Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
What are you doing this weekend? Do you live in the Midwest and have a few hours? The very coolest art event of the year appears in Grand Rapids, MI, September 21-October 9, ArtPrize. Designed as a very different art competition, the goal is for the general public and artists to collide, exchange ideas and come away changed. An international group of artists compete for amazing prices, people come from all over to view the art and vote for the prizewinners. This is year 3 -- please take my word for it. Downtown Grand Rapids explodes with very cool art and lots of folks turn out to enjoy it. Consider being there. More info: www.ArtPrize.org.
Usually a few adventurous people from the art fair business apply to compete. Who is going to be there this year? Any of you. Amazingly, someone from the art fair business took away the $250,000 prize last year. Here's more info: http://www.artfairinsiders.com/profiles/blogs/250000-prize-to-one-o...
Artist John Leben is participating. He has installed "Fukushima", a digital painting, at the Courtyard Marriott: here is John's story: http://lebenart.com/Exhibits.html
I'll be there on Sunday. Will you? Let me know so I can vote for you or we can meetup.