Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
Today I began making the panels. Taking 1 x 3 pine and plastic snow fencing stapled to the frame. I then attached duct tape onto the edges to protect any of the edges where the snow fence is stapled from cutting into the fabric once it is attached. I just tonight started attaching the fabric I bought at a local fabric shop to the frames...covering both sides by wrapping. The panels are 2 feet wide 6 ft tall... and 5 will fit together for one wall. I built 15 panels so now I'm covering…Continue
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Oscar's candid post, "The Only Thing I Ask You God", struck a note with many readers last month. If you haven't read it yet -- do it now, and then look forward to meeting Oscar at a show one day.
Congratulations, Oscar, the members have voted your story as Post of…Continue
The great thing about Art Fairs is standing in your booth for eight hours and having the opportunity to visit with people. Now this may sound like tooth extraction to some of you but I love to talk to people... random strangers at that. It might be about the weather or even better about art or, best of all, my art! Nothing defines your philosophy and message of your art more than explaining it 30 or 40 times a day. And in these days of automated tellers, self checkout at stores and…Continue
Well guys, I might not be the right person to write this review because it was my first time at Broad Ripple, in fact my first time doing a big Mid West show, if you don't count Paducah, Kentucky a few years back, when I was just starting out. Set up was easy and the organizers from the art center were on hand to help direct you to your area ( Yea Kile), which was color coded. This was a massive show, spread out in all directions. I lucked up and could drive my car right in front of my…Continue
Odds in winning a prize in the Birthday Party Pledge Drive are more like 1 in 3! You not only help support this website that helps you in your art fair business you are really likely to be saying soon, "Wow! I won. I never win anything!."
Some of the…Continue
Spent the previous weekend in lovely Prescott, AZ (pronounced Press-kit) at the 35th Annual Arts Guild show. The show is located on the lawns around the courthouse in the center of town. People know that it is an annual event and being the first show of the summer season it seems there isn't art show fatique. But that isn't the reason for writing this post. As if there aren't enough shows in AZ these days for promoters to promote it seems that there was another promoter promoting a show…Continue
For most it was a weekend for a decent paycheck with no scary things going on -- whoops, I forgot to mention this report in from my friend fiber artist, Sandy Moran who was at the Tulsa Mayfest:
ContinueMost of the stock was salvageable, though the tent was twisted…
For all those participating in the St. James art festival I've arranged a discounted hotal rate of $59 ($30 off normal rate) at the Sleep Inn on Preston Hwy. The hotel has recently been renovated all rooms have fridge& micro, breakfast, free parking, it's safe, clean and only 3 miles from show site. If interested call the hotel directly at 1-502-368-9597 and ask for the artist rate. Last year the hotel sold out very quickly so if you're interested make you reservations now.
Hi Friends.....here is my review of Reston...
I arrived Friday morning to a very well organized check in and nice volunteers. This show is one of the most impeccably organized shows I have ever been to. There are about 220 artists in the show and they have the check in and set up down to a science. The show is on the streets of the Reston Town Center, an affluent shopping and office area. I drove up to my booth and unloaded and set up. I met my neighbors, all of whom were…Continue
The weather was GREAT for this show on May 18 & 19 in the home town of Michigan State University. Spartans were everywhere. So was construction. It was a bit confusing finding our way into the art fair grounds because of all the street closings and construction on the main drag, but once we found our way in for Friday set-up, things went pretty smoothly. We took our time setting up on the street between 1 and 5pm Friday. Our biggest problem was the drastic tilt of the street making…Continue
September 21 & 22
Durham, North Carolina
Presented by the Durham Arts Council
Sat. 10am-6pm; Sun. 11am-5pm
135 visual artist exhibitors
Deadline: May 31
CenterFest is a competitive, juried festival attracting high-quality fine art and fine crafts. In it's 39th year, CenterFest is the longest running outdoor juried arts festival in North Carolina. Located in Durham's lively downtown…
Added by Connie Mettler on May 20, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments
Ever hear of "free"? Yes, Virginia, a whole bunch of art fairs would love to see you at one of their art fairs and are offering free booth spaces at art fairs from Massachsetts to Florida to Kentucky to Wisconsin, Chicago, Colorado ...
If you want to test the waters in Atlanta, look at this:…Continue
August 10 & 11
North Lake Park
Sponsored by: Thompson Valley Art League
Sat. 10am-5pm; Sun. 10am-4pm
Added by Connie Mettler on May 17, 2013 at 7:15am — No Comments
I was on the wait list for a long long time. I checked Zapp this afternoon and the wait list changed to Invited! Yay! Trying to get into some larger shows this sophomore year. But this is one I really wanted to get into. After a lot of rejections (about a 70% not invited rate), this news came in very sweet! You can see my whole schedule here...
Woo hoo! Amazing prizes available to all of you who pledge in our 4th Annual Birthday Party Pledge Drive, including:
From Greg Lawler at the Art Fair Sourcebook:
2013 + 2014…