Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
We drank the kool aid and tried the Acc Baltimore Show. This would be a world class show if they would reduce the number of artists from 650 to 325...the booth fee and electric was around $1500, we do not use credit cards so this was a real crap shoot.
I was told by old timers you have to go big at these shows, double booth, corner, etc. I made a huge misstep and feel crap on a cracker right now!
The load out line took a minimum of 2 hours of waiting, our friends were in line for 3 hours or more. I am so shell shocked from doing this show, we are in our first year and have been through a myriad of art show dramamine, mixed with super amazing new friends and humbled by the level of artistry and hard work we have seen.
Baltimore was not digging our "edgy" "interesting" vibe at all, it was painful, i never knew what other artists meant when they said, " i have been at shows, well i think i was there" meaning they felt invisible! Ego puncturing to say the least.
Now we are in a serious finacial hole and i am kicking myself for not booking back up shows in Florida that are now closed out. We would so appreciate any show suggestions for Florida, because of deadlines Howard Alan shows specifically. If i posted in the wrong area please let me know!
So grateful to have a new family of people who understand and REALLY "get" it.