Hello everyone, it is nice to meet you!
My wife is a painter who has recently been spending a lot more time on her art. We are hoping to get started selling her art at fairs, but had a few questions about the process we were hoping to find answers to. My wife usually paints in three different mediums: acrylic, watercolor, and a traditional Chinese style. She has nice paintings in each medium and wants to sell some of each. Is that something one can do at a juried fair? Should the portfolio contain examples of each to make sure it is ok under the rules? Or is that not suggested and instead we should focus only on one type of her paintings per show?
Is there any other advice one would recommend to new artists trying to break in? Honestly it seems like there are so many steps that its hard to get started. Does anyone have some recommendations for how to find non-juried events that are still reasonable quality (not filled with resellers or primarily filled with people who are not interested in buying more pricey items) so that we can get our feet wet?
Thank you so much!