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

Lee Saxon Hay
  • Male
  • Fort Worth, TX
  • United States
  • acrylic
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Lee Saxon Hay's Discussions

How do you earn more at small art festivals?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lisa Foster Feb 22, 2015. 11 Replies

We have a booked up Spring schedule & we are working our little butts off trying to get everything from paintings to reproductions ready. Unfortunately our shows are small to medium sized…Continue

Tags: salary, business, painters, prices, festivals

Local DFW shows where fine art isn't the main attraction, are they worth it?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jonna Barr May 28, 2013. 8 Replies

Happy New Year!We are gearing up for 2013 and still hope to fill our calendar for the coming spring/Summer. We had a real hit & miss with the craft fair type shows and are struggling to judge…Continue

"Not Invited" & Scoring low on a jury. Bayou Memorial Park Festival..

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lee Saxon Hay Dec 11, 2012. 25 Replies

Hey All,We haven't been on here for a while but in these times of sadness at not getting into a show, it's nice to share our thoughts and realize we're not the only ones and hopefully take something…Continue

Tags: rejection, scores, shows, subject, pictures

Building an identity & being torn between which..

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cassius Callender Sep 1, 2012. 5 Replies

My wife & I have been painting for a couple years. We've developed a style you could say. We paint ocean inspired beachy stuff in acrylics in a punchy cartoonish way.Well, at first we did. We…Continue


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Your Medium
Years in the Art Fair Business
2yrs exhibiting, 10yrs in Graphic Design related business.
First show ever
a little show in Mansfield, Tx
What is your website?
What are the best things about art fairs
After all the work of creating the art, you finally get to show it off & hopefully sell some. When we are not painting we are correcting booth images and photographs for all the other artists that require our services!
Best show ever and why
Main St Fort Worth - A shot in the dark application to the country's possibly 3rd biggest art show & little old us got in as 'emerging artists' in 2012 We didn't win anything but we had great feedback, made some good sales and learned a lot about how it all works. Also made a couple of private commissions too.
Worst show ever and why
Our first show in Mansfield in 2011, before we were ready to exhibit. The temperatures were ridiculous. It was our first time, it was the first for the organizers and their last. We didn't sell anything at all. We had serious winds which destroyed our tent and it was 106F all day long...Glad we did it though. The only way was up.
Who referred you to Please be specific.
Found you guys online through searches relating to 'making a living doing art shows'

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At 5:04pm on March 09, 2013, Connie Mettler gave Lee Saxon Hay a gift
Thank you, Lee, for referring Noma J. Freeman to Art Fair Insiders.
At 10:02pm on November 20, 2012, Vivian Leflore Mora said…

Hey there! I'm glad you guys found me! I love this AFI community!

At 6:22pm on September 12, 2012, Jacki Bilsborrow said…

Hey Lee, thanks for the friend request.

At 12:01am on August 29, 2012, Connie Mettler gave Lee Saxon Hay a gift
Thanks for the pledge and for your membership here. Together we can make this community of artists a helpful place for all. Best wishes.
At 1:07pm on August 20, 2012, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to ArtFairInsiders, Lee.  I'm pleased to see you here and look forward to having you as part of our community.

When you have a chance, please stop by the Discussions" area to introduce yourself to the rest of us. We all look forward to your participation here. Also, visit the "member map" and add your location. We have a lot to offer one another, experienced and newbie alike. Let's make this a dynamic site!

Many topics have already been discussed here before you joined us. You might like to try a search of your topic before you post your question. Just put your topic, canopy tents, jurying fees, Ann Arbor Art Fair, etc, into the search bar at the top of the right side of the page. You might be surprised that someone has already asked your question.

We also ask that all new members take a few moments of their time to read the code of conduct. You will find it at There are a few guidelines that all members will need to follow because , as in any social community, we all need to work together.

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