Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
Every year we have worked to improve our image to the public at Art Fairs. I have used the sage advice of experienced AFI members, my great photographer Larry Berman and observations at every great…Continue
Okay Friends,As usual, I wait until the last minute to make this descion:Should I fly down in two days, stay at my cousin's condo and go to the markets? I have been told that the prices for all…Continue
In the last week I have read some serious GLOOM and DOOM on AFI! A city doesn't want an Art Fair held on it's grounds: let's all ban the fair for a year and see how they like it! The price of gas is…Continue
Recently I had a negative interaction going with another AFI member. I don't know why this person took such a dislike to me from my first postings on the this website to the last one had with him a…Continue
Sorry, first of all for being ten days post event to share a new Art Fair. My new hip has been acting up.
That aside, this was the first Amdur event in my home town of Milwaukee, WI. I was excited. The weather proved to be stunning, with cool breezes off Lake michigan three blocks away and the sun had taken on an autumn brilliance.
The setting was the Historic Third Ward. Originally a manufacturing district due to its proximity to the waterways, the buildings were all…Continue
Recently, I read a blog on AFI about the perils of:
1) Donating your works for charity.
2) Giving a piece of your work for raffle at the Art Fair you are attending.
3) Well, let's not enumerate on… the post was against GIVING AWAY your ART for any reason because it lowers its value.
Why? The jist of the post was that it’s BAD for BUSINESS!
Yes, I have the concept correct, unfortunately. Artists need to be savvy business women/men with cost sheets of…Continue