Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
Added by Connie Mettler on September 30, 2012 at 11:30pm — No Comments
Who gets into almost all of the top shows and can win Best of Show? Meet Jody dePew McLeane (pastel drawings) and Ted Gall (sculptor), involved in the art fair business for over 40 years and consistently exhibiting at the "dream shows." They are the proof that you can earn a living participating at the art fairs. Both artists declare that the art fairs…Continue
January 26 & 27
Islamorada, Florida - in the Keys
Deadline: November 9
100 Artist Booths
The Islamorada Fine Art Expo is set in a warm tropical paradise and is creating new standards for South Florida art shows. Attendees stroll the flowering tree covered streets and meander through beautiful gardens.
Located in the…
May 10-12, 2013
Greenville, South Carolina
West End Historic District
Greenville is located in the Blue Ridge…Continue
Added by Connie Mettler on September 20, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments
Chicago September 6-7 the 4th Annual Arts Festival Conference presented by ZAPP and WESTAF was held in downtown Chicago. To correct some assumptions, the conference is not "about" ZAPP, its purpose is to bring artists, art fair organizers and other arts professionals together to share information about culture and arts festivals in the U.S. I've attended a bunch of arts conferences and there is always great energy around them as people in the business meet face to face those…Continue
If you can't get into the shows you can't earn a living, the bottom line. For those of you looking for even more details visit Carolyn Edlund's Arts Business Institute blog where she explores in depth many of the business aspects of the fine art and fine craft business.
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Added by Connie Mettler on September 15, 2012 at 8:10am — No Comments
Here is our latest podcast from September 13 where I spoke with art marketing consultant Barney Davey. Barney has been active in art marketing since 1988 and began his career with Decor magazine and the Decor Expo tradeshows in New York City. This podcast is about business, not art. According to Barney if you are not selling your art being an artist…Continue
Eagerly I drove down I-55 through the corn fields of Illinois from Chicago. For someone who loves to be on the road I was nearly ecstatic to be seeing the country again and also anticipating seeing friends in St. Louis. As I pulled into St. Louis at 5:10 pm the skies opened up with heavy rain and the wind roared between the buildings. No art fair for me or anyone else that…Continue
Barney Davey, author of How to Profit from the Art Print Market, brings his expertise as an art marketing consultant to help artists bridge the gap between making art and making a living. As a sales and marketing executive for Decor magazine and the Decor Expo tradeshows, Barney has consulted…
February 2 & 3
Added by Connie Mettler on September 6, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments
1. Best of Show $1500 Xiao Jiang, Painting
2. 1stplace $1200 Bruce…Continue
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Added by Connie Mettler on September 4, 2012 at 11:00pm — No Comments
Something fun for this holiday weekend. You may (or may not) know that some of the most popular videos on the Internet are ones featuring cats. The well-regarded modern Walker Art Museum of Minneapolis held its first Internet Cat Video Film Festival recently featuring 70 videos of cats in t-shirts, cats pounding on pianos, etc.
With more than 70 videos, the Walker mounted a social experiment as much as a film festival. At issue was whether cat video lovers used to gorging…
Just when you think you've seen every photograph you ever need to see at an art fair someone comes along and grabs your heart with the strength of their imagery.
For Chris Dahlquist learning to use a camera and the darkroom came at the same time she learned to ride a bicycle. Her amazing…