Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
Hi Guys,I know the members of this forum are savvy in getting to shows and handling the expenses better than I am, since I am just getting back to showing again this past Fall.Consequently, I landed…Continue
I'm doing the ACC Show next month for the first time and was wondering what to expect. Any input will be greatly appreciated. I seem to have a good booth spot but boy, it's an expensive show to do…Continue
It was the 65th year of the Fairhope Arts Festival this past weekend. In a cute suburb of Mobile Alabama, the show hosts 236 artists throughout the town's main cross streets. It's 300 dollars to participate with a prize chest of over 10 thousand dollars. The show is a three day event that starts at ten each day and ends at 6 on Friday and Saturday and then on 5 on Sunday.
Load in on Thursday at 6 pm was pretty uneventful and was easy to maneuver as was load out. The show is set up in…Continue
Just a short review of the last show I did in Naperville, Illinois. It was the only show I had scheduled for this month and since I had done well at Old Town I thought that heading back to the Chicago area would be more of the same. That's the thing about this business.....it takes you high and then it BAM...slaps you right in the face. Ha!
Naperville Woman's Club Art Fair is located in Naperville Settlement, a re-enactment of a early mid-west village with all the "feels".…Continue
Just wanted to get a shout out to the guys at "Flourish" who so kindly accommodated me when I was lucky enough to win the third prize, the Mesh Panels, in the Fund Drive Auction.
Honestly, I hardly ever win anything. In my twenties I won a car in a "Paint a Body" contest.....That's the biggest thing I can remember. This was just as good! I love that so many of us were able to win something. How many times does that ever happen.
And most of all Thanks to Connie, who keeps this…Continue
This past weekend I was at Old Town, this year's AFI listed #1 show. I was a bit skeptical since I was there last year and just did ok, no great shakes. Not that is was bad, but sometimes when you do a show for the first time the payback isn't as good as your expectations.
That didn't stop me from sending in my money this year when I happily got accepted. The show is well organized and about two weeks before, you get a packet with all that is necessary to be able to understand what…Continue