Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
Jay and I came into this biz 'late in life.' We do know about shlepping and conferences having created and developed educational products for special needs and mainstream children and adults. I…Continue
I love it -- there is nothing else like this out there -- thank you for doing this ... the compliments go on and on ...So, how does one make a sale? Close a sale? Hear that the potential purchaser…Continue
After 5 joint replacements since March 2014 - yes 2 hips, 2 knees, rt reverse shoulder -- and knowing that I am on avoidance for left shoulder surgery -- and am now having epidurals for my back -- we have decided to do a few shows this year. Has anyone done the Pittsburgh Arts and Craft Shows, Nassau Shows, and Gilmore Shows? What are thoughts?
Thanks in advance.
After having bilateral hip surgery - right hip replaced and left hip revised in March and a right shoulder replacement in June, my wonderful surgeon has given me the ok to start doing shows in a slow manner without too much lifting (and I am still working on raising my arm). He's told me to keep being creative and designing. We didn't sign up for anything because we didn't know how long my recovery would be (and I am still doing pt 3x a week and have limited stamina). But we want to get…Continue
A friend of mine was excited to tell me that he was just juried into a fine craft show. I was appalled and said - 'But you do 'buy and sell.' And then I told him that if he was next to me, across from me, or anywhere near me, I would be totally upset. He said he understood and hoped he wasn't placed near 'shlocky buy and sell.' He figured that promoters needed to sell space. I figure that if promoters are so desperate to sell space, then maybe there needs to be a 'Plan B' - to think it…Continue
All summer long I have been thinking about our inside display for the jewelry. We have used our Corelle dishes – and placed black acquarium rocks in it. Then we’ve laid each collection in an individual plate with signs stating each collection’s name and few word description.
The display is pretty. We always have comments on how clever it looks – how the display ‘pops,’ and so on. So the comments have been about the ‘cool’ display but not always about the ‘wow’ factor of…Continue