Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
This thread is a riot. Was only going to read a few questions & responses...I just kept on going & going.
One question that I have been asked.." If I purchase more than one, can I get a discount "
One thing is certain, the responses have been very creative and funny...artists have a great sense of humor, why else would we do what we do.
I think I may actually have "the winner"! LOL! Saturday's show- I'm explaining to a guy that I take several reference photos for something I'll be working on. The painting in particular, was 3 different photos that I'd combined to create the composition. He says:
"Oh, its like Photoshopped"
Me, looking at this complete dumbass: "Yeah, kinda like that, only with a pencil and a paint brush"
He didn't get it.
I have ever only had One Bridal consult that went-smoothly! The rest have been trouble in rollerskates!!
Why do they never think, with all the various dress sizes, that jewelry MIGHT need to be measured and made to fit properly?
I particularly loved one I did- I had everything done, packaged and ready for delivery, and got this call "Oh, no- two of the bridesmaids don't have pierced ears!! Can you work with that?" Two days after deadline!! Ahh.... but what great commissions we get for it!!
I think they all assume everyone has pieced ears!! I learned,after that to keep some non pierced earring components in the studio!
I get the "how long did it take you to make this" question all the time. And I once had a woman try to bargain down a price like she was at a garage sale. I politely told her that I couldn't go any lower.
My worst experience was with a woman who made jewelry who had a booth next to mine. The show was only moderately busy, so whenever there was down time she would wander over to neighboring booths. I make cloth dolls that I design and this woman kept telling me what she thought I should be making instead. "You should make teddy bears" "You need something that's at such-and-such price point" When I was presented with a Best in Show ribbon, that finally shut her up!