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Edmonds Art Festival 2014, Edmond WA

I know I’m late with this, but better late than never I suppose…

See also my review from 2013.…


Added by Lisa Foster on August 9, 2014 at 6:00pm — 5 Comments

Boise Art Museum's Art in the Park 2013 , Boise, ID

My last show of the season is in the bag. This was another new show for me, running Fri-Sun Sept 6-8. I woke up late on Monday morning after the show and felt totally fried. I’m not sure why. Sure, the show had long hours, 10-8 Friday and Saturday, 10-5 on Sunday, but Edmonds was just as long. It wasn’t that hot and I was in the shade. They had men with golf carts to help haul your gear so set-up was relatively easy. It was a 430 mile drive which probably took its toll, but I don’t think…


Added by Lisa Foster on September 10, 2013 at 6:21pm — 5 Comments

A stormy weekend in Bend Oregon, Art in the High Desert 2013

When my jury results for Art in the High Desert came I expected to file it away with my rejections. I had juried for this show for 4 or 5 years, always with the same results... no joy. I was close to giving it up and not apply this year. I was shocked to be wait-listed. And then I was almost immediately called off the wait-list. I’m really glad I didn’t give up! It was a wonderful show in all respects... except for the weather, but more on that later.

Art in…


Added by Lisa Foster on August 29, 2013 at 1:30pm — 13 Comments

Sun Valley Center Arts and Crafts Festival 2013, Ketchum, ID

This was my first year showing at this show. As I drove through the Columbia River Gorge in 105 deg heat, I had high hopes of selling my most expensive pieces. Alas, that was not the case. Again, all of my sales were small. This is not a high traffic show so it’s hard to make it work on small sales. I had a lot of interest in my work and a lot of be-backs that didn’t come back or came back but didn’t buy. Many of the artists I talked to were either disappointed with sales or…


Added by Lisa Foster on August 13, 2013 at 1:30pm — 8 Comments

West Linn Fine Art Festival 2013, West Linn, OR

I’m beat!, Exhausted, fried, wiped out... pick your adjective... I just finished the West Linn Fine Art Festival, Aug. 3-5. I did this show in 2011 and it was BAD (it was deserted), so you can’t say I didn’t know better. However, this year they were in a new venue which should have been better. And in some ways it was better. This year there were more people and they were buying. However, as has been the trend for me this year, all of my sales were of small items. And in this…


Added by Lisa Foster on August 5, 2013 at 12:00pm — 4 Comments

A second try at Gig Harbor, WA 2013

If I had a $1 for every compliment or every business card I passed out at this festival I’d be one happy artist! This was my second year at the Gig Harbor Summer Art Festival. Last year I sold one original and not much else, this year I sold a number of smaller items and only one very small original. In both cases my total sales and the outcome was the same. I broke even, give or take a little. I really like this show. The town of Gig Harbor, WA is beautiful, the show is well…


Added by Lisa Foster on July 22, 2013 at 5:00pm — 15 Comments

A show with a view-Trout Lake, WA 2013

This art festival is located on a farm in the very small community of Trout Lake, WA which is north of the Columbia River Gorge. The area is known for outdoor activities, Mt.. Adams and the huckleberries that grow wild there. This year it was in a new location complete with a stunning view of Mt. Adams. That was the good part about the new location, the bad was…


Added by Lisa Foster on July 15, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Edmonds Art Festival Review 2013. Perspective from a painter, Edmonds WA

This was my first year at this show and is my 3rd full year doing shows. The show ran from Fri-Sun, June 13-16 with setup on Thursday June 12th. Edmonds is a northern suburb of Seattle, WA located on Puget sound. I was a bit apprehensive about this show since I hadn’t done well at the Belleveue Festival of the Arts in 2012 and I expected the demographic to be similar. Also, the weather is iffy in the Northwest in June. I always joke that summer doesn’t start until the…


Added by Lisa Foster on July 11, 2013 at 12:30pm — 12 Comments

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