Art Fair Insiders

Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals

S Brian Berkun's Blog – September 2013 Archive (6)

Something New Under The Sun

I picked up my Mac from the computer repair facility and while the gal at the register was checking me out (read that; rang up the cost of the repair) I checked out the swiper device on her phone. Seems there is another new player in the POS biz. Payments is supported (in the fine print) by Wells Fargo. Their POS system boasts a low rate of 1.8%+15 cents per transaction, slightly higher for keyed transactions (2.3% ?). Doing the math shows this to be a far lower rate… Continue

Added by S Brian Berkun on September 26, 2013 at 4:30pm — 4 Comments

Another one for the books...Durango CO Autumn Arts Festival

Oh what a difference a day makes. Saturday was cool but comfortable and Sunday was a whole 'nother story! Fortunately sales were good on Saturday. Sunday was pretty slow as most people browsed the show and the weather threatened all day long. Most of us were checking the weather web sites all day long and could pretty well predict when it would hit.

The email the night before from the director gave those that wished to take the opportunity to book early and at least 3 or 4 artists…


Added by S Brian Berkun on September 26, 2013 at 2:58pm — 4 Comments

DANG IT! I did it again!

Dag nabit, I told myself I would never do it again...and despite the self admonishments and promises to self, I did!

I know there have been lots of discussions about the issue of caving to the patron request for "your best deal (price)" and I've resolved not to do it and I didn't need to (I've got 4 more shows this year) but I did! I guess it was just another opportunity to test my resolve. I don't always think very quickly on my feet so I'm not always prepared to respond to the… Continue

Added by S Brian Berkun on September 22, 2013 at 11:18pm — 29 Comments

iOS7 Upgrade remorse...apparently not just me!

Up daters beware! I unwittingly stumbled into iPhone iOS7! When my phone told me it was available I decided to update not thinking much about it (as in the implications). To my surprise and horror 7 is quite a bit different then 6! So much so, that I dislike it immensely! The screen is too light, the type font too skinny and overall it is not a pleasant experience to use! Additionally, I guess until they update, APPs don't seem to work very well either. I wonder if I can go back to 6? I will at… Continue

Added by S Brian Berkun on September 20, 2013 at 7:03pm — 13 Comments

Autumn & Art @ Bradley Fair - Wichita

Patrons enjoying a rare mild (rainless) night at Autumn & Art @ Bradley Fair in Wichita

The picture doesn't do it justice but the weather was spectacular all weekend...except when it poured at load out time!

Okay, I wont repeat most of what I said about last years show, see the link to review there:…


Added by S Brian Berkun on September 19, 2013 at 8:42pm — 4 Comments

Colorado ArtFest at Castle Rock

Just finished load'n up the van for the next show in Wichita this coming weekend so its time for a review. See the short version on ArtShowReviews...Or the last version is at:

Not much different to say about this year except a few additions. This show has dead zones. On the south side in front of the…


Added by S Brian Berkun on September 11, 2013 at 6:00pm — 3 Comments

Fiber artists -- use this resource to find new buyers:  Advertise with Reach over 60,000 fiber arts lovers.

Our 50 Best Art Fairs

Look Inside the 2018 Art Fair Survey:
Who Won and Why

Join the MasterMinds Group for personalized coaching on your Internet Lifestyle Business! 

60 Page Report - Best US Art Fairs

Click Here to
Learn More


  • Add Photos
  • View All

© 2021   Created by Connie Mettler.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service