Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
Acting on a tip that I got from Larry Berman, which was posted on my last blog (http://www.artfairinsiders.com/profiles/blogs/another-shot-at-having-images-pre-viewed#comments), I attended the first day, elimination round of jurying for the Cherry Creek Arts Show. I know that there is antagonism among artists about the jury process in general but let-me-tell-you, attending an actual…Continue
Apparently this is the second year that Cherry Creek Arts Festival has done the Colorado Artist Image Review Workshop. I missed any announcement of it last year and thought it might be of value to sign up. I've seen on this Blog that other festivals are also hosting this type of review. I hope the trend continues with other festivals as well!
Terry Adams of the Cherry Creek show was there with his support team, a representative of Zapplication and I especially enjoyed meeting Jerry…Continue
Bayou City Art Festival (Downtown Houston, TX) (http://bayoucityartfestival.com/date-time/). October 13-14, 2012.With about 300 artists from around the nation this was one big show!
Show Organizer/Promoter: Art Colony Association
Booth Fee: $30 Jury Fee, $425 Booth Fee. Apply for…
18th Annual Durango Autumn Arts Festival (http://durangoarts.org/events/durango-autumn-arts-festival). September 22-23, 2012. A nice little show in a nice part of the state. This is the third go round with this show and I'm not disappointed in it. The first year I did this show it was the best show I did that entire year (2010). Having just retired from teaching and wanting to reach into…Continue
Colorado Artfest at Castle Rock (http://www.castlerockartfest.com/index.cfm). September 8-19, 2012.With about 178 artists from around the region.
Show Organizer/Promoter: Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce. Admission is $5 each, $3 for Seniors, and Children under 12 are FREE.
Booth Fee: $35 Jury Fee, $310 Booth Fee. Apply for State of CO Sales Tax License on…Continue
Anyone notice who is hosting on the Google Logo today? Haven't seen him in a while, how fun!
Another report from "Shows Passed" (or maybe I should use the correct form "past" although the free ranging use of incorrect or invented spellings seems rampant in our society as it dumbs down to the lowest common denominator). Okay, enough with the diatribe...or maybe not...remember Norm Crosby? he made a career of misuse of language. The guy was brilliant, had to be to use the wrong word in the right way to make it funny, my hero!
The Autumn & Art Festival @ Bradley Fair held…Continue
Okay I'm pretty late with this one. I reviewed this show in detail after my last foray in 2011 (see: http://www.artfairinsiders.com/profiles/blogs/27th-annual-ridgway-rendezvous)
I feel that I owe a show at least a couple of tries before bouncing it entirely unless it is a real stinker and then it doesn't even get a second trial. This show takes place in one of the most beautiful…Continue
Having been too busy to report on past shows I thought I'd catch up while resting up for Bayou in Houston. The Affordable Arts show idea was borrowed from another show (Milwaukee? my memory doesn't serve well right now but it was mentioned in a blog here not long ago) which has been running for a long time now. The idea being that everything be priced at or under $100 be they marked down items, discontinued dust collectors or whatever. Jim DeLutes, a long time art show artist and director of…Continue
Arrived on Thursday for Friday setup at the the fall Cottonwood Arts Festival in Richardson, TX part of the Metroplex of Dallas-Ft.Worth. I'm no foreigner to big cities having grown up in "Chicago Land" but I wasn't prepared for DFW! Statistics show the Metroplex at over 9200 square miles. What really got me was the highway interchange on the drive in that seemed more like a roller coaster than a highway. At one point, as we came around a curve, I looked down on what was seemingly traffic…Continue
I was called off the wait list for this show just this Monday and if I hadn't made other plans already for the weekend probably would have dropped everything and gone. Apparently I wasn't the only one called off the wait list as there were other spots that had to be filled. As it was I had finished my morning plans and decided to audit the show and see what all the bru-ha-ha was about. It has been generating some local buzz. The show is only about 25 miles from where I live and its doesn't…Continue
I just got back but I'm not going to report on the Annual Ridgway Rendezvous again, it doesn't bear repeating, for that review look it up in Reviews! For those of you that are an interested audience and perhaps not artist/crafts people, or perhaps you are, what I want to comment on is the emotional toll of doing shows, which is quite different from the physical abuse! (Hope you’re knees are feeling better Scott). As much as I, and I'm sure others of you out there, prepare for lowered…Continue
I'm posting this as an attempt to pass on a request from another artist and inform as many people as may want to be informed and perhaps help out. Many of you may know Rick and Linda Bachman, two of the nicest people I've met, from various art fairs. On June 23rd their house, as-well-as the neighbors house, caught on fire. Apparently due to some wayward fireworks, which, by the way are illegal in Colorado! The request from Jim DeLutes follows:…Continue
Don't get me wrong, I really enjoyed the drive from Denver to Omaha. I decided to make a "Road Trip" out of it as I had consulted roadsideamerica.com before leaving in order to map out and see all the fun and eccentric stuff that I thrive on: Largest ball of stamps, metal backyard zoo, Carhenge and more! And, of course, I had to drive the old Lincoln Highway which is pretty much as it was…Continue
Came across this blog post and thought I'd pass it on!
What was the intent of art fairs in the first place? How many (promoters) have forgotten that?
Remembering that it is work and happy for the acknowledgement of that fact!…Continue
Has it really been that long since this show premiered? Man, I've been around a while! This show originally came into being as a Colorado artists show only which, I presume, was a reaction to the Cherry Creek Arts Festival not being particularly inviting to Colorado artists at the time. I participated in the very first show when it premiered on the lawn in front of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts which fronted on Speer Blvd and had a lot of visibility but not a lot of visitors.…Continue
Show Organizer/Promoter: Downtown Tempe Foundation, Inc., http://tempefestivalofthearts.com
Booth Fee: $35 Jury Fee on Zapp, $535 Booth Fee, $75 of the booth fee pre-pays the Tempe Business License and taxes, an Arizona License euphuistically referred to as the Transaction Privilege Tax (TPT)/License is also required. I checked on the City of…Continue
Sonoran Arts League 12th Annual Festival of Fine Art (http://www.sonoranartsleague.org/festival.php). I had an inkling of a feeling...but I went ahead anyway. The guides were right again but I, a mere mortal who doesn't listen well yet, trudged forward. A friend of the wife who is a long time member of the arts league had told us about this show and how they were trying to get a new variety of art in it and I…Continue
I wish I could say that I've been so busy filling orders from the Jan and Feb shows that I had no time to report on this show till now but although I've been busy it hasn't been as a result of the aforementioned purpose! ;-P I had this show on my radar for a number of years but wasn't able to get to it till this year, just missed the deadline last year. I should be learning to listen to my spirit guides more carefully for a reason! Years ago (20) I would spend two weeks with a friend as an…Continue
Just arrived in Tubac, AZ for their annual arts festival and while talking to our neighbor found out about one of the Palm Springs art shows that takes places in the downtown area. In case you hadn't heard. On January 21, 2012 90 mile per hour winds basically wiped out the entire art show. Palm springs is a windy place, hence all the windmills that catch the wind coming through the pass. The extent of the damage to the trees in the park is really something else and considering more people…Continue