The Art review site has no submit button, so I'm posting this here for other artists.
I have attached a few images of work that DID sell so you can get a feel for my genre.
The short of it is that I went to the Mystic Outdoor Art festival this past weekend on the basis of good (but old) reviews. As we all know festivals change. Some grow, become established and get better. Other merely grow too big, too arrogant or too greedy and start the vicious cycle downward to glorified flea market.
The Mystic Outdoor Arts Festival has not been growing better since the last reviews were posted. I had a miserable festival - and it was NOT due to factors beyond the organizer's control. All things they could have done ... honestly... instead of unethically and it would have been the difference between losing money on expenses and making enough a little nut to consider going back.
The artists near me were experiencing the same lackluster to miserable fair. Their friends (all experienced art festival exhibitors) were also experiencing a lackluster festival, even in good locations.
However the organizers have started selling full priced booths that are not only "less good" festival locations - they are completely outside the festival and separate from it and receive NONE of the paid-for festival services. Inside the festival - reports of a lackluster disorganizes fair. Full priced booths OUTSIDE the Festival - dismal sales and a general sense that we were defrauded.
And did I mention dangerous? Someone was nearly killed setting up and I saw a lot of near misses throughout the weekend. This was due to zero spending or attempt to control traffic during set up and take down windows and placement of booths ON THE STREET, OUTSIDE the festival zone - in areas where traffic was moving at high speed just inches away from the backs of tents.
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