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

Michael Heilman
  • Alexandria, VA
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Michael Heilman replied to Cindy Dubielak Yeager's discussion Unusual, Self-taught or Folk Festivals
"Hello. The American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore has an annual show  around Thanksgiving time. You may want to check this out."
Sep 9, 2019
Michael Heilman replied to Larry Sohn's discussion Speaking with customers, at Art Fairs
"I would add the thought that when we exhibit at a show, we represent not only ourselves and our work, but also the show as a whole. My wife and I also attend art and craft shows and we get to see  those shows the way the other  show goers…"
Sep 6, 2019
Michael Heilman replied to Richard L. Sherer's discussion IS THIS "BUY SELL"
"I do not consider someone who designs something and has someone else  make it a craftsperson. Whether "fine artists" think someone who designs something and has someone else make it, is actually the artist, is not a subject  I…"
Aug 14, 2019

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Years in the Art Fair Business
First show ever
Art on the Avenue
What is your website?
What are the best things about art fairs
Other exhibitors. Getting commissions.
Best show ever and why
Mid Atlantic Fine Furnishings Show Highest quality exhibitors have ever been in show with, and knowledgeable attendees.
Worst show ever and why
Annapolis Art and Craft Show. Terrible quality of exhibitors at supposed "juried" show. Site was a field of mud.
Who referred you to Please be specific.
Cindy Grisdela, art quilt maker
What is one fun fact about yourself?
Hate being asked what is a "fun fact".

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At 4:03pm on June 11, 2014, Connie Mettler gave Michael Heilman a gift
Thanks so much for your pledge. I appreciate it and it really helps me with my mission of supporting the artists so they can earn a living in this crazy business.
At 6:22pm on July 20, 2013, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Michael.  I'm pleased to see you here and look forward to having you as part of our community.

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