"I agree with the others, so I won't reiterate all those good suggestions.
I have seen friends forced to quit because they were priced out of the market, and would not make a few lower priced pieces.
I am thrilled when I sell a…"
I am asking for a friend who needs one. I know Rio used to have one, but they don't carry it anymore. I don't sell rings anymore, because - surprise! Too many were stolen. I was trying to explain the concept to him, but it wasn't getting across. Something inexpensive or that he can make himself would be a plus. He sells only a few at a time, space is limited, and they are on consignment, so he is not there to watch them. So not the kind that runs a dowel through the display from front to back…See More
"No, it's not similar at all. In your example, photography is still all 2D wall art (though many shows frown on cards or disallow them). But if the photographer started putting their images on mugs and dishes, then they are infringing on the…"
"Peter, in the bad old days it was common for artists in many mediums to have a rack or 2 or jewelry in addition to their main product. So the potters would have some ceramic earrings, the wood people a tray of wooden earrings, etc. Often priced very…"
"From my perspective with 30 years experience:
Many, many people will not ask. I know I don't. I agree with the other reasons previously mentioned.
Another reason not covered so far: Asking the price can be construed as…"
Hi, Linnea! Connie suggested I leave a comment for you... Coming from the Chicagoland area, what do you know of the Deerfield Festival of Arts in Deerfield, and the Naperville Women's Guild's Art Show? Both of these are on the weekend of June 4-5... Have you done either of these or heard good/bad info on them? Coming from Central Illinois, I know both areas are good areas, but I'm having a hard time finding any reviews on either show. Any thoughts or comments would be most appreciated! Many thanks in advance, then, for your time and efforts!
Thank you for your response. I have realized from perusing this site that there are just so many issues that I have never considered. I appreciate the advice from all of you who have been in the business.
Hi Linnea! I was looking for information about Artfest Midwest, and saw your post about booth recommendations. Since you did the show last year, do you have any booth location recommendations?
Hi Linnea...I'm exhausted tonight. I will call the hotel and see if they will accept your name instead of mine. It's a Country Inn and Suites which are nice. I'll get it done by 10:30 central time. Call me! 770 843 4604