Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
Which show was it for you that looked like it would be disastrous, yet it turned into one of the best shows ever? For me it was the Lake Eustis Fine Art Show in Eustis Florida. I had taken a one…Continue
Several months ago I posted my booth shot and asked for input. It was humbling, to say the least, but I got a lot of great feedback from other artists who are in the know. Posting the booth image…Continue
It took me a few long cold winters to get used to life in the Midwest, after living in Florida and doing the show circuit there for 25 years. In the south, shows start up in September and wind down in April, and by then it's too hot. In the north, it’s just the opposite: May to October, and after that it's too dang cold.
I know there are road gypsies out there that can pull off the year-round art show circuit, and I tip my hat to them. As for me and my house, I am glad to have my in…
Somewhere along the line (right here on AFI!) I learned that jury images need to show a constistency. The pieces need to look like they are all from the same DNA, so to speak. Ever since hearing that, I have had a concern that my jury images are too dissimilar, and that someday I should make them more cohesive.
So this month, “someday” arrived. I designed and built new statement pieces that are similar to another jury image. In the process of designing, I…Continue
"The thing I remember best about successful people I've met all through the years is their obvious delight in what they're doing......and it seems to have very little to do with worldly success. They just love what they’re doing, and they love it in front of other people" Fred Rogers
So why do you do shows? Is it about loving what…Continue