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

Sarah Schoenfeld
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Successful tabletop jewelry display ideas?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sarah Schoenfeld Jul 5. 2 Replies

I am highly interested in seeing examples of successful tabletop display of necklaces. Due to suggestions in another post, I am revamping mine. I've scoured pinterest, etc. but it's hard to tell how…Continue

GREAT group

Started this discussion. Last reply by Connie Mettler Jul 2. 1 Reply

I'm getting some really good help here, and want to thank everyone who's taken the time to share useful information. *insert heart* :)Continue

Brutal feedback, please?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sarah Schoenfeld Jul 5. 22 Replies

I just did my second small craft market event yesterday, and would appreciate some frank feedback on my booth and/or products. This was in a church parking lot.I had quite a bit of interest in my…Continue

Finding local shows and festivals?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sarah Schoenfeld Jul 1. 18 Replies

Hello,What are some ways you guys find shows and festivals in your specific areas? I'm looking at greater Seattle area, looking for smaller local ones to gain experience. Is it advisable to pay for…Continue

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Sarah Schoenfeld replied to larkin kasandra's discussion making of vinyl banner
"Should admin take a closer look at this post? "
Jul 27
Sarah Schoenfeld replied to Sarah Schoenfeld's discussion Brutal feedback, please?
"I love this pedestal idea, Richard! The wingnuts are a great idea too. I love to sit up high anyway, so I just need to find a light, portable director stool and I'd be happy. :) "
Jul 5
Sarah Schoenfeld replied to Sarah Schoenfeld's discussion Successful tabletop jewelry display ideas?
"Hi Connie, I had done a search, but apparently didn't use the right terms. You're right, there are some. Thanks!"
Jul 5
Richard L. Sherer replied to Sarah Schoenfeld's discussion Brutal feedback, please?
"Some shows don't like tables. Here is a way to convert you tables to pedestals. This also increases your under table/pedestal starage space.  Easily done with 1" steel conduit. We now use the screws as "stops" rather than…"
Jul 5
Connie Mettler replied to Sarah Schoenfeld's discussion Successful tabletop jewelry display ideas?
"Hi Sarah, I did change the category -- no biggie. Did you do a search on this site in the search box - upper right hand corner for "booth display", or "selling jewelry", or jewelry, jeweler, table top, or some other topic with…"
Jul 5
Sonja Jones replied to Sarah Schoenfeld's discussion Brutal feedback, please?
"Hi Sarah!  I am relatively new to this, too, and began like you doing church art and craft shows.  I agree with everything the others have stated here - you need to upgrade your display to look more crisp and professional.  Go to some…"
Jul 4
Sarah Schoenfeld posted a discussion

Successful tabletop jewelry display ideas?

I am highly interested in seeing examples of successful tabletop display of necklaces. Due to suggestions in another post, I am revamping mine. I've scoured pinterest, etc. but it's hard to tell how well they work at selling. So if anyone has photos or links of effective displays, I'd love to see them. (I couldn't find an appropriate category for this, so I'm asking my question here. Apologies if this is the wrong place, feel free to move it.)See More
Jul 4
Sarah Schoenfeld replied to Sarah Schoenfeld's discussion Brutal feedback, please?
"Thanks, Matt, good suggestion about the zip ties."
Jul 3
Matt Gwinn replied to Sarah Schoenfeld's discussion Brutal feedback, please?
"You already have more booth experience than me, but simply from a customer standpoint I agree with what everyone else has suggested.Being able to see the other booths behind your grids makes if really hard to focus on your artwork. I'd also…"
Jul 3
Connie Mettler replied to Sarah Schoenfeld's discussion GREAT group
"and we're glad you're here, Sarah. Community and sharing makes the world go round ... "
Jul 2
Barry Shandler replied to Sarah Schoenfeld's discussion Brutal feedback, please?
"Trash that awful easel. Never hang from the top frame structure. Cant tell what your selling. Looks like it might be birds, cats, fish and other stuff. I would hope theres no kids on the beach flying kites-or abstracts. you must have a central…"
Jul 2
Sue Kroll replied to Sarah Schoenfeld's discussion Brutal feedback, please?
"I will say my bit about the overall impression, nothing about your art as it is hard to see in this photo.  Grid walls says you are a beginner because everyone starts out this way.  I know $1200 Pro-panels are probably out of the question…"
Jul 2
Sarah Schoenfeld replied to Sarah Schoenfeld's discussion Finding local shows and festivals?
"It's possible I just haven't found it yet. :P "
Jul 1
Sarah Schoenfeld replied to Sarah Schoenfeld's discussion Brutal feedback, please?
"Thanks, Barry. I wouldn't expect anyone to sell much when they first start out. I'm thinking it's better to make more mistakes on a small scale and learn from them as I grow. Wouldn't you agree?"
Jul 1
Barry Shandler replied to Sarah Schoenfeld's discussion Brutal feedback, please?
"Looks like a going out of business sale to me. Not much there . What is there is blocked from entry with things your not selling. Tables and boxes. No one uses open screen anymore. As a minimum cover them with cloth. Better yet get “Pro…"
Jul 1
Greg Lawler replied to Sarah Schoenfeld's discussion Finding local shows and festivals?
"You're most welcome."
Jul 1

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Your Medium
Watercolor, Ink, Polymer Clay
Years in the Art Fair Business
1
First show ever
Renton Wine Walk
What is your website?
http://docpixel.com
What are the best things about art fairs
Learning from others, getting ideas, sharing my artwork, feeling validated by selling my work.
Best show ever and why
The next one!
Worst show ever and why
Renton Wine Walk. Visitors were more interested in wine, than in buying art.

And the substitute band was so loud that people couldn't hear or talk.
Who referred you to ArtFairInsiders.com? Please be specific.
An artist friend on Facebook.
What is one fun fact about yourself?
Half of my brain is highly analytical and half is artistic.

Comment Wall (3 comments)

At 8:32am on June 10, 2019, Christina L. Towell said…

Hi Sarah,

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders!  We're delighted to make your acquaintance and hope you'll take advantage of everything the site has to offer.  Thanks so much and best of luck as you move forward.

At 6:38pm on June 16, 2019, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Sarah. We’re so glad you joined us. I hope you’ll find the site helpful and that you’ll share your ideas and experiences, ask questions and join the discussions. The site is only as good as the members make it. We have a lot to offer one another, experienced and newbie alike.

Please stop by the "Discussions" area to introduce yourself. Then read the "Getting Started" for tips to make the site easier to navigate.

Many topics have already been discussed. We suggest you try a search of your topic before you post your question. Click the SEARCH tab at the top of the page and “search” for your topic: tents, jury fees, Ann Arbor Art Fair, the name of a show, etc. You might find that someone has already asked and answered your question.

Check out our code of conduct to understand the rules of the site.
Each of us is unique and has a gift to share that can help someone else. We all look forward to your sharing on ArtFairInsiders.com.

Best wishes, Connie Mettler

p.s. The best way to make this system easy to use is to click on the "Follow-Email me" link at the bottom of each Forum discussion that interests you. That way the system will email you automatically whenever anyone responds. It's a great time-saver.

At 6:53pm on June 16, 2019, Sarah Schoenfeld said…

Hi Connie, thank you for the welcome. I'm hoping to learn a lot here. 

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