Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
Some of you may know that I used to be part of the "Art" at Arts, Beats & Eats. I came from a background of being the schlepper at the art fairs as my husband showed his work. One day when I was helping run the show I watched a fine man sweating his a__ off pushing a dolly up the street laden with his wife's art.
How many times had I done that? That winter someone left a dolly behind at an art fair so I confiscated it, painted it gold and added "jewels." We presented the 1st "Golden Dolly Award" (plus a check) to that man. The next year it went to Mike Strailey, then Carol Weber, etc. You never heard of those folks? That's because they are the "woman behind the man."
Each winner added his/her touch and this year Nate Burch (assistant to photographer Jan Kaulins), last year's winner, did it up very well and presented it at the Artists' Breakfast to Jeff Kutno who hauls his brother's (Phil Kutno) "stuff" at the shows.
Many thanks to all those wonderful people who help us look good. Congrats to this year's winner.
The rest of the prizewinners at Arts, Beats & Eats:
Best in Show: Carl Crawford, Columbia, SC - Mixed Media
1st. Place: David Barkby, Dover, PA - Wood
2nd. Place: Michael George, Scottsdale, AZ - Sculpture
3rd. Place: Sidney Carter, Powder Springs, GA - Painting
5 Awards of Excellence:
1. James Parker, Rochester Hills, MI - Photography
2. Don and Serena David, Cleveland, OH - Jewelry
3. Jack Valentine, Akron, OH - Ceramics
4. Meredith Kuntsch, Lago Vista TX - Painting
5. John Wayne Jackson, Black Mt. - Sculpture
Spirit of the City: Debbie LaPratt, Commerce Twp., MI - Ceramics
Golden Dolly (Best Helper): James Kutno, Phil's brother, Tucson, AZ
Street Judges: Sara Shambarger, former Director of Krasl Fine Art Show, St. Joseph, MI
George Barfield - Former Consultant from Krasl also
Jurying for a total cash amount of $7,500 spread over all categories.