Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
Please remove my March 7 post as I have lowered the price asking on my LIght Dome canopy.
I am trying not to be a bother, I would like to get the stuff sold is all.
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There are just a few options for purchasing weights, commercially made. Sculptor Jim Eaton with an industrial design background made and sold the Eaton Weights, Happifeet was another product available for some time and every now and then those John Deere tractor weights show up. The weights made precisely for tents usually come with an attaching system specifically designed for tents.
After having a banner year last year, I'm receiving a lot more rejections this year. I don't know what has changed? I was rejected for South University Art Fair, Crosby Festival of the Arts and now tonight Arts and Apples. It makes me wonder about my other applications. Will those be okay or will I see more rejections? I guess I am in a down year. Which I did not anticipate...
Arguably the best art festival in the country took place March 5-8 in La Quinta, CA. I've been promised by several people a review of the show (it was so good maybe they don't want to share), but an art fair patron sent me this because she wanted attention to be paid. Congrats to these artists!…Continue
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I have a quick question. I am new to art fests and was wondering the etiquette on displaying women's breasts in a painting. It will be very tasteful, such as in the victorian nude attached. She will be nude from the waist up, and will be depicted as a mermaid. I hate to have to cover her by adding long hair, but if I must, then I must. THANK YOU for your input:) P.S. I have checked the rules and regulations of the art fests, and did not see anything relating to…Continue
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Downtown Naples Festival of the Arts took place on March 21-22 on a six block stretch of 5th Avenue in downtown Naples, Florida. I participated in this show a few years ago and did not do well, but I applied to this year as a backup for Winter Park, which ran on the same weekend this year. I was on the wait list for Winter Park and did not get an invitation, so Marcia and I showed up at 5:30 am for the dreaded early morning setup on Saturday morning. Some artists don't mind that early…Continue
I've always relied on renting pipe and drapes for indoor shows from the show promoter – however I'm now considering purchasing my own. I do a couple smaller local shows which don’t offer rental options and sometimes the promoters at my larger shows chose a drape color that just doesn’t go with my product.
I realize there are several options out there – however can anyone recommend a quality product that won’t break the bank. I don’t mind spending a little more money for nice quality…Continue
We just finished our first show of the season, the three day, two shows combined event in Fairhope, Alabama. The festival ran March 20, 21, & 22 and show hours were Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. An awards dinner (great pasta food and deserts) was held Friday night from 6:30 to 7:30 and tickets are required that were exchanged for Mardi Gras beads to be served. One ticket was provided for each booth with the booth fee and an extra ticket costed $15,…Continue
Added by Connie Mettler on March 24, 2015 at 7:18pm — No Comments
After retiring from teaching art for 32 years i have had the chance to get back into the studio. Last year I did three shows. Two were inside and the one outdoor show provided a tent for "emerging artists". So this June will be the first outdoor show on my own. I purchased an eze up 10x10 tent last fall when eCanopy had some great sales. Used it Winterfair Columbus, an indoor show, worked great. But I have not yet purchased/made weights that I will need for the June show. This show is on…Continue
August 8 & 9
Shelby Township, Michigan
Lots of prizes and big prize money was passed out this weekend at Winter Park. Congratulations to photographer Michael Cole, taking home the $10,000 top prize!
BEST OF SHOW ($10,000 Purchase Award)
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