Aug 25
Larry Sohn replied to Kathy Klenk's discussion Application fees
"Kathy, Are you using the wrong terminology? Application fee VS Booth fee? I have never paid over $100 "application / jury fee". Now booth, almost always."
Aug 25
Kathy Klenk replied to Kathy Klenk's discussion Application fees
"Hi Greg That is amazing!  I read some of your discussions and I'm surprised some of the shows you've been to weren't over $100.  Good to know. Kathy"
Aug 25
Kathy Klenk replied to Kathy Klenk's discussion Application fees
"Hey Richard, Thanks for your reply.  That is helpful and interesting,   'researching demographics ...' is not something I would have thought of.  So far its just been what show is within distance and are they still…"
Aug 25
Greg Little replied to Kathy Klenk's discussion Application fees
"Never spent upwards of $100 for an applicatrion fee. Doubt I ever will."
Aug 24
Richard L. Sherer replied to Kathy Klenk's discussion Application fees
"Jury fees of $25-$35 are pretty much the norm. You would be better off researching demographics of show and area to determine if your art was a "good fit" than putting much stock in the amount charged for a 10x10 booth space. There a lots…"
Aug 24
Kathy Klenk posted a discussion

Application fees

Hi everyone,I've been a lurker since I joined art fair insiders and have learned so much and have enjoyed so much of the information.  This is truly a wonderful community.I realize there is never any guarantee but I was wondering also what the consensus is about spending upwards of $100 for an application for an event.  So far I've done shows only $15 - $35 and admittedly only had a few where I sold anything.  The others I did not sell anything or maybe just 1 or 2 pieces. Have you found  a…See More
Aug 24
Connie Mettler left a comment for Kathy Klenk
"Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Kathy. 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…"
Aug 9
Christina L. Towell left a comment for Kathy Klenk
"Hi Kathy, Welcome to Art Fair Insiders!  We're delighted to have you joining our community of artists and artisans and hope you'll find the site beneficial.  Thanks so much for subscribing to the newsletter and best wishes for…"
Aug 6

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Your Medium
Polymer Clay
Years in the Art Fair Business
2
First show ever
Marietta Square
What are the best things about art fairs
The variety of other vendors and people who attend
Best show ever and why
My first one. It was the beginning of the season and alot of people came and I got a lot of compliments and almost sold out. It energized me to keep going with it.
Worst show ever and why
The last one. I didn't have correct lighting, it was late in the season so not many people and I only sold one item.
Who referred you to ArtFairInsiders.com? Please be specific.
I get the "Call for Artists" email and followed one of the hyperlinks about a woman wanting feedback on her tent setup. The comments were very specific and helpful so I knew I wanted to be part of this community.
What is one fun fact about yourself?
I don't accept my age, I "play" with my clay, I ride horses like a kid and still eat twinkies!

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At 8:56am on August 6, 2018, Christina L. Towell said…

Hi Kathy,

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders!  We're delighted to have you joining our community of artists and artisans and hope you'll find the site beneficial.  Thanks so much for subscribing to the newsletter and best wishes for continued success.

At 9:16pm on August 9, 2018, Connie Mettler said…

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