Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
It's been reported that Winter Park has refunded artists booth fees. On behalf of all the Winter Park artists, thank you.
Here's a new list of cancellations:
Ridgeland, MS. Fees rolled over to next year.
Naples Downtown cancelled
HA Juno Beach cancelled
HA Punta Gorda cancelled
Rio Grande cancelled
The Smithsonian Show postponed
Winter Park cancelled
This may be an incomplete list. ZAPP has sent out a complete list so far. I assume everyone will get that email.
Zapp has a list of cancellations.
An email to exhibitors was provided:
Scottsdale just canceled during setup. If you are a director and you come to this site, please make that decision before the last minute. It cost those people a bundle in gas, hotel rooms, food, etc. that they could have saved if they knew sooner.
Great job, here, Barry and Carolyn. Thank you. I'm hoping this is the end ... now thinking of the artists out on the road turning around and heading home.
No one was surprised when they cancelled, but we sure were annoyed. In the morning they were saying show is on, then at 3:00 pm or so they cancelled. to their credit, the show CEO took full responsibility, and was extremely apologetic. Oh well, C'est la Vie, when they reschedule I will be back. Several artists I spoke with, they are really hurting financially because of it.
Now, I have the opportunity of time, I can ditch my trailer and artwork, and go explore a few rock collecting locations. Some I have been meaning to explore for the last 45 years or so. Yesterday I went 4 wheeling into one, in between La Quinta and Scottsdale, with trailer and all, and found some great gem cutting material. 30 miles from nearest paved road. Might as well make the best of it! Richard if I were up north i would bug you for some jade locations.
Bayou City Arts Festival in Houston has announced a postponement of their March 27th weekend event, following on the heels of the cancellation of the Houston Rodeo. The festivals are funded in part by grants from the city's Houston Arts Alliance, corporate sponsorships, private contributions, in-kind support and volunteer assistance, according to the organization.
Naples cancelled their show and are not giving refunds. I find that unconscionable and unacceptable. Everyone should email Maureen Roberts and let her know this even if you aren't doing the show.
If you know of any other show that isn't refunding booth fees please let us know.