Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
Help Getting Accepted into Art Shows - Part 4
No, I haven't gone over to the dark side and still recommend using a real camera to photograph your artwork or booth for jurying. But I have been investigating getting better quality pictures from my iphone camera. And by better quality, I don't mean improved composition. I mean technically improved pictures with less blurriness (sharper) and better exposure.
My next article consists of tips on how to take better pictures with…
Help Getting Accepted into Art Shows - Part 3
Once upon a time there was an artist who sold his paintings every weekend at art shows. He took a few pictures of his paintings, and for the few shows that required it, hung his paintings on the fence next to his house and took a “display” picture. The film was dropped off at the corner drug store where he picked up the slides three days later. He filled out a paper application, included two checks, a few 35mm slides and a self-addressed…
Rent Your Display
I added the option to list display equipment for rent in the For Sale and Trade forum. If you have display equipment sitting around that you only use a few times a year, why not have it generate some extra money for you. I rent my Pro Panels out a few times a year and they have paid for themselves a few times over.…
Help Getting Accepted into Art Shows - Part 2
My next article is detailed information on how to take good jewelry photographs describing the camera and lighting equipment and some tips on how to use it.
The most difficult type of artwork to photograph is jewelry. That’s because of it’s small size and that it can have many reflective surfaces. And because of it’s small size, it’s very difficult to keep the entire piece in focus. Also the jewelry medium is the most…Continue
Help Getting Accepted into Art Shows
I finally got around to listening to the podcast on reasons why you don't get into shows. Listening to the three show directors discuss ways to help your chances of getting into shows made me realize I need to republish some of my articles here on Art Fair Insiders.
The three factors discussed in the podcast are, 1 - your images, 2 - your booth and 3 - the artist statement.
I'll start with my article on how to photograph…