Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
Added by Connie Mettler on October 20, 2016 at 10:59pm — No Comments
Has anybody done this show? Booth prices suggest that it is a gallery-oriented event. Organizers are based in West Palm Beach(I think that is a suburb of Chi-Town). Usually at events in venues of this sort union labor is required to "touch" all of your items in-between the loading dock and your booth. Anything?
Last weekend we displayed our work at the Kentuck Festival of the Arts in Northport, Alabama. This show is difficult to get in to so we felt fortunate to be accepted on our first try. This show started as a Folk Art only event 45 years ago. Folk art is still the main focus of the show, but other mediums are now included. Our work is the antithesis of folk art so we were a little concerned about how it would be received. Our worries were unfounded as we had a great show.
I'm a 2-D artist selling prints of my digital paintings. I'm exhibiting at the One-of-a-Kind Show at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago for the first time. Two questions for you 2-D artists who have done the show in the past:
1. Should I bring my Pro Panels? Do most 2-D artists use them, or is it better to just stick with the white walls and use nails to hang things?
2. Booths are given four track lights. Should I order a couple more? How's the lighting?
Added by John Leben on October 18, 2016 at 11:39am — No Comments
We prefer to buy a new one, but if you have a used one that's white, clean & in good condition, please send a picture on here, Thanks! Kathleen & Steven
Added by Connie Mettler on October 16, 2016 at 5:19pm — No Comments
Well, I've done it. I've signed a lease on 1000 square feet of gallery in downtown Douglas, Michigan. We'll open for business in May. YIKES! Yes. It's crazy. Most galleries fold in a year or less. And, yes, I can show my work to more people on one weekend at an art fair, than I will probably reach in an entire season in my new gallery. But I'm still gonna do it. Here's why:
1. I did a test run a few years back in a gallery space on the highway outside of Saugatuck and Douglas. I kept…Continue
My head is spinning from trying to figure out what happened with Cocoa Beach and the Space Coast Art Festival. Lots of confusion about why it was cancelled, whose fault it was and the challenge of receiving refunds for the artists (which I have heard are in the mail).
So, let's move on. If you're open that weekend and looking for a sweet show, run by artists, nearby, check this out:…Continue
Added by Connie Mettler on October 14, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments
November 3-December 24
Santa Barbara, California
Paseo Nuevo Shopping Center
Suite 101 (next to Nordstrom's)
Deadline: October 17
Added by Connie Mettler on October 14, 2016 at 7:26am — No Comments
I haven't posted in awhile. I have been busy so figured I would limit my posts to new shows for me. …Continue
I did a show in downtown Philadelphia this weekend where there were heavy wind gusts. Saw 1 tent (not sure of the brand, not an EZup, but was aluminum) have its one front leg lift up 7 feet off the ground and onto the tent next to it. Saw another tent (a Trimline) end up upside down on the other side of a 4 foot fence that ran behind our booths. …Continue
Belleville, IL, hosts one of the finest art shows in the country, the Art Fair in the Square. Seems like they are out there prepping their audience all year. Here's an article from the etiquette writer of the Belleville News-Democrat, Dianne Isbell, including such ideas as:
(Disclaimer -- she calls the exhibitors vendors, not artists -- still this all applies)
1. Do not take…Continue
Presented by: Artisphere
Application fee: $30; Booth fee: $400
Despite its short history,…
Added by Connie Mettler on October 9, 2016 at 9:30pm — No Comments
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March 31-April 2
Downtown on Mill Avenue
10 am to 5:30 pm
Deadline: October 10
Application fee: $35
Artist Booth Fees: A 10 x…
Added by Connie Mettler on October 5, 2016 at 10:30pm — No Comments
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The Woodlands, Texas
Added by Connie Mettler on October 2, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments