Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
Well, it has been a while.
Now I have a show report, and it is all positive.
This year marks my 46th year in the business. And it has all been good.
I approached going to the show with lots of apprehension.
Did not want to come down with Covid and come home and give it to my wife.
I was worried how many people show up to buy, would they be masked, would they be eager to buy.
Between booth fee, hotels, gas and food I had about a $1000 nut to break…Continue
Added by Meg Mettler on January 11, 2021 at 6:00am — No Comments
Mark Loeb of Integrity Events in Detroit runs multiple events in that area and has also been involved in the art fair business for many years. Since Covid he has had to cancel all of his events, but he keeps trying other ways to provide income to artists and engage buyers. Late summer and fall he tried hosting small invitational events in hotel suites in the area, also a holiday event at a…Continue
Hi- I am writing to share with you about what I have been up to with my art business since most of my shows were canceled. I started an etsy shop for the first time and one of the reason I like it is that it is very user friendly and you do not have to put any funds out to start. Also I have a friend who makes beautiful watercolor paintings and crafts but does not like all the computer stuff so I am selling some of her stuff in my store as well. Now instead of sitting in the back of her…Continue
I am artist, doing search to find best web site builders, looking like Weebly. Wix, can any one please advise, which will be good website. Thank you. You can also email
Added by Connie Mettler on December 26, 2020 at 2:05pm — No Comments
Is anyone out there interested in Mat cutting? I have the complete mat cutter flat files and circle cutter.
Added by Marlene Lehman on December 24, 2020 at 9:37am — No Comments
Added by Meg Mettler on December 16, 2020 at 6:58am — No Comments
Is my computer going bonkers or did the site age change. Mine is all white now and font is really small. Is there a fix????
What makes this fair different? We have included some of…
Added by Meg Mettler on December 2, 2020 at 8:00am — No Comments
10% Discount - something I've never offered. I've thought again about my original offer. Because everyone needs a break now, I'm extending my discount until the end of the year. Through midnight December 31st, I'll take 10% off any image editing or photography job sent to me by December 31st. Remember Prices go back to normal January 1st 2021.
Check out the new artwork photography and before and after image improvements:…
Added by Larry Berman on December 2, 2020 at 5:25am — No Comments
Welcome to the 9th annual AFI Secret Santa. Secret Santa 2020 is our annual gifting and sharing of good wishes for our art fair community. It is…Continue
Added by Connie Mettler on November 23, 2020 at 5:00pm — No Comments
Connie, you make sense all the way. One of my mottos during this time of covid is, "We'll see." And so we will. Stay well. Lisa
Added by Lisa Zovar on November 19, 2020 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Dear Family and Friends,
I trust this letter finds each of you safe and calm in the face of the pandemic. I am facing my own health crisis and I am neither safe nor calm!
I am writing this letter to share with you where I am in my life right now and seeking your wisdom, guidance, prayers and assistance.
While drafting this letter, I had a transplant waitlist meeting with the Transplant Center at Georgetown Hospital, Washington, D.C. …Continue
I did not attend the show but am wondering how it was. If anyone out there did the Fountain Hills show in AZ this past weekend, would you please post some info on how it was, especially during COVID.
I appreciate Connie Mettler's post about art fairs in Naples. I totally understand the objections of Naples Art that the United Arts Council show would be competition and that eight art shows in Naples is plenty.
But there is another side to the story: the artists. If any of you participate/d in art fairs in and around Chicago, you are probably aware that the market is saturated, which makes for low sales. Lots of walkers and lots of dogs just enjoying a day out, talking with friends…Continue
Integrity Shows is producing a special Online Art Fair in December. The focus is on artists that missed out on the 2020 show season. It will differ from virtual shows as there will be live content scheduled including live art competitions, demos, studio tours. We'd love you to consider participating. We will have four information sessions if you are…Continue
Added by Mark Loeb on November 13, 2020 at 12:51pm — No Comments
The Collier County (Naples, FL) commissioners are listening to two organizations to determine what is best for their community. The …Continue
Added by Connie Mettler on October 30, 2020 at 11:00am — No Comments
Well, I went north to Saugatuck,Michigan in Late June.
I live there and have a studio, usually there about five months doing my midwest circuit of shows
In case you do not know me, I am a photographer who does both color and handcolored black and white images. I have been on the circuit for 45 years and do about 27 shows per year. I actually earn a living from this, I…Continue