Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
Added by Connie Mettler on July 29, 2014 at 9:48pm — No Comments
Well, it's been another successful one day show. I beat my last year's totals by about $50. But this year more people came through my booth because I requested a different booth location. I put last years map back into this post because I changed from booth 53 to booth 14. While no framed pieces sold, but just a lot of 5x7s and 8x10s plus postcards, that means that I had higher traffic though my booth this year.
Art on the Mall is produced by the University of Toledo's…Continue
Many of you probably know the very friendly and sweet Jim Barbagallo of Raku Pottery, out of Rockford IL. Very sadly, Jim passed away on July 11. Jim was one of the very first artists that i met when I began art shows years ago. I will never forget how friendly and kind he was to me as a newbie. And he always checked in with me at any shows where we happened to be at together. He always had a smile for everyone. He will be very missed.…Continue
I had a great time this year at Ann Arbor. Amid the lovely, heartfelt compliments there were a few comments I "collected" and thought you all might get a chuckle out of them...
Two separate buyers assured me I shouldn't worry because my work would be "going to a good home."
A lady with a very obvious Chinese accent and a large camera pointed at my ceramic art:
"Is all of this made in the US?"
Another lady scrutinizing the sculpted ceramic…Continue
Hello, I just had my EZ up tent collapse at the Akron Hardesty Park show last night in a torrential downpour. The gods were watching out for me though, because none of my work, miraculously, was damaged. So I tomorrow am buying a Trimline for sure. My question is, for displaying my photographs, is it acceptable or a good idea to buy Flourish's mesh panels, or is it necessary to buy Propanels? I currently am using metal grids, that are going the way of my tent (the dumpster). I just don't…Continue
What to me in the last two shows and one that I was hoping to get in but did not happen. So finally got time to write these two shows reviews but one it had discuss widely. Main reason I was in the wait list for Geneva, IL show run by EM Events but I could get in. I sad about because I won a merit award in this show last year and was my best show of last season. Anyone I hope to ear good things from this show even as I write the weather could be nasty at some periods during this weekend. I…Continue
I stumbled across this today and just had to post this. Here are 25 amazing sculptures from all around the world. It would be hard to imagine a world without sculptures. Take a look:
My favorites are the Passersby in Poland and…Continue
Best in Category
Acrylic - Tim MacDonald
Clay Functional - Rob Wiedmaier
Clay Non-Functional - Karen Bell
Digital Art - John Ames…Continue
Ann Arbor, MI - July 16-19, 2014 - 4 shows in one and plenty to see
In our part of the country it is a rite of summer. At other shows in the region artists…Continue
September 20 & 21
Sandy Springs, Georgia
120 fine art and fine craft booths
Deadline: July 25
Added by Connie Mettler on July 24, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments
I am preparing for my first art festival. I have a 10' x 10' tent but I don't have walls. I need some suggestions for walls. What works the best. My art is on wood so it does have a little weight to each piece. Thanks for your help :)
I was on my way back home and had been mentally preparing to go to my next show in Grand Junction, CO after having survived the long week in Oklahoma City at the end of April. My wife informed me over the phone that her father had taken a turn for the worse.
Let me back up a bit. Five years ago my wife had resigned her position as an administrative assistant in the police department, after much decision making anguish, to return to New Mexico to take care of her mother whose…
Years ago I had done shows hosted by Downtown Boulder, Inc. on the Pearl Street pedestrian mall but gave them up due to the fact that they were underwhelming. The last time I did one was 7 years ago. In the interim, 4 years ago, the OpenArts people decided to expand on their mission and held a show that no one attended. It was held in a nice open area adjacent to a shopping mall in Boulder but apparently the word didn't get out.
OpenArts is known, at least in part, for hosting the…Continue
Well, this was attempt #3 at this show for me and I'm pretty darn sure it is my last.
This show is held in Downtown Kalispell, MT at Depot Park. It's a great (mostly shaddy) area. The layout is always tricky and easy to get lost and miss booths but this year the organizers did a much better job to help keep dead zones from happening. The volunteers come around every so often to ask if you need reprieve. I was in an area close to the food, music stage, and right next to the…Continue
Cackling and horrified, I untied the loose knots holding up curtain backdrop as quickly as I was able. Thankfully and blissfully, the curtains dropped to the ground. I clipped the curtains shut and hung as much weight on the bottom of the curtains as I dared.
Giddy laughter would not stop bubbling from my lips. Again and again I looked in disbelief at the photo I had just snapped of my booth. I could not have set up, framed or imagined a more perfectly horrible image of my…
I went to Artegon (Orlando) yesterday and talked to Zack Goldberg about getting a space. He is very helpful and friendly, if you have other questions or want to talk to him, his phone number is 401-368-9071.
Mall - they are refurbishing an old mall. Construction is looking good. Mall looks like an * asterisk from above, with anchor stores on radiating out from a central flattened ellipse, which is where artegon will be located. right now there isn't much traffic at the mall,…Continue
Even though last years sales at Kohler's Midsummer Festival of the Art didn't really warrant a return, I decided to apply again since I had moved back to Wisconsin and it would be an ok filler if I needed it. As it turns out I got in Kohler again, which is good since Kohler and the Uptown Art Fairs in MN are the only shows I was accepted into this year. Tough year compared to my previous couple years where I had a much higher acceptance rate!
It was a beautiful weekend with…Continue
The Alpine Art Affair was held in Winter Park, CO July 19-20 in a small city park. This was the 41st year for the show. Show hours were 9-5 on Saturday and 9-4 on Sunday. Winter Park is primarily a ski resort about an hour and a half west of Denver. During the summer, cycling, extreme mountain biking along with fishing, hiking and camping are popular activities. A jazz festival is held the same weekend as the art show and this brings a lot of people from Denver into town. The drive…Continue