As I've said before, my husband & I are hoping to start working art fairs/festivals next year. I've been looking through some shows on CaliforniaFestivals.com & have a couple questions that I'm hoping people here can answer.
1) Many of the applications I've seen list the booth fee, but I don't see the jury fee. If we don't get accepted into the show, will we be reimbursed the booth fee? I don't want to pay someone $200+ for a show that I won't get into.
2) We'll be selling prints of our photography & my husband's stippling. Since our "product" is mostly prints, would we be able to apply as one entity?
3) I've seen a few shows say that they don't need any more artists who do landscape/travel photography. We have some of that, but also have other pieces that I wouldn't consider landscape/travel. And again, we have Craig's stippling. Is it worth it to even apply to these shows, since we'd probably have some of the landscape/travel items in our booth. Or, if we do get in, should we make sure we *only* have non-landscape/travel items for sale?
4) Being that we're new, we wanted to try to stick to shows that are closer to home (within 50 miles), so we can get our feet wet. But with the restrictions we're encountering, we're wondering if we need to expand our search field. Thoughts on this?
Thanks in advance for the answers. I really appreciate the help & advice from this group.
Alyx & Craig