Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
I just had to post this, because I'm actually amazed I got a response this quickly. Framer Dude and I are leaving for a 4 month show tour through MI and New England, and I've been racking my brains…Continue
I've been mulling over ways to enter the international market and get European exposure. Lo and behold, this email arrived the other day and I'm wondering if it's just another scam to part us…Continue
Why aren't there many high end art festivals in New England? Besides Bill from Paragon, who's fairly new, and Denise Morris Curt, why no biggies like a CocoGro or the South Florida string? I'm…Continue
The past few months I've become more aware of a disturbing trend that seems to be on the rise-breaking into artists' booths at night. I'm dwelling on this now by the cozy light of a campfire in nowhere, Rhode Island and a cold one in hand, and I'm...puzzled? vicariously violated? utterly astounded? all of the above? -by the fact that people are desperate enough to steal from the starving. OK, most of us here…Continue
I am licking my wounds right now and avoiding my credit card statements after the last two shows where I didn't even make expenses. Two shows which by all research should have been at least paycheck shows, and I'm all out of Xanax. What is an artist to do?
Setauket, a little village of wonderful demographics right next door to my hometown on Long Island, sorely disappointed in many ways, especially with the nighttime booth robberies. But I'll address that in another blogpost. I…Continue
This is one of several shows in Mystic, and this one is put on by Denise Morris Curt. It’s a small show, about 60 artists, and I prefer the intimate atmosphere of a smaller show. It’s on the village green next to the Old Mystic Village Shops, which provides a lot of foot traffic, and next to a restaurant, which provides the waiting for a table folks around 5 or 6. …Continue
You know it’s going to be a bad show when...
...you arrive at the show at 6:30 am and there are homeless people sleeping in the park.
...you leave your plastic coffee mug at your booth to visually mark your spot and it becomes a projectile in a…Continue