Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
Integrity Shows is producing a special Online Art Fair in December. The focus is on artists that missed out on the 2020 show season. It will differ from virtual shows as there will be live content scheduled including live art competitions, demos, studio tours. We'd love you to consider participating. We will have four information sessions if you are…Continue
I was recently on a Zoom call with about 80 other art fair organizers. It was quite impressive how knowledgeable and empathic they are. Since I have about 40 years of event experience I presented some site plans and thoughts about opening safely. Many people asked for copies, so I thought I should also share them with you all. The basics are below or contact me if you would like copies of our individual show plans. I have three shows coming up in the next two months, and each site (and…Continue
Looking back at my posts, I am fixated on the subject of creating a fair jury and clearly providing information to artists so that they can choose the best shows for their art. For each artist, there is a different answer, including things that range from proximity to price point.
How can I provide answers that would be helpful to all of them?
The next section is very long and very detailed. Maybe it would never be read if posted on my web site. Still, if…Continue
As you might expect from my previous post, I am being extra careful to be pro-active in the jury process. I'd love to get feedback on something from other event coordinators and some artists.
Photographer "___________" a talented artists regular in my events has some really cool prints. I like them enough that I have purchased a few.
Then I found an identical image at Target on a cheaper substrate.
I ask. He tells me that he had licensed the image to Target for a…Continue
Every few years, it happens. A buy sell booth makes it through our careful deliberate process. I'd like to explain how that happened, and why we can't do more about it.
A painted metal artist this last weekend at the Clay, Glass and Metal Show should not have been included in the fair. While he was possibly an artist, the style and quantity of work he showed indicated that at least a good amount of his…