Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
I like being an artist and everything that goes along with our career. It's my belief that its the pioneer spirit that lies within us that causes us to chart a new course every day of every week of every month of every year. We're the ones that would have traveled the Oregon trail east toward the promised land. We roll the dice and take our chances that are creations are going to keep us in beans and tequila, although I'm finding a taste for a nice porter beer now and then. Now for the…Continue
Man do I miss those warm winter Florida days, but my wife and I decided to come home to Vancouver, Washington for the winter and I'm off doing some northwest shows. Over the next few weeks, I'll be updating posts on several shows. So let's talk about Winterfest. The show is held in two gyms at Peninsula High School in Purdy, Washington. This is a community about six miles north of the very affluent Gig Harbor, Washington. The show is put on by the band as a fund raiser…Continue
OK, here's one for the west coast gang.
The Holiday Food and Gift Festival in Tacoma, Washington just celebrated their 29th year last Wednesday through Sunday (you read that right folks - five days). It's held in the Tacoma Dome and both are an institution in this city. It's been since the late 90's since I've been here, so I'm going to share the HFGF past, present, and future.
Back in the 90's, there would be several thousand…Continue
I just ran across this old blog entry as I was working through my comments section. Interesting enough, there was a comment from a Connei Mettler there.
This post is still relevant today as it was in 2009. May I wish all of my friends a great continuing year!
Greetings from Florida and the Englewood Fine Arts Festival. This show is held annually just off the corner of Dearborn and Mango in downtown Englewood, Florida and put on by the local rotary club. The weather was a close to perfect but maybe a little warm for some. The show hours are great – both Saturday and Sunday were from 10-4. Set up…Continue
It's been interesting my first year in Florida learning about what shows to do and what shows not to do. I decided to do this show versus the Coconut Grove, Artigras, because the Orlando area has been good for sales to me, and I was not disappointed with this show. This is a two-day show that runs from 11-6 on Saturday and Sunday, and is set up around Lake Eola in downtown Orlando. It's a beautiful lake and the community around the area is an older area of well kept homes. The weather…Continue
December 4 and 5, 2010
Market Days is an annual show held at the fairgrounds in Tallahassee, Florida. Artists are set in four buildings that line the road in and out of the fairgrounds. There
are additional booths between the buildings in the median. Their
It's late and I'm tired but I wanted to get this out tonight!
Art in the Gardens (www.npbchamber.com/aitg) in located off PGA Boulevard in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida and took place on November 20 and 21, 2010. The show is located on
a road in the Midtown outdoor shopping center between the main buildings and
can’t be seen from the road. Midtown