"You are very welcome. I only started this in 2017, at 62, so I'm right there with you. Authenticity first and foremost at this age. The sales are coming but the responses to my work are much more important to me and I know the rest will come in…"
"Choose what represents the best of your work, in your eyes. If your work is good, it will speak for itself. The jurors have to make some decisions to cut out mediocre work, and from that perspective, the words you quote do ring true. But beyond…"
"I love that lol! I always try to casually start talking about my concept and techniques to let them know, it ain't about the equipment, it's about the artist's vision. In the end, I am always flattered they stopped to look, no matter…"
"Larry, you are spot on. I get more questions at shows from other photographers trying to learn my technique than any other type of question. And I am glad to share, because you can never have enough experiences where you share your knowledge, learn…"
"Once you are accepted into the show, the organizers will send you incredibly detailed instructions on all the tax stuff and lots of things you never thought about. There may be others with different experiences, but I have never been in a show that…"
"I prefer to keep the cash on me, that way it isn't in a cash box that can wander away, but also it is more accessible for me, particularly when the booth is full of people milling around. I found that a travel pouch that I can hang around…"
I am guessing from your post that you do jewelry, so make sure you do have a few gift boxes just in case, but bags seem to do it for most people.
I usually take at least $100 in 5s and 1s, I don't worry too much about small change, it…"
"Sounds like you have all the basics. The idea of multiple postcards in an bag is good. And as I said, culling those duplicate subjects isn't easy and sometimes you just have to point to one and go with it. I know about that setting up cost, and…"
Another photographer here, in my fourth year of doing shows, and still having questions myself! I have found is that variety is good, and there is no hard and fast rule as to what to take and before every show I do the same sort of…"
"I went with metal shelves in my art room, AmazonBasics five shelf unit was about 50 dollars. I save all my boxes that my prints are shipped in, and use them to store several pictures in each and then stack them on the shelves. Wrapping them in…"
"Hi! I'm in my third year of doing shows and made a lot of the same mistakes mentioned by others that I see in your booth. I wanted to offer a few things that I found helped when my budget was basically two pennies rubbed together and a lot of…"
"Even with the best efforts, don't expect that everyone that you talk to will put you as their priority when they get home. Social media is a great way to have quick places to show your work, but it is so swamped with every kind of gimmick that…"
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"Stick to one table and hang your work on the walls. Try for a more 'gallery' approach. If you are using six foot tables, they are going to eat up the space inside the booth quickly, once you get people trying to stop and look at each item…"
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Being able to share my work with others. Meeting other artists.
Best show ever and why
Historic Pendleton Spring Festival 2019. Sales were great, close to home, great friendly crowd
Worst show ever and why
St. Augustine Art and Craft Festival, 2017. Sales were terrible, location was in the middle of the tourist area and no locals attended due to holiday tourist crowd and high cost of parking. Tourists were looking for cheap entertainment and were not buying.
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