Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
Wishing everyone well this winter and lots of show acceptances. Meanwhile our puppies are on vacation having fun.
Added by Connie Mettler on December 16, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments
Ive been waitlisted at the big ones, bayou, woodlands. Are there any other decent shows for painters in texas or nearby in the spring. I'm either leaving florida to go to texas in late march for bayou city if i get in, or april then to the midwest for the summer. I travel full time so I'm flexible. I've applied to many, but havent gotten a good schedule sorted out as of yet.
So ya, looking for some recommendations, I havent done any in texas yet.
Booth Picture Tip
I've spend the better part of the past year writing about booth pictures. The article which ran in Sunshine Artist Magazine was reproduced here and on the ZAPP web site. If you haven't read it yet, here's a link:
I just ran into an unusual situation yesterday when contacted by an artist who had hired a non jury oriented professional…Continue
2014 is almost done and so am I (both figuratively and literally). I started this write-up just sit'n in my room after a nice dinner at the Big Fat Greek Restaurant on Mill Ave. in Tempe, AZ waiting for sleep to grab me.
For a more thorough review of this show see my previous posts. http://www.artfairinsiders.com/profiles/blogs/2011-tempe-fall-festival-of-the-arts And…
I'm looking for 36 artists to feature and promote in the coming months, and have issued a Call for Artists. Deadline midnight EST December 19, 2014.
Visual artists in any medium who would like to submit their work for consideration to become a featured artist on…Continue
Added by Carolyn Edlund on December 12, 2014 at 1:59pm — No Comments
December 12, 2014 20/20 is doing their show on "Closing the Sale." I have been looking for some info on what exactly they will be covering and I can't find anything. I did see the brief promo for it last week at the end of their show - you know when you are trying to catch the Christmas tree before it falls over and you aren't completely listening to the TV.
I do know it is on closing the sale but I don't know if it is about helping the customer to not be talked into making an…Continue
Here you go Connie, a short blog on Tempe Fall Festival of the Arts.
This was our second year participating and it truly felt like an entirely different show, different crowd, etc. Last year we had a booth location that was close to the end of the show on a side street, plus we had to deal with the Pac 12 Championship Game on Saturday of the show and it seemed most of the attendees were not there for the art show, they were there for the game and didn’t want to buy anything…Continue
Loving this interactive map, a mood map of the U.S. Researchers found that even though we are called the United States, there is lots of differentiation from location to location.
You knew that, right? You know the temperature of the Chicago crowd is not the same as the Tempe crowd? Or that Minneapolis doesn't equate…Continue
Well, I went, I saw, I was underwhelmed...not to say that there wasn't some really unusual, creative and interesting stuff there, there was but as far as fiber artists, I only saw one booth that had something similar to what I do - felted flower pots and bowls that were really quite nice.
The other fiber artists that were represented were mostly making crocheted infinity scarves and hats, which are…
3rd Annual AFI Secret Santa Gift Exchange
Time is running out to join this year's merriment!
this show sucks, and for some bizarre reason they decided to start charging admission this year so the returning artists said attendance was down 80%. My neighbor at the show was in my opinion a complete art show genius, she does gem stones and dumped like 5000 of them out on a table so people could pick though and she didnt get an opportunity to sit down all day she was so busy. I think it was definitely difficult for me to sell high end paintings next to 5$ stones, but shoot, she's got…Continue
Can't help but share this quirky "call for artists" ...
March 14 & 15
Historic Downtown Leesburg, Florida
Saturday & Sunday - 10 am to 5 pm
In our 38th year, the Leesburg Art Festival is held on Main Street in Downtown Leesburg. Leesburg is located in the heart of Central Florida, equal distance from each coast.
The Leesburg Art Festival in…
Added by Connie Mettler on December 5, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments
Added by Connie Mettler on December 2, 2014 at 6:37pm — No Comments
So on the art fair scene, I am still an introvert. I say "Hello" but probably nothing else unless someone ask's me a question. So my work speaks for itself? My sales this year were double of that of 2013. But how does an introvert interact with the customers coming into by booth? What advice would you give me to open up more with customers entering my booth? Are there other introverts in the art fair scene? And how have you done with being in this condition? I know I am kind of shy…Continue
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