Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
It really is true that a person can run out of room on their walls and it is easier to put one more thing on a shelf.
I am sitting in a room that has very little if any space left for 2d but I just put a piece of pottery on a shelf with a little rearranging.
The demographics of a lot of shows are on the (ahem) older range of the scale so running out of wall space could lead to lower demand for that type of art.
Geri, there's always room for a nice piece of pottery. Just move something over.
In terms of what is selling, last summer, in the midwest, all the 2-D artists were doing well and the 3-D were having light sales. It changes from year to year. Of course, it doesn't help that there are 3-4 Boca shows within a couple of weeks of each other. One of those shows will have the best work but the public doesn't know which is the right show. It's kind of like Naples that has a show every weekend. At least the people know that the Naples Notional is the good one.
hi there...i guess we are in the same boat.
i started doing shows in Florida in late 2010, and it has been awful!!!!
the last "show" that i did was the Manatee Festival in Crystal river,Fl when i did only $30. ( i am a photographer).
Therefore, i have decided to stop doing shows in Florida this year, and head to New England for the Summer where shows are actually cheaper!!!!
i too think that those so-called Art shows in Florida bring more food vendors than Artists!!!!