Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
After all the discussion about some feed back for our app fees, I decided to call Liz Smith the director of Artisphere Show ( of which I was not accepted into for the 2nd year)
I wanted to get additional info as to scores , how many accepted per category, etc.
I must say that Liz was very forthcoming as we talked for about 45 minutes. She told me that 854 applied for 120 spaces of which 13 went to last years winners. There were 88 that applied in my category with 13 accepted and one being a past winner. She told me my score and the score that makes the cut.
She accessed my images and we discussed what she thought would have made a stronger presentation. Her suggestion was that I submit my images of all the same size art work. Ie: all square format and with a diversity of color palettes rather then showing similar pieces such as a series.She said that they can see from the booth slide that I work in other dimensions.
The jurors do read the artist statements first.
I questioned how a potter and a jeweler were qualified to judge 2-d work. She said that the judges were well versed in all media. I really don't know how well that works!!!
This show has an open jury but at 3 1/2 hours from me it is impossible to sit in on it.
She suggested that I call her in august before the deadline for next year.and we can discuss what may work better for me or help me as much as she could.
Don't know if there will be a next year for me. My friend was wait listed for 4 years in a row and at times #1 on the wait list and has never gotten in .
Well that is about it, Ya'll have a Merry Christmas.