Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
Added by Connie Mettler on March 26, 2015 at 7:34pm — No Comments
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
Added by Connie Mettler on March 25, 2015 at 6:30pm — No Comments
Added by laurie Olefson on March 25, 2015 at 11:54am — No Comments
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)
Added by Connie Mettler on March 22, 2015 at 8:30pm — No Comments
Added by Connie Mettler on March 22, 2015 at 8:32am — No Comments
So many shows are held on the streets that artists need to improvise. How about these choices?
1. PVC in white:
2. PVC in black:…Continue
Added by Connie Mettler on March 20, 2015 at 9:00pm — No Comments
Show promoters- Puleeeeze stop calling for "vendors" in your prospectuses and advertising. It drives me nuts!
Added by Connie Mettler on March 19, 2015 at 6:57pm — No Comments
I went to the Broad Ripple Art Fair Open Jury in Indianapolis in February. I got to be a "fly on the wall," watching five judges as they decided the fate of 539 artists that had applied for the show.
Because I am a jewelry artist who participates in juried art shows, and because the jury process has always been dark and mysterious to me, I decided to attend. It was a show to which I had applied, located an hour from my home, and an invitation had been emailed to all…Continue
Added by Connie Mettler on March 18, 2015 at 8:30pm — No Comments