Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
All of us folks in Michigan have been ga-ga for many years about the amazing work and the social activity that takes place in late September in Grand Rapids at the $500,000 ArtPrize.
Guess what folks? The people in Dallas want an ArtPrize too. Texas artists take note ... this is an amazing opportunity to have your most fabulous work entered into this popular competition and a crack at the very BIG prize money.
Thanks to all of you who participated in the survey and shared it with others. Our second annual best art fair survey is all tallied. The purpose of the survey is to bring attention to the best shows in the country and promote "art fair tourism."
Sara Shambarger, director of art fairs at the Krasl Art Center, resigned on November 21, the organization announced. Shambarger spent 19 years directing the popular Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff, and three years leading the Artisan Market fundraiser for the St. Joseph art center.
The popular St. Joe art fair was started in 1962 and has been a loved local tradition, increasing in…Continue
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ArtFairCalendar.com has just finished its 2nd annual "America's Best Art Fairs" survey and we'll be announcing the winners.
We asked our mailing list of over 50,000 art fair patrons what was the best art fair in the country and had an amazing nationwide response. Nearly 90% of the respondents completed…Continue
Congratulations to Oscar Matos Linares and thanks to him for his poignant and personal post, "What it Means to be an Hispanic Artist in the United States of America in year 2014." The members have chosen it as the "best in…Continue
May 9 & 10
Presented by Bethesda Urban Partnership and Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District
Saturday 10am-6pm; Sunday…
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With 4 wholesale crafts markets scheduled between January & mid February, how does one decide which show to choose? If you are a first timer there are several factors to consider.
We recently hosted a podcast, "The No Mistake Mistake Art Fair Career: 10 Tips from the Experts"
Our guests were Larry Berman and Bruce Baker. Larry focused on getting into the show and Bruce focused on make…Continue
Informative? helpful? plaintive? sociologically appropriate? inspiring?
Vote today- deadline November 17, 6 pm ET.
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Held in the mild and refreshing days of early spring, the Ridgeland Fine Arts Festival presents artists and their work against the splendid setting of Renaissance at Colony Park, a regional lifestyle center renowned for its shopping,…Continue
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Just when the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair has settled its "footprint" on the real estate of the University of Michigan campus, construction rears its head again! How many years has it been since the show moved to its new location, leaving S. University behind? Five? Six? The early years it had to keep changing its layout because of building construction around the university.
This just in -- new construction! What again? In 2015, there is planned construction in the…Continue
How do I get into the good art fairs and how do I make money when I get there?
These are the universal questions that need to be answered for earning a living in the fine art and fine craft show business. Our expert guests Larry Berman and Bruce Baker…Continue
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Think you're the only one? Hardly ... even the best marketers, most optimistic folks like Abraham Lincoln (well, not exactly an optimistic guy, but you know what I mean) and the fabulous Napoleon Hill experienced disappointments and complete failures.
Surprised? or had that somehow eluded you?
You push and push, you keep trying something new and what you had envisioned as a dream come true keeps ever in the mist leaving you with a huge sense of disappointment and…Continue
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