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Do you think you should sign up for shows 2021?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard L. Sherer Nov 25, 2020. 18 Replies

I see on Zapp that there are shows out there taking applications. But after what happened to me this year and the money I lost because there were shows that did not return my money well I am a little…Continue

looking to move from shows to pop-ups

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kathleen J. Clausen Nov 14, 2020. 9 Replies

Because of this pandemic I have seen something new happening in Wisconsin people starting their own pop up. I am beginning to think that may be a good thing with the costs going up I see the…Continue

Best art fair this year

Started this discussion. Last reply by Judy Christian Sep 28, 2018. 5 Replies

September 15&16 was the Park Forest Artists Fair. This is run by all volunteers and donations and I have to say it was one of the best run shows I have been in. Water all day long and booth…Continue

 

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Richard L. Sherer replied to Jan Hubbard's discussion Do you think you should sign up for shows 2021?
"I am watching the vaccine news and also what research a group at church is doing about reopening maybe in July 2021. I can either do shows or stay home and fill saddle orders. One time slot for summer, when I normally don't build saddles, has…"
Nov 25, 2020
Robbie Curnow replied to Jan Hubbard's discussion Do you think you should sign up for shows 2021?
"We are signed up for two roll over shows for late July and mid August. I’m not sure we will be able to do them. I have applied for a job that is full time and hope to be working by February 2021. Shows have become expensive vs. return and…"
Nov 25, 2020
Mark Zirinsky replied to Jan Hubbard's discussion Do you think you should sign up for shows 2021?
"The last few years, I have been highly organized with show schedules, deadlines, applying in multiple categories, etc. This year, well, like everyone lese, that went out the window. I backed out of shows, that I wanted to do for a long time, finally…"
Nov 25, 2020
Cindy Welch replied to Jan Hubbard's discussion Do you think you should sign up for shows 2021?
"I had plans this current year for 5-6 shows, which is about what we did the year before.  This year 2 of them actually "made."  The one in August, we decided against it because covid was hot and heavy there.  Did not want to…"
Nov 24, 2020
Kaytee Sumida replied to Jan Hubbard's discussion Do you think you should sign up for shows 2021?
"Some of them (at least) have lost deposit monies, as well as anything spent on publicity or staffing, so it's not just "greed". If they couldn't get back deposits, they may now be in the red, unless they had "event…"
Nov 21, 2020
Jan Hubbard replied to Jan Hubbard's discussion Do you think you should sign up for shows 2021?
"Oh good luck this year."
Nov 21, 2020
Jan Hubbard replied to Jan Hubbard's discussion Do you think you should sign up for shows 2021?
"Sorry for that and the lack of compassion by the promoters is terrible looks like they are getting greedy and their lack of caring is getting less. Good luck this year."
Nov 21, 2020
Jan Hubbard replied to Jan Hubbard's discussion Do you think you should sign up for shows 2021?
"That’s the whole story promoters have always come out on top been that way since the beginning of time the little guy always lose"
Nov 21, 2020
Robin K Burnes replied to Jan Hubbard's discussion Do you think you should sign up for shows 2021?
"I am waiting for the last minute to sign up for new shows. I lost a lot of money too from the shows refusal to refund due to COVID, and decided that I would not apply for any show that did not refund any portion of my money I paid in advance. I…"
Nov 21, 2020
Richard L. Sherer replied to Jan Hubbard's discussion Do you think you should sign up for shows 2021?
"I don't plan on any Colorado resort area shows until after July. I'm watching numbers and will be watching effectiveness of vaccine and numbers after that. Colorado is currently at condition Red and is considering a condition Purple. The…"
Nov 21, 2020
Larry Schneider replied to Jan Hubbard's discussion Do you think you should sign up for shows 2021?
"My starting point for shows will be June.  I applied for several to date.,  Dont know why June but its just a guess based on what I read and analyze.  It just could be I will loose a lot of money again on cancelled shows and promoters…"
Nov 20, 2020
Colin Murray replied to Jan Hubbard's discussion Do you think you should sign up for shows 2021?
"We are not applying for any big shows until the second half of 2021. We will consider small outdoor options for May or June. We have a show we love to do in July, but who knows what will happen. If they decide to move forward we will probably apply…"
Nov 20, 2020
Tim Niewiadomski replied to Jan Hubbard's discussion Do you think you should sign up for shows 2021?
"I have applied to a number of shows starting in Feb. but only applying to shows that state the return of my booth fee should show being cancelled due to covid. Keeping my fingers crossed the shows are a go. I too have been able to collect…"
Nov 20, 2020
Kaytee Sumida replied to Jan Hubbard's discussion Do you think you should sign up for shows 2021?
"I'm already signed up for Comic Con International's Art Show-- rolled over from this year, due to the (physical) convention being cancelled. We were offered the choice of "2021" or a refund-- most artists chose…"
Nov 20, 2020
Jane Shaffer replied to Jan Hubbard's discussion Do you think you should sign up for shows 2021?
"I have signed up for the shows that I was accepted to last year that have automatically accepted us for 2021.  They have waived the jury fee so there will be no financial commitment until the booth fee is due.  By that time, we may have…"
Nov 20, 2020
Jerry Dowdle replied to Jan Hubbard's discussion Do you think you should sign up for shows 2021?
"I'm taking the same approach. But online for me is not very conducive to my fiber art...just hoping"
Nov 20, 2020

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Your Medium
Jewelry
Years in the Art Fair Business
25
First show ever
Whitnell High School
What are the best things about art fairs
The people you meet
Best show ever and why
Bayfield WI The area and the show was well run and user friendly.
Worst show ever and why
Chocolate Festival show was a mess very unorganized and the really did not care they just wanted their money.
Who referred you to ArtFairInsiders.com? Please be specific.
No one I was just on the web looking for information on shows good or bad and how people felt how and where the industry is headed like the growing fees and the less your getting from the promoters.
What is one fun fact about yourself?
Good sense of hummer

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At 5:28pm on June 11, 2018, Connie Mettler gave Jan Hubbard a gift
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At 9:35am on May 30, 2016, FaithAnn Givings said…

Hi Jan!

Nice to see your name here, too. Sorry to hear you got socked with rain so many times! I've seen rain in the forecast for each of my June events, but I've never used advanced rain forecasts before. Here's hoping for blue skies ahead!

At 11:00pm on April 13, 2016, Connie Mettler gave Jan Hubbard a gift
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Thank you, Jan, for referring Diane Goetz to Art Fair Insiders.
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Thank you, Jan, for referring Stephanie Olson to Art Fair Insiders.
At 4:57pm on March 2, 2016, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Jan. We’re so glad you joined us. I hope you’ll find the site helpful and that you’ll share your ideas and experiences, ask questions and join the discussions. The site is only as good as the members make it. We have a lot to offer one another, experienced and newbie alike.

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At 9:38am on February 29, 2016, Christina L. Towell said…

Hi Jan,

Welcome!  We're thrilled to have you joining us and hope you'll take a good look around and make yourself at home.  Thanks for signing up and continued success.

Jan Hubbard's Blog

Shows that get it and are refunding fees

Posted on April 2, 2020 at 12:31pm 0 Comments

I wish to thank these shows for getting it and returning fees. This rough on all but unless we change how things are done and make changes to make it a level playing field our industry will not survive. Over the years things have changed some good and some bad like to much politics, to many fees, inexperienced people running them and the biggest greed. Now that I have said my piece I would like say thanks to these shows for return of funds. Most of these are in Wisconsin.

Festival of the… Continue

Fees being returned by some shows and not others?

Posted on March 31, 2020 at 10:36pm 3 Comments

Because of this epidemic things are tough for everyone. But I am not understanding why some shows are returning funds and others are not. I understand that this is hurting all but for a show to say they have expenses to meet, well artists do to. If your running a show and you don’t have things like insurance in place well I find it hard to believe that you would still be in business. There’s a saying no business is in business to loose money. I know there is many small and large shows out there… Continue

The V word

Posted on July 11, 2018 at 11:46am 1 Comment

The V word has been becoming the promoters favorite word and to me it means a Tupperware sales person. I don’t understand why they can’t use artist or artisan that is what we are. I have noticed one thing that shows that use that word is usually the kind I want to stay away from because I feel they just want to sell space and do not care who they have in their shows.

Picking your Poison When Chosing Shows

Posted on June 7, 2016 at 7:20pm 12 Comments

Chosing shows can be a double edged soared. If you chose to go with booth fee that can mean fees from $100 to $1500 and add jury fee $25 to $100 and none refundable and if the promoter dose their job and it's a great show we all smile. Now let's talk reality you will never get the jury fee back and you need to sell a lot if the booth fee is high and than add Mother Nature into the mix and now your possibly running at a loss and that's not taking into account your costs for time and travel and… Continue
 
 
 

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