Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
The band of nomadic Gypsies descended on Estero, Florida on Feb 15th, 16th, and 17th. I arrived early on Friday, but, as usual, there are 30 or 40 already up. What “go getters” we have in our merry band! There is definitely something uplifting when you glimpse those white exclamation points in the distance. Man! One just gets overwhelmed with optimism.
While asphalt parking lots are not particularly welcoming, an easy set up kept the positivity going…Continue
Cape Coral Art Fest 1-11, 12, 13, 2019
Mid-January we plunged into the agonizing joy of being Art Fair artists once again. This, my second show, was in Cape Coral, Florida, sponsored by the local Rotary with proceeds going to a Community Garden.
This is a show that is held on Cape Coral Parkway, one of the main drags through town, so “set up” was delayed until around 7PM Friday evening. Registration opened at 6 and a long line of vehicles formed waiting…Continue
Maitland Rotary Art Fest
This, our first Art Fest experience, was held last weekend in Maitland, FL a suburb Northeast of Orlando in absolutely gorgeous weather… the kind that makes you feel “Life is Good!” The actual venue for this event was Lake Lily, a beautiful small lake with community facilities, nice walking trails and plenty of lakeside set-up spaces. Electricity was available for many of the sites within reasonable distances, good bathrooms nearby and fine interior spaces for…Continue
Reading through the various posts, it seems that Reviews of Shows are a sought commodity. Thus, I thought I'd do a little blog-journelling, as I am getting ready to jump into the Art Fair scene for the first time. Might be worth a few laughs for you, the experienced artists out there, as you read about the various shenanigans I get into as I go along. Here's where things stand today:
1. Who am I? I'm an old retired guy who has been a closet artist for life. A few…Continue