Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
This past fall I was approached by the director of Tennessee Craft to do a scripted piece for the local Public Television station. I had seen some of the previous shorts that they produce and I knew…Continue
I've been doing art festivals for about 18 months now as a side job but I'm looking to leave my "job" and start concentrating on my art.Here is a couple booth shots from an Atlanta show this past…Continue
Good morning community! I'd like to take a moment to introduce myself. My name is Matt Estrada, an artist living in Tennessee. I've been doing art festivals for about 18 months, mostly in the…Continue
I was ecstatic to get juried into Winter Park this year for the first time. I wasn't sure what to expect but was certainly aware of the reputation that precedes this show.
I made the trek from Tennessee on Wednesday, spent the night in Gainesville, Florida then continued onto Winter Park on Thursday for load in. I had looked at the map of the show beforehand so knew exactly where my booth placement in Central Park was thanks to Google Street Maps. I was directly between two massive…Continue
Just a few more days and counting until I leave for sunny Florida from Tennessee. I was juried into this year's Winter Park show and I see reviews that are all over the place for the event. Should I be concerned about Nels' review from last year? Hopefully I wont! I looking forward to posting a positive review myself. That's why we do festivals, right?…Continue
Nashville has traditionally been a great market for me in the 18 months I've been doing shows here at Centennial Park near the Parthenon. It's a local show for me, only 40 minutes from my house so I just commute back and forth over the four day period (set up + 3 day show).
Thursday set up was available from noon - 7 pm. I decided to wait until late in the day to set up and it was a sea of white tents completely closed up so I had no issue just backing up to my booth space…Continue
I was ecstatic that I was juried into this show having fellow artists saying what a solid show this is. It after all is billed as one of the largest one day shows in the States and "Indiana's nicest day"! This was my first show ever in the state of Indiana.
I made the trek from Tennessee to Indianapolis in about 5 hours. I was in the "Yellow" section which was the area for the Evening at Penrod preview party. I entered onto the grounds of the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA) off 38th…Continue