Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
When you got your art fair news email from ArtfairInsiders.com on Monday morning it was FULL of ads. Our apologies to you.…Continue
Added by Connie Mettler on June 11, 2018 at 10:10am — No Comments
June 16 & 17
Added by Connie Mettler on June 7, 2018 at 12:58pm — No Comments
Thanks to everyone that has ever posted to this sight. I have learned so much from this site. If I didn't ask the question, then someone else did and my answer was right in front of me. I have come a long way from crafting to artist. I got my confidence right here, reading about everything one needed to know to move on and move up. Thank you to those who donated and those who donated prizes. I was a recipient of a beautiful piece of art. Thank you Joel! I may not post a lot but I do…Continue
First time at this show. People were very engaged, enthusiastic and appreciative of the art and artists. They asked meaningful questions and showed a lot of interest. That interest translated into sales. Although some sales were out of the bin (they chose the largest of my matted pieces) many sales came off of the walls! It has been a long time since I was at a show that paid off as this one did.
It should be noted that for many years, there has been a "scab" show adjacent to this…Continue
Added by S Brian Berkun on June 4, 2018 at 6:49pm — No Comments
The KIA art Fair was last weekend. Artists setup early on Friday morn and the Fair is from 3pm-8pm that day.
Then on Saturday it runs from 9-5. No Sunday show.
It is setup in a beautiful downtown park, Bronson Park. Artists have plenty of room around and in the rear of their booths.
Setup and teardown are pretty mellow. You do…Continue
I have been gathering all the supplies needed to complete my booth set up! I have finally arrived ! Excited to set it up & take photos of it for submission.
My question is.. You think it will be ok to set it up in the yard? Or my storage location where there is plenty of room? Or is a must to have it set up at a actual show? There are deadlines coming upper some Florida shows and I need to have this done soon..
What is the best practice? Will it…Continue
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Many, many thanks for all the pledges. This was one of our most successful pledge drives so far. I appreciate your generosity, some of you for many, many years. The art fair business thrives under its community umbrella. Sharing with one another enriches everyone.
Here are the names drawn today in the order in which they were…Continue
You support our websites with your donations and we really appreciate it. We couldn't do it without you. Listen as Connie Mettler, host of ArtFairRadio.com and ArtFairCalendar.com and an art fair "celebrity", photography guru,…Continue
Added by Connie Mettler on May 30, 2018 at 8:32am — No Comments
Here are 4 more prizes available in our pledge drive - helpful guides, lessons, workbooks and statistics distilled from years of experience of show organizers, artists, teachers and marketers:
1. The How to Organize & Host a Community Arts Festival Guide- 80 pages …Continue
Added by Connie Mettler on May 28, 2018 at 8:30pm — No Comments
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Just a few days left to contribute to our 9th Pledge Drive. All contributions will have their name entered in to the drawing on May 31, 6 pm ET. How do you like these prizes?
1. Echo - (2nd Generation)…
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Here are two popular discussions from our archives:
Shannon Blosser wants to know about booth shots:
As a relative newcomer, I still have tons of questions about every little thing I might do. It occurred to me, after seeing this category, that it would have been a giant help to me to just see examples of working artists' booths in one place, instead of searching around for information. I'm starting the thread by showing mine, and I hope others will add theirs. It…Continue
Added by Connie Mettler on May 24, 2018 at 4:13pm — No Comments
Reposting this for your edification ... and because I liked it, from member Jeff Owen:
Added by Meg Mettler on May 23, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments
In the beginning art fairs were created and artists and art buyers flocked to attend. You were one of them. Your mother and your friends thought your work was wonderful and maybe they were right, so off you went to the marketplace.…Continue
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