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

Jan Hubbard
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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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Your Medium
Years in the Art Fair Business
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 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 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.

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 5:02pm on March 02, 2016, Connie Mettler gave Jan Hubbard a gift
Thank you, Jan, for referring Stephanie Olson to Art Fair Insiders.
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Thank you, Jan, for referring Diane Goetz to Art Fair Insiders.
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 11:10pm on June 21, 2016, Connie Mettler gave Jan Hubbard a gift
Jan, Thank you so much for supporting Art Fair Insiders during our 2016 Pledge Drive.
At 8:51am on June 22, 2017, Connie Mettler gave Jan Hubbard a gift
Thank you, Jan, for referring Linda Sue Collins to Art Fair Insiders.
At 9:31pm on June 28, 2017, Connie Mettler gave Jan Hubbard a gift
Jan, Thank you so much for supporting Art Fair Insiders during our 2017 Pledge Drive.
At 5:28pm on June 11, 2018, Connie Mettler gave Jan Hubbard a gift
Thank y to Art Fair Insiders.ou, Jan, for referring Lynne Oehlke

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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

Losing money to Mother Nature

Posted on June 4, 2016 at 12:47pm 7 Comments

Cindy sounds like your feeling the pain we are in Wisconsin. Late in season last year we started to feel the crunch from the promoters with the fees getting out of control and the economy not so good but you make adjustments and you move forward. But this year just to add to the mix Mother Nature has not been nice its kind of like really can't I get a break. I know you there is nothing that can't be done about the weather but you would think the promoters would lend a hand because without us… Continue


Posted on May 31, 2016 at 10:57am 0 Comments

Roxan I believe that will be the way I will be going next year. To late for this year so we will just roll with whatever Mother Nature dishes out.

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