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

Jason Grauberger
  • Port Charlotte, FL
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  • Digital, Oil
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Digging Deeper

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tim Schroll Dec 11, 2020. 3 Replies

Thanks everyone for the response to my posting a week ago titled, Bone to Pick. I have had more time to reflect and think about current topics related to Art show rules, promoters, and the art market…Continue

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Bone to Pick

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kaytee Sumida Dec 2, 2020. 12 Replies

While it has been a trying year for everyone in this industry in particular, I know I would be having this same discussion if there was no Covid19. I believe my level of frustration with art fair…Continue

What went wrong?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Katherine Hershey Feb 3, 2014. 15 Replies

Good Morning AFI,Well I finally applied to my first ever Art Festival, the Downtown Naples in March and just received the results.  A resounding (((DECLINE))).  I probably shouldn’t have expected to…Continue

Miromar Lakes: Art on the Lake

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason Grauberger Oct 4, 2013. 2 Replies

Hello All,I'm just investigating the art scene in Southwest florida and came across a call for artists for the Art on the Lake at Miromar Lakes community in march.  I was curious if anyone had any…Continue

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Jason Grauberger commented on Shelly Christine Ristow's blog post My personal experience with Etsy
"Great to see that you've had some success selling with Etsy!I had a sub-par experience on there, but with a completely different set of circumstances. I do think that it works better as a site for selling one-off unique pieces. In my attempt to…"
Jan 13
Tim Schroll replied to Jason Grauberger's discussion Digging Deeper
"Great observations and very well presented. "
Dec 11, 2020
Jason Grauberger replied to Jason Grauberger's discussion Digging Deeper
"Thanks Larry! The mere thought of writing made me cringe in high school. The events of the last 10 years seem to have elicited a change, as I push past old boundaries. You may be on to something..."
Dec 11, 2020
Larry Maynard replied to Jason Grauberger's discussion Digging Deeper
"If the art world doesn't work out for you, I think you could have a great future as a "Best Selling" author. Very well written with some valid points."
Dec 10, 2020
Kaytee Sumida replied to Jason Grauberger's discussion Bone to Pick
"For Comic Con, the Art Show is more like a gallery-- rows of 4x4' pegboard panels in the middle of the room, and 2.5x6' tables along the walls. Artists set up their panel(s) or table and leave until time to pack out-- unless they mail in…"
Dec 2, 2020
Susan Coughlin replied to Jason Grauberger's discussion Bone to Pick
"I have always thought it unfortunate that technic and execution don't seem to count for much. Does anyone ever say to YoYo Ma - "Yes, that was a very nice Bach cello piece, but what have YOU written lately?""
Dec 2, 2020
Robert Wallis replied to Jason Grauberger's discussion Bone to Pick
"I wouldn't use a merchandise hanger to display the bagged prints, a flip bin would be more acceptable. Many shows have a rule that framed pieces only are to be displayed on the walls, although metal and gallery wrap prints sidestep that as they…"
Dec 2, 2020
Kate McKeough replied to Jason Grauberger's discussion Bone to Pick
"Ann Marie - totally get what you’re saying. I’m also a beader but instead of jewelry I create unique suncatchers using beads, gemstones, metal, etc. combined with new or antique/vintage chandelier crystals. Finding Art Shows who will…"
Dec 2, 2020
Kaytee Sumida replied to Jason Grauberger's discussion Bone to Pick
""The smaller ones need to be packaged in a clear acrylic bag with a backer, not rolled up in a mailer tube. " At Comic Con Art Show, most print artists matt and back, and put them in a fitted cellophane bag, then put on a hanger (plastic…"
Dec 2, 2020
Kaytee Sumida replied to Jason Grauberger's discussion Bone to Pick
"Same here, although I don't do "craft shows" any more. The last one I entered ADVERTISED as being a "crafts show-- hand made only", didn't get enough entries, so they expanded it to include "home businesses".…"
Dec 2, 2020
Cindy Welch replied to Jason Grauberger's discussion Bone to Pick
"Ann Marie, think of how little art and beauty we'd have in our life if artists actually had to mine their stones and precious metals, or had to take time building canvases or go after the elements to create clay!That being said, I have signed…"
Dec 2, 2020
Ann Marie Crosmun replied to Jason Grauberger's discussion Bone to Pick
"Your last paragraph Cindy, is EXACTLY what my husband said to me. Painters don’t create from scratch their own paint or canvases, and potters do not create the elements that go into making their clay. High end jewelers do not create their gold…"
Dec 2, 2020
Cindy Welch replied to Jason Grauberger's discussion Bone to Pick
"I remember applying to a show in Shreveport, LA, Red River Revel, several years ago.  I was mostly making travertine coasters and travertine trivets but had started added upcycled, refurbished home decor.  For the coasters/trivets I used…"
Dec 2, 2020
Robert Wallis replied to Jason Grauberger's discussion Bone to Pick
"Have several printed in large sizes, larger than 24x36, such as 30x40 or 30x45, perhaps larger. Frame them, mount behind acrylic. If you do it yourself, it's considerably cheaper than farming it out. Number the large ones going up to 250. The…"
Dec 1, 2020
Ann Marie Crosmun replied to Jason Grauberger's discussion Bone to Pick
"I had this problem with my jewelry. I create my pieces by hand weaving vintage beads, pmc, bronzclay, pearls and using some of my vintage torched beads. I was rejected in several cases and was told “well you didn’t create those beads, or…"
Nov 30, 2020
Larry Berman replied to Jason Grauberger's discussion Bone to Pick
"Just like you are struggling with the show rules, the shows are struggling with the definitions within mediums. Especially smaller shows that usually get their definitions from larger shows who have done more research and spoken to established…"
Nov 30, 2020

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At 9:07pm on December 09, 2013, Connie Mettler gave Jason Grauberger a gift
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Congrats Jason on winning the Post of the Week - 12/9/2013.
At 2:45pm on September 15, 2013, Connie Mettler said…

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