Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
Showing at art fairs and festivals has many challenges, one of which is creating excellent work. But as we all know, that’s only the beginning. Since I’ve started doing these I’ve learned many…Continue
I'm currently getting some some of my paintings photographed. I noticed that on his website it states "all images copyright his name." In some quick searching I noticed that he probably does own…Continue
As far as I can tell, square requires a signature for all purchases over $25. What if I don't have a signal and cannot swipe or hand enter the info. Others here have said use a knucklebuster to…Continue
Reading the Sunshine Artist top 20 blog post and the fact that I'm toying with the idea of taking a spring trip to Texas, prompted me to look at the Bayou City application. A couple of things that…Continue
My last show of the season is in the bag. This was another new show for me, running Fri-Sun Sept 6-8. I woke up late on Monday morning after the show and felt totally fried. I’m not sure why. Sure, the show had long hours, 10-8 Friday and Saturday, 10-5 on Sunday, but Edmonds was just as long. It wasn’t that hot and I was in the shade. They had men with golf carts to help haul your gear so set-up was relatively easy. It was a 430 mile drive which probably took its toll, but I don’t think…Continue
When my jury results for Art in the High Desert came I expected to file it away with my rejections. I had juried for this show for 4 or 5 years, always with the same results... no joy. I was close to giving it up and not apply this year. I was shocked to be wait-listed. And then I was almost immediately called off the wait-list. I’m really glad I didn’t give up! It was a wonderful show in all respects... except for the weather, but more on that later.
This was my first year showing at this show. As I drove through the Columbia River Gorge in 105 deg heat, I had high hopes of selling my most expensive pieces. Alas, that was not the case. Again, all of my sales were small. This is not a high traffic show so it’s hard to make it work on small sales. I had a lot of interest in my work and a lot of be-backs that didn’t come back or came back but didn’t buy. Many of the artists I talked to were either disappointed with sales or…Continue