Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
I am new to Artfair Insiders, and am curious if there is ever a show in Springfield, Mo. I wanted to attend a show sometime. I am curious if most of the art shows are wall art.
I am a woodworker, and buid many different types of boxes, but have never set up at any show because of the expense in doing so, and the travel. I have no storage room for booth shelves and a canopy, ect. at this point. If I would do shows, I will have to make an investment in…Continue
I was just curious if anyone had any experience with selling with this online juried website? I applied and was accepted, but I don't know of anyone who has used it and was a little nervous to try it out. If it works as it says though, it could be a pretty nice tool. I'd really like to hear from anyone who has had experience with them.
Here is the link:
All of us folks in Michigan have been ga-ga for many years about the amazing work and the social activity that takes place in late September in Grand Rapids at the $500,000 ArtPrize.
Guess what folks? The people in Dallas want an ArtPrize too. Texas artists take note ... this is an amazing opportunity to have your most fabulous work entered into this popular competition and a crack at the very BIG prize money.
Thanks to all of you who participated in the survey and shared it with others. Our second annual best art fair survey is all tallied. The purpose of the survey is to bring attention to the best shows in the country and promote "art fair tourism."
Sara Shambarger, director of art fairs at the Krasl Art Center, resigned on November 21, the organization announced. Shambarger spent 19 years directing the popular Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff, and three years leading the Artisan Market fundraiser for the St. Joseph art center.
The popular St. Joe art fair was started in 1962 and has been a loved local tradition, increasing in…Continue
Added by Connie Mettler on November 20, 2014 at 5:42pm — No Comments
ArtFairCalendar.com has just finished its 2nd annual "America's Best Art Fairs" survey and we'll be announcing the winners.
We asked our mailing list of over 50,000 art fair patrons what was the best art fair in the country and had an amazing nationwide response. Nearly 90% of the respondents completed…Continue
Congratulations to Oscar Matos Linares and thanks to him for his poignant and personal post, "What it Means to be an Hispanic Artist in the United States of America in year 2014." The members have chosen it as the "best in…Continue
So, I did do the Guild's first year show in Ypsilanti, Michigan; The Holiday Art Fair. It was at the Eastern Michigan University Convocation Center. Saturday of the show was kind of slow. Most of the artists that I talked to, sales were down. That was for me too. Just making over a $100 on Saturday.
But the Guild called me on Thursday to be on television. Yes, I would not pass up any free exposure. So at 8:18 in the Sunday morning I was interviewed by Fox 2 Detroit for my art…Continue
May 9 & 10
Presented by Bethesda Urban Partnership and Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District
Saturday 10am-6pm; Sunday…
Added by Connie Mettler on November 18, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments
Three Rivers Art Festival in Covington Louisiana was this past weekend. What a fun show to do. This was my first year showing here. I have family in Louisiana, so last year when I was asked to be a roadie I figured I would go check out why so many talented artists do this show which is in a small historic area…Continue
A while back, there was a post about giving discounts at art shows. Some artists refuse to give discounts to potential customers at shows, stating that it is an insult. While I agree with this to a point, I have managed to turn this around on several occasions. When someone asks me if I will take less, I simply tell them that I am always willing to take less for people who make multiple purchases and for past customers.
Over the years, this has worked wonders for me, not only…Continue
As you may remember, I blogged recently about how my booth was destroyed overnight while I was exhibiting at this fine festival in October.
Today, I received a check from them to recover all my damages to my display.
It restores my faith in art show promoters having integrity and caring about…Continue
Added by Connie Mettler on November 16, 2014 at 7:30pm — No Comments
How making changes in his art enabled Batik artist, Amos Amit, to revitalize an art fair career that started in the 1970's, engaging his old customers and finding a new audience to appreciate his work. It also brought awards and acceptance at even more of the top shows. This is engaging and strategic…
does anyone have any info on either of these december florida shows?
palm harbor is 12/6-7
St pete is 12/20-21
any info would be great.
With 4 wholesale crafts markets scheduled between January & mid February, how does one decide which show to choose? If you are a first timer there are several factors to consider.
Just spent three hours hosing off all my panel covers, tarps and awnings--after the dust-bowl at Pensacola. I guess it was worth it, would have rather been working on my short game--but, that's show biz.
Read on, it's worth it.
This show is on a weekend in November with lots of options for doing…Continue
We recently hosted a podcast, "The No Mistake Mistake Art Fair Career: 10 Tips from the Experts"
Our guests were Larry Berman and Bruce Baker. Larry focused on getting into the show and Bruce focused on make…Continue