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Bigger or smaller shows

Started this discussion. Last reply by Linnea Lahlum Jan 10. 37 Replies

I have a dilemma that seems to appear every show entering season. The question is to do shows that average fees of $180 which tend to be indoor shows with a mixture of craft and some fine art or…Continue

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Linnea Lahlum replied to peter brown's discussion Bigger or smaller shows
"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…"
Jan 10
peter brown replied to peter brown's discussion Bigger or smaller shows
"Why not keep the jury part which you are right protects you but eliminate the fee, I could gamble $50-75 and not get in with either glass or jewelry. I could live with just jewelry or just glass, although I am like your neighbor. Sometimes I sell…"
Jan 9
Linnea Lahlum replied to peter brown's discussion Bigger or smaller shows
"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…"
Jan 9
Larry Sohn replied to peter brown's discussion Bigger or smaller shows
"Ryan, Very well put. Some medium's sales, are basically by traffic flow. Others, like fine art photography, is dependent on qualified prospects."
Jan 9
Ryan Moyer replied to peter brown's discussion Bigger or smaller shows
"I'm sure some of it depends on the medium.  As a photographer I find that I do overwhelmingly better at the large, art branded shows.  The smaller resort area shows are just a fill-in for me because the large shows are generally hard…"
Jan 9
Richard L. Sherer replied to peter brown's discussion Bigger or smaller shows
"I finished applications for summer Colorado shows a couple weeks ago. Five shows; one new one and four proven money makers. Total outlay for jury and booth fees $1,715.  Both fees will start being payable in March, but if on credit card rather…"
Jan 6
Barry Shandler replied to peter brown's discussion Bigger or smaller shows
"So its not about the $ , its the experience. Lets see now.......,there is the mortgage to pay, the van payment, food for the family , school clothes, gasoline, electric, sewage, and natural gas bill, art materials, local, school, state , and good…"
Jan 5
Bonnie jo Kyles replied to peter brown's discussion Bigger or smaller shows
"I've been doing shows for 8 years and found that it's really hard to choose shows because there's quite a bit of inconsistency in sales from year to year. I did the same show for 3 years and did well the first 2 years but…"
Jan 5
Connie Mettler left a comment for peter brown
"Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Peter. 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…"
Dec 31, 2017
peter brown replied to Connie Mettler's discussion Here Comes Santa! Part II - 2017
"Must be great minds think alike. Glad you like it and good thing I asked jewelry or home decor! Peter Rhinoglass www.rhinoglassonline.com"
Dec 29, 2017
peter brown replied to peter brown's discussion Bigger or smaller shows
"Kathleen,  Hopefully I'm not competing with your jewelry! I got no chance. You make really good points as to why there is a seperate jurying to protect jewelry artists. Perhaps my argument might be with the extra fee, not the inclusion of…"
Dec 25, 2017
Kathleen J. Clausen replied to peter brown's discussion Bigger or smaller shows
"Peter, as a jewelry maker I can see how it would be frustrating to have to pay 2 jury fees to be able to sell both your cheese boards and your jewelry.  From my point of view, there are usually 25% up to 33% jewelry artists at a show, which…"
Dec 25, 2017
Mark Zirinsky replied to peter brown's discussion Bigger or smaller shows
"My two cents: I have been doing shows now for 3 years. I am focused on the top 10 or 20 arts shows, and I am ignoring the rest, with the exception of 2 local shows, 1 where I went to college (and manage to sell a few pieces) and the Boulder Colorado…"
Dec 22, 2017
Judy Christian replied to peter brown's discussion Bigger or smaller shows
"No, but I live on the other side of the country. That looks like the type of show that I am talking about, though."
Dec 22, 2017
peter brown replied to peter brown's discussion Bigger or smaller shows
"Judy,  Great ideas. I like the middle up $300-350 idea. It still really pisses me off that I have to jury twice for items that contain one medium. I can't remove the jewelry because its easily my best seller but so is chesseboards. I think…"
Dec 21, 2017
Judy Christian replied to peter brown's discussion Bigger or smaller shows
"Peter,  I suggest that you look at shows that are one step higher than what you are currently doing. Outdoor art shows one or two day, with a booth fee $150-$300. Traffic of 7,000-12,000 or so, an established show. You will have to put more…"
Dec 21, 2017

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At 11:12am on December 18, 2017, Christina L. Towell said…

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At 4:03pm on December 31, 2017, Connie Mettler said…

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