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Linda A Shields's Blog – August 2011 Archive (3)

RIP: ART at the Local Art Fair......or are ARTISTS A DYING BREED?

This is no hoax, exaggeration, fit of hysterics, or roll of doldrums.


"Dan and I are thinking of quitting the Art Fair Biz."


No, some might exclaim!

But is this the same woman who was so creatively and emotionaly transcendent after Amdur's Promenade of Arts?

"Yup", I answer.

(I can ask and answer my own questions. Pretty advanced for my age, hey?)

Well, what happened this past month, you wonder?

"It all hit."



Added by Linda A Shields on August 28, 2011 at 3:47pm — 68 Comments

What are the TOP TEN SHOWS to enter in 2012?

Calling all artists:

1) Applications for the important shows begin to be due in Setember, 2011 through January, 2012. And then it can be over for the big shows.

2) I am asking all experienced artists in the major categories to state your expertise and then which shows you consider the top ten. THEN, which shows YOU are actually applying to show in 2012. Thanks for sharing!!

3) We know we need to get professional pictures taken NOW, our booth shot MUST…


Added by Linda A Shields on August 8, 2011 at 1:21pm — 18 Comments

Does naming an entry annoy jurors?

In a recent post, Larry Berman reminded us to not submit a photo to zapp or any other show for that matter where the DCSF number might include the DATE of the picture. WHY? Because if you are submitting a beloved photo from 2007 for a 2012 show, the jururs might toss you thinking this is your old work....and it is five years OLD!


So I thought about what I submit.


I enter names like "All That Jazz", "Spring Ice". "Victorian Vanity" or "Mesmerize…


Added by Linda A Shields on August 8, 2011 at 1:06pm — 18 Comments

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