Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
Hi Friends..... The other day I was leafing through a course schedule that came in the mail from our local community college and ran across the schedule for the art classes. I was pleasantly…Continue
Hello friends...For those of you who wondered where I went all of a sudden last fall....I had to take a break from art and from being involved with most of everything to care for my husband who…Continue
Hi all!I am already starting to plan for the winter even though its late July. I am interested to know how you make it through December, January and February when there aren't many shows. I know…Continue
Hi friends....Something I have noticed a lot lately at shows is when I greet people in my booth with a pleasant "hello" and a smile, they exit with great speed. What's the deal? It's like hello is…Continue
Call me crazy, but I am in the very early stages of conceptualizing starting a fine art and craft show in my local area. We have a very good response to art here, as many know from the Belleville, IL Art on The Square. Anyway, as I am planning, researching and gathering data, I have some ideas that I would like to put forth and am open to feedback from fellow artists. Here are some early thoughts...
1. Autumn show, held in September or October,…Continue
I was inspired by Jennifer's post about Bayou City to discuss The Distraction Factor..........
Well, friends, we have all experienced this at one show or another. You arrive, unload, sleep and start the first day of the show with high hopes. As day one begins, you notice the crowds are moving fast, people are there, but they all seem to be in one area. The area at the other end of the show, about a block or so from where all the artist are. What are they all doing…Continue
I met a very nice potter from Indiana, whose name escapes me, that showed me where to park on the street where there were no meters. With his help, I found a spot for the first day.
The second day of the show (Thursday) is where the fun began. I went to the area that I had parked in on Wednesday and there were no spots left. I had heard there was a parking garage near the area of the show that I was in, so I plugged that into the GPS and found it. I parked and paid $12.00 for the…Continue
Hi Friends....Here is my review of Ann Arbor 2013!
First, let me say that this was an experience like no other I have had before. I will summarize first by saying that I will do it again, it was profitable, it was grueling and it is not for the faint of heart! If there is a proving ground for art fair artists, Ann Arbor would be it. I am going to review the show like I always do and this time I am going to throw in some musings I had along the way. Keep in mind that I and…Continue