Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
Welcome to Lemon Drops Art. I began this business with a deeply-rooted…
Where have all the nice exhibitors gone?
This is not meant to offend anyone. Anyone who really knows me knows that I tell it like it is. And I use what happens to me to hopefully help other people.
I am a photo realistic watercolor artist. I began doing art shows in 1990. I have done them for quite some time. In 2011 I was in a crosswalk and a drunk driver on drugs in an F150 hit another F150 and that truck hit me and sent me flying in the air. My life as an artist stopped at…Continue
I bought a used dome tent last year. Unfortunately, during one torrential rain storm on a weekend when I was setting up, I didn't have with all of the roof supports. Get the picture! I have a 2-3 foot rip. I do not know how to fix it before I go back on the road. Any suggestions?
We are great at squirrling away some of the profits of the booming sales leading to Christmas, however it seems like some of the down months (January, February, March) when there is little of any art events going on, and our income drops sharply is just when all of the big applications are due. We had thought we planned sufficiently for those costs, as well as operating expenses but this year we have underplanned, and find ourselves scrapping together funds to apply for…Continue
I just received the result from the St. Louis Mock Jury and wanted to share my observations with anyone who might be interested.
To those who have been following my earlier blog:
I don't jury with the images that benefit from a great title, but I do jury with images that are distinctly different from "same-old,…Continue
You've been busy, telling tales, giving advice, and sharing images of life on the road. As Barrie Lynn Bryant would say, "WOO HOO!" They will win the coveted "Community Star" award.
The votes for our survey have been tallied and the winners are: …
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The Coconut Grove Arts Festival is one of the big ones, highly publicized, well-attended and in an amazing setting. They do all the PR, including holding a gala to show off their poster. The poster artist is usually someone with an international reputation.
If you are interested in knowing more about this show you should find…Continue
July 25 & 26
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I'm presently a member of Society of Gilders and have only been a member of the group since July, 2013. I've been a professional artist for nearly 25 years and only recently decided to take the plunge and pay dues to be a member of a national club. Pretty soon I will be joining another group since I can see the benefits to membership more clearly.
Why in the heck did it take so long for me to join? I dunno? I've investigated membership in various clubs ever since the…Continue
With a weekend off and dreary skies over SW Florida, it's a great morning for little except sipping coffee and...um...blogging. (Note to self: Develop more hobbies!) So, let's give a shout out to Bill Kinney and his crew at Paragon, and also to the Weather Gods, for delivering a superb show at Sarasota last weekend (1/17-18/2015). (Note to readers: Paragon uses this same venue for shows held in November and March.)
I've reviewed the January installment of this show several…Continue
Most of my readers are U.S. based fine artists and craftspeople. Did you realize there is a whole other world just a few miles north of us with educated sophisticated people in big cities who may love your work? Think Montreal (metro pop. 3,824,221),…Continue
Has anyone ever done under the Christmas Tree in Huntsville? I have a friend who is thinking about doing it. Any advice or comments would be appreciated. It's in the Von Braun (sp?) center.
Thanks a bunch!
Jewelers Jury Images Used by Another jeweler
They say that lightning can't strike twice. Against all odds, for the second time, jeweler Michele LeVett had her jury images stolen and used by another jeweler to apply to shows. Someone saw her images on the Paradise City web site (a show Michele had never applied to) with another jeweler's name.
The exact same thing happened to Michele a few years ago.
The case is still developing. Michele just found out yesterday morning.…Continue
June 6 & 7
Stephens Lake Park
Deadline: February 9
The Columbia Art League is delighted to present the 57th Annual Art in the Park. First held in 1958, Art in the…
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Struggling to come up with a unified body of work? Wonder how different combinations of your images work together?
http://juryimages.com was my gift to the art show industry.
There are two parts of the web site. One is free ZAPP formatting. Upload an image and it formats it 1920 pixels square with black borders, converts it to the sRGB color space and saves it under two megabytes. Then you download it to your computer and upload to your ZAPP…Continue