Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
Everyone has seen an event prospectus or applications which has statements that say that exhibitors are required to carry general or specific types of liability insurance in the amount of a bazillion dollars. These requirements also usually indicate that a certificate of insurance needs to accompany the application and should name the event or event entity as co-insured on the certificate.
Lastly, the certificate sometimes must accompany the application, or you don't get in,…Continue
I have been wanting to have event promoters discuss this topic for quite some time, but never got around to posting it: Why do juried events accept STAGED (FAKE) BOOTH IMAGES for evaluation purposes and then weight them so highly?
Truth is, most on site booth set-ups do not resemble the submitted jury images. They do NOT usually show browse bins, density of merchandise marketed for sale, signage in use at the show, and that often many exhibitors move their displays…Continue
This was my first Howard Alan event. I had previously juried into at least two previous HA events which were cancelled by the organizers - Baltimore Inner Harbor and Georgetown... One killed by the Gran Prix and the other by apparent inability to reach agreements with the local govt...
Location, Location, Location: I think location had a great deal to do with whether your sales that weekend were successful. I was…Continue
So earlier this summer, I was looking to fill a hole or two in my schedule. In checking on eventlister.com/craftlister.com and a couple other sites, I saw an opportunity for an event slightly northwest of Philadelphia.
It was an event billed as a medium…Continue
So the results are starting to roll in for the better mid-atlantic juried events. I know that accepted artists at events do not ask for their scores. Accepted is accepted and you're happy.
But what about those shows where your work is on par with what you see at the event, but you applied early; thought your images were good and your booth image was strong... but still didn't make the cut?
The jury process is not transparent. Most show directors I have requested scores from…Continue
Guess they have not been reading here about unreasonable costs to enter and exhibit at juried exhibitions......
This is from the call for entry I just got in my inbox:
"As you review the Artists’ Market application for 2014 you’ll note changes to our fee structure. We’ve worked hard, to maintain level costs for program administration and equipment rental to our exhibitors, particularly during the…Continue
Anyone got any comments or ratings for the King Canopy Tuff Tent? Scored on one from Amazon.com for 199$ and free shipping.. Looked to be better than the EZ-up Express II's I have been using...
Please no tent snobbery remarks. I cant afford 1200$ plus for a tent which takes two people and an hour plus of time to set up....
Connie, Thanks for the post of the week award, that was very kind of you.
I am thankful that my Kevlar undies and Nomex outer garments held up during the responses to the original posting. I knew that I was stepping on the wearable producer toes when I wrote this and I certainly wasn't deluding myself. But I wanted to wait for a bit before posting on it again and let those offended take their opportunities to express themselves.......
Thankfully, my placement of my laurels in…Continue
I am unpacked from the 50th Annual Havre de Grace Art Show - which is put on by the local Soroptimist group (Women's Service Group). At one point in time, this juried event was very large with upwards of 300 vendors. These days, it is about half that number of exhibitors, with more craft than art. The show has shrunk over time as the volunteer staff has greyed and fine art draw has decreased.
The booth fee for the event is very reasonable (under $200) and the venue is a mostly level…Continue
So June 30th was notification day for the Bethesda Row Arts Festival. I was rejected yet again.
The application fee/jury fee/seed money generator was $40.00.
The whole application/jury process was done through ZAPP.
The storm the night before as it approached Ocean City travelling north to south. Note the clear skies behind it and on the left. To the right, the sky was black....Also note the trailing thing-ees under the wall cloud...
Saturday, June 15, 2013..... The…Continue
Event Name: Arts Alive
Location: Northside Park (125th Street), Ocean City MD
Promoter: Town of Ocean City - Special…Continue
I have approximately a 10 ft wide by 8.5 ft deep LED-lit booth set-up using the moonbeam colored Propanels (light grey). So far, I have only made one $350 mistake by ordering panels which wouldn't allow me to hide my deep cycle marine batteries or use my tent weights...
I am hoping to be accepted into a Howard Alan event. I was accepted into one in Baltimore which got cancelled b/c it was the same weekend as the Baltimore Gran Prix.. Their booth guidelines suggest flooring other than…Continue
These fine folks sent me an unsolicited e-mail asking for a portfolio submission in order to evaluate my work for potential representation. website address is www.amsterdamwhitneygallery.com
The person 'signing' the e-mail was Ruthie Tucker
Can anyone relate an prior experiences with…Continue
Did the 2nd Annual Dewey Beach Arts Festival (juried) last weekend with my hand-poured scented soy candles as my product. This is my craft business which supports my fine art show habit. So please don't make fun of a product which generates twice as much revenue as my award-winning fine art paintings...
The scheduled Saturday show date was an off-and-on stormy rain-out and thankfully show management called off the event via text and e-mail very, very, early in the AM after apparently…Continue