Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
Of course being an artist isn't a job, nor a vocation, its in your bones and defines who you are. Luckily we live in a country where there is room to change and the legal means of doing so. Start out as an…Continue
Added by Connie Mettler on March 26, 2020 at 8:22am — No Comments
This message is from Carroll Swayze, a printmaker from Florida who has been involved with the NAIA, an artists support organization since its inception in…Continue
Rather than trying to follow the ever-growing list of cancellations, I was wondering if any art fairs anywhere in the country are still actually being held.
According to Zapplication's calendar, there are still uncanceled art fairs scheduled for this weekend. Is that for real?
Anybody gearing up to participate in an art fair this weekend? Next weekend?
Added by Meg Mettler on March 24, 2020 at 4:00am — No Comments
In the interest of keeping our imaginations going in these dark and dreary times I'm copying an email I received because of the cool ideas therein ... seems we don't have to keep doing the same thing over and over again.
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How are you feeling? I am totally enervated and concerned about the future of art festivals, not only in the short term but in the long run. I'm hearing from artists and reading comments on …Continue
Please encourage the various art fairs that are canceling to put on a virtual art fair. They can use their site to have patrons drop down as they do on google maps to the show site and look at the booth slide of each artist in the show. upon clicking on the image of the booth slide they get to that artist's website to shop for art. The judge for awards can still hand out awards by doing the exact same thing that they always do nowadays. Judge from the website. Since the award…Continue
Artists, this is a time for you to stand up for yourself and be the artist you created of yourself. It's time to get rid of the selfish sharks and let organizers that lead with their heart come in.
BOYCOTT ANY Art Fair NOT giving full refunds and put them on notice. When art fair makes the decision not to give you a full refund for not coming through on what you paid for they are letting you know they do…
We are being told to trust that we will get our booth fees returned. I call BS!! The April show has been canceled by Vintage Market Days yet......
From Vintage Market Days: There is no money for us to give back to vendors, and free booths are literally all we can offer. Booth rent does not pay the promoter's paycheck, it goes directly out the door and into the hands of our marketing partners who spend the money on our ads and commercials. While our marketing partners have agreed to…Continue
Added by Meg Mettler on March 20, 2020 at 4:00am — No Comments
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Added by Meg Mettler on March 19, 2020 at 4:00am — No Comments
Looking back at my posts, I am fixated on the subject of creating a fair jury and clearly providing information to artists so that they can choose the best shows for their art. For each artist, there is a different answer, including things that range from proximity to price point.
How can I provide answers that would be helpful to all of them?
The next section is very long and very detailed. Maybe it would never be read if posted on my web site. Still, if…Continue
Added by Meg Mettler on March 18, 2020 at 4:00am — No Comments
I'm receiving a bunch of creative emails from artists promoting online sales and discounts, etc.
Here's the latest from a good email marketer, John Leben:
Subject line: John Leben is having a 20% Off Sale
Some of the discussions on various social media pages have revolved around resources for artists. Here are some that you may or may not have come across and may or may not be of use to you.…Continue
Added by Meg Mettler on March 17, 2020 at 8:26am — No Comments