Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
Well, I thought I had a new booth set-up worked out, but it just didn't work for me. Ihave the freestanding shelf unit with one additional half-width shelf and three mini shelves, all in oatmeal.…Continue
I've had a note from the new director of the Wickford Fine Art Festival, in Wickford, RI. She was the director for 20 years, then left, and for the past few years, there's been a different director…Continue
This is the second time I've gotten into the 4 Bridges Festival, and I was again impressed with the quality of the show and happy with my sales during and after.The show takes place in a roofed…Continue
Taubman Museum Sidewalk Art Show
June 3-4, 2017,Roanoke, VA
Booth fee $250
This is a small, lovely show that is hosted by and takes place near the fine and cool-looking Taubman Museum. Part of the show is on the street, and part is on a small, grassy square. That's where I was.
I'm an oil painter, with pieces from $75 to $4500, and I had a good, solid $3K-ish show. Though artists who had done this show in the past said attendance was way…
Annapolis Art & Wine Festival
Booth fee $375 (? can't remember exactly)
I'm an oil painter, with pieces from $75 to $4500, and I had an astonishingly good show. But I have to say that my success - close to $10K - felt like an absolute miracle. Everywhere around me, artists didn't make their booth…
Paradise City Arts Festival
May 27-29, 2017
Booth fee $950
I'm a painter, with pieces from $75 to $4500. This show was the first "real" show that accepted me, eight years ago, and it has also been my highest-grossing show ever, two years ago. But after this year, I'm going to take a break from it.
The show takes place at the Three County Fairground in Northampton, MA. It's a wealthy area, and the show advertises heavily on all media, and draws people…Continue
Uptown Art Fair, Minneapolis, MN, Aug. 5-7
Jury fee: $40; Booth fee: $550; 350 artists
Friday, 12-8; Saturday, 10-8; Sunday, 10-5 T
his was my first year at Uptown, and it was a long way for me to go for a single show (I live in Virginia). But it was a beautiful show, well-organized and structured, and I had a successful show, well worth my time and the expense.
I'm an oil painter, with pieces ranging from $100 to $4500. Many of my paintings are large. Not knowing…Continue