Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
As a relative newcomer, I still have tons of questions about every little thing I might do. It occurred to me, after seeing this category, that it would have been a giant help to me to just see examples of working artists' booths in one place, instead of searching around for information. I'm starting the thread by showing mine, and I hope others will add theirs. It really could help someone.
I know my shot isn't perfect. What is good about it definitely came from advice I found on AFI. I can say that while it is imperfect, it got me into a great show. I had to borrow the tent and walls from a friend because I still don't have my own tent (with only 30 days before the great show - yikes!), but I think it came out relatively well.
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Thanks for the input! We set the booth up again in the front yard using the black walls. (my neighbors are beginning to wonder about me) Added a few more pieces. Tried to open the view up a little.
As far as a common theme/cohesive body of work, I put together these two possibilities. Top four are soft and dreamy. Bottom four are bright and colorful. Are we totally off-base with the concept, or close on either one?
The walls are a lot better and she shot looks clean and crisp. That said it seems a little sterile and boring, I like the brighter images below a lot better. I would say that the idea of the clean lines of the black walls is very nice and pleasing, but then the idea of that is to let the artwork scream and be the star. The muted pictures don't shine the way they should in this setup. Also that grouping of 3 in the back would be better replaced with a large show stopper type image. JMO.
Thanks Valerie - goal this year it to fill that back wall with a really large piece.
Appreciate your feedback!
Thanks! Yes, mesh panels with black covers. I like the mesh/covers - a lot easier to move and cleaner than metal grate.
I bought them used. They are from Flourish.
I'll post our booth shot later today or tomorrow. Take a look at Kentuck Art Festival 2013 artists and you'll be able to see everyone's booth shot and the three images they submitted to the festival jury. Here's a link to the page listing mediums--just click a medium and the slide show'll begin.
Make sure to post your booth shot in a new thread.
And your tip about Kentuck should also be it's own thread.
Er, so why am I supposed to post my booth shot in a new thread? And why should the link to Kentuck also be it's own thread? Isn't this thread about booth shots, Larry?
I'll go read the stuff about posting in threads and whatnot.