Art Fair Insiders

Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals

Barbara Pitorak Bloom
  • Female
  • Cleveland, OH
  • United States
  • silk
Share on Facebook
Share

Barbara Pitorak Bloom's Friends

  • Nemo Niemann
  • Dee Bunge
  • Carol Musial
  • kara unland
  • Toby Bouder
  • Lynnea Bennett
  • Jill Santarossa
  • Kelly Brown
  • Sharon Dombrowski
  • Carley Marston
  • Christina L. Towell
  • Brenda Cline
  • Lynn McAleer
  • Gerald F. Critz
  • Sue Foss

Barbara Pitorak Bloom's Groups

Barbara Pitorak Bloom's Discussions

Has anyone participated in the KRASL Artisan Market?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Barbara Pitorak Bloom Jan 5, 2016. 5 Replies

I applied months ago to participate (or at least display my work) at the KRASL Artisan Market in November - and low and behold today I received acceptance to both applications.  What i am wondering…Continue

Tags: Market, Artist, KRASL

Cautionary Tale

Started this discussion. Last reply by Christina L. Towell Jul 10, 2015. 6 Replies

Have you ever received an email that seems far too good to be true?  In late May I received an email and began a short dialog with someone who indicated they are a shop owner and expressed interest…Continue

Tags: art, email, scam, tale, cautionary

Alternatives to hotel/motel when traveling

Started this discussion. Last reply by Barbara Pitorak Bloom Oct 12, 2015. 14 Replies

My husband and I travel occasionally for art shows, and love staying at nice places. Recently we learned of an alternative that is world wide, and quite delightful. It's called airbnb.com. , a…Continue

Great Lakes Art Fair

Started this discussion. Last reply by Barbara Pitorak Bloom Apr 20, 2015. 15 Replies

Just wondering who is going to the Great Lakes Art Fair in Novi Michigan?  It comes up the weekend after easter.  We are looking forward to it again, and enjoyed it so much last year.  Are you…Continue

Tags: novi, michigan, fair, art, lakes

 

Barbara Pitorak Bloom's Page

Latest Activity

Barbara Pitorak Bloom replied to Fletcher Dean's discussion Where do you sleep?
"We have done Airbnb with great success. One thought about belle island is it’s an island off shore of a rough ghetto part of Detroit. I suggest you look east and north of Detroit. We usually go toward Novi, canton area... it’s nice upper…"
May 2
Barbara Pitorak Bloom replied to Fletcher Dean's discussion Flats Festival for the Arts experience?
"Try Airbnb -Ohio city is just over the bridge from the festival and is an eclectic trendy location with quaint Victorians and recent revival. Independence Ohio area hotels are a 10 Knute drive on I 77 into town. I don’t do Howard alan events-…"
Aug 3, 2018
Barbara Pitorak Bloom replied to Fletcher Dean's discussion Flats Festival for the Arts experience?
"Try Airbnb -Ohio city is just over the bridge from the festival and is an eclectic trendy location with quaint Victorians and recent revival. Independence Ohio area hotels are a 10 Knute drive on I 77 into town. I don’t do Howard alan events-…"
Aug 3, 2018
Barbara Pitorak Bloom commented on Larry Berman's blog post I scored a "1" at the Krasl Jury
"I’m going to stick my neck out here and tell you what I learned of Krasl form several applications to their annual art fair. It’s political, It’s rare that new blood is accepted, and honestly if you don’t personally know the…"
Mar 7, 2018

Profile Information

Your Medium
silk
Years in the Art Fair Business
4
First show ever
a church craft show - eeeek!
What is your website?
http://imagesinbloom.wordpress.com
What are the best things about art fairs
sense of community, willingness to share knowlege and insight between the artists, meeting people.
Best show ever and why
Tremont Art @ Culture Festival, for 9 years I helped to set the festival up, but the day i was one of the artists was a breakthrough for me. it was also very profitable.
Worst show ever and why
weather was the big issue with Woodsstock, held in Shedel Gardens... it rained from 9a to 3p on an event that went only until 7pm.
Who referred you to ArtFairInsiders.com? Please be specific.
web search
What is one fun fact about yourself?
I love to just get lost in the creation process of my work, and loose all sense of time.

Barbara Pitorak Bloom's Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

Barbara Pitorak Bloom's Blog

Made in Ohio at Hale Farm (Labor Day Weekend)

Posted on September 15, 2016 at 10:40am 6 Comments

Made in Ohio is always labor day weekend, held in the historic living museum known as Hale Farm and Village.  Hale is a representative of an 18th century Ohio farmland village, made of buildings brought to the property.  From the parking lot you can see the Hale house and Barn, and through a short trail you walk into a village green lined by vintage homes and buildings.  For labor day weekend this bucholic sight is embellished with 100+ white tents filled with amazing art, handcrafted…

Continue

Great Lakes Art Fair 2016 - Are you going?

Posted on April 4, 2016 at 10:09am 8 Comments

We are scurrying to get those last minute details done, the van packed, the dog sitter ready, and we plan to roll out to Novi for the Great Lakes Art Fair.  We like to find art fair insiders where we go... so i am wondering who will be there?  Hope we can cath up, say hello, and get to know you.  We are in booth 507.  Drop a line if you will be there!

Has anyone done the KRASL Art on the Bluff Festival?

Posted on March 9, 2016 at 8:54am 10 Comments

I would love to talk with artists that have been accepted to the annual art festivl.  Two years running i have buffed up my booth, taken what i believed to be amazing photos, wrote precise descriptions, and bam, rejected.  In the body of the rejection email KRASL made it clear that people are rejected often several years running, and please try again.   It baffles me.  Granted i work in wearable fiber and wonder often if that is a limiting factor.  

They do invite artists to attend…

Continue

Has anyone done the "spring fling" in Northville Michigan?

Posted on December 30, 2015 at 2:43pm 6 Comments

I am looking for a show to jump start spring- saw this one on zapplication, touting it is in its 37th year. And I know not much more about it. Have you participated? Have any thoughts or recommendations?

Comment Wall (13 comments)

At 11:21pm on August 27, 2011, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to ArtFairInsiders.com, Barbara. I'm pleased to see you here and look forward to having you as part of our community.


When you have a chance, please add a photo of yourself and stop by the "Discussions" area to introduce yourself to the rest of us. We all look forward to your participation here. Also, visit the "member map" and add your location. We have a lot to offer one another, experienced and newbie alike. Let's make this a dynamic site!


We also ask that all new members take a few moments of their time to read the code of conduct. You will find it at http://www.artfairinsiders.com/page/code-of-conduct. There are a few guidelines that all members will need to follow because , as in any social community, we all need to work together.

Best wishes,
Connie Mettler


p.s. The best way to make this system easy to use is to click on the "Follow-Email me" link at the bottom of each Forum discussion that interests you. That way the system will email you automatically whenever anyone responds. It's a great time-saver.

 

At 3:12pm on December 1, 2011, Tanya Hahne Thornhill said…

Children's tie dyes, especially the baby stuff sells better than anything. Dresses & skirts are also popular. I've started specializing in dress shirts. Nothing is really flying off of the sales racks these days though.

 

I've had beagles my entire life and I have the gray hair to prove it. Our newest beagle, "Taylor", is only 7 months old and into everything!

At 1:33pm on October 16, 2013, Christina L. Towell said…

Thanks for being my first friend, Barbara!

At 9:54pm on October 20, 2013, Jacki Bilsborrow gave Barbara Pitorak Bloom a gift
At 8:12pm on April 15, 2014, Jacki Bilsborrow gave Barbara Pitorak Bloom a gift
At 11:24pm on August 05, 2014, Jacki Bilsborrow gave Barbara Pitorak Bloom a gift
At 12:35am on September 03, 2014, Jacki Bilsborrow gave Barbara Pitorak Bloom a gift
Gift
Thank you, Barbara, for your review of the Made in Ohio Art & Craft Festival. We appreciate all your help.
At 12:09pm on September 03, 2014, Jacki Bilsborrow gave Barbara Pitorak Bloom a gift
Gift
Thank you, Barbara, for your review of Yorkfest 2014. We appreciate your help and are thankful to have a member like you.
At 7:00pm on September 15, 2014, Jacki Bilsborrow gave Barbara Pitorak Bloom a gift
Gift
Thank you, Barbara, for your review of Made in Ohio Art & Craft Festival. We appreciate your help.
At 10:14am on January 14, 2015, Connie Mettler gave Barbara Pitorak Bloom a gift
Gift
Thanks so much, Barbara, for all your recent comments and sharing of information. This is exactly how we keep this community alive and helping others -- its goal! Right?

You need to be a member of Art Fair Insiders to add comments!

Join Art Fair Insiders

 
 
 

Want to sell more online? Advertise with Sweaterbabe.com. Reach over 60,000 fiber arts lovers.

Look Inside the 2018 Art Fair Survey
Who Won and Why

Top 10 Reviewers on ArtShowReviews.com for January and February

Join the MasterMinds Group for personalized coaching on your Internet Lifestyle Business! 

60 Page Report - Best US Art Fairs

Click Here to
Learn More

© 2019   Created by Connie Mettler.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service