Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
Artists, this is a time for you to stand up for yourself and be the artist you created of yourself. It's time to get rid of the selfish sharks and let organizers that lead with their heart come in.
BOYCOTT ANY Art Fair NOT giving full refunds and put them on notice. When art fair makes the decision not to give you a full refund for not coming through on what you paid for they are letting you know they do not possess the proper liability tools to be accountable which makes them unfit to be leaders and organizers. They aren't on your side and we ain't in this together when these are the conditions so push back.
Paypal, banks and credit cards WILL investigate and WIN claims. Money doesn't know hysteria, pandemics and nor does it abide by acts of god, so get what you paid for. You didnt sign up for a partial refund. You didnt get accepted for a postponed date. Get your full refund
A friend and art fair colleague of mine gave me info that Rio Grande only gave their artists 20% refund. Rio Grande, be ashamed of yourself when these artists need their resources. I've done Rio Grande Holiday Show, along with their family affiliate, Cheeseman Park in Denver. I AM NOW BOYCOTTING ALL YOUR SHOWS AND THIS WILL BE THE STORY I SHARE AS TO THE REASON WHY.
Let these organizers END!!! Because youre all replaceable. But good art that sparks life in the community, thats another lesson to learn which I'm sure your all aware of...otherwise organizers wouldnt organize these profitable events.
The free water in plastic bottles, fake smiles, unhealthy artist dinners don't matter anymore.
Time to burn the bridges to the selfish. Black list us all.
So artist, add to the list of greedy and share with love those Art Fair Organizers that come prepared, think with their hearts and treat us like were apart of the family.
For me the Art Fairs that show care and LOVE for their artists are:
And hold zapplication accountable as the third party that exchanges money for product, just like paypal and ebay.
This is serious that requires your action!!!