Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
Hello everyone. I've been reading these wonderful post for a couple months now. BTW, not only are you good artists but good writers as well! I guess I'm a part time artist. I work in the day to support my art (and the household) and have only been able to enter local arts and crafts shows in the Houston area. I've never applied to the large Houston art shows as really, I"m not there yet as an artist. I haven't been able to dedicate enough time to it.
Anyway, I'm a glass fuser. Started with dichroic glass jewelry but have rencently moved into larger pieces. Art panels, not any plates and bowls. I'm "painting with glass frit powder".
My question to you as seasoned artists, if the display enhances your art and actually becomes part of the art (glass panel in my case), but I did NOT make the display, is it my art? Can I be judged into a show if I did not design or make the display? Here is my example. There are black iron display frames that hold the glass on a table top. You probably have all seen them. They are inconspicuous and functional. Now, say this type of stand had vines with leaves cut out of metal and it kind of "grew up the sides" so to speak partially framing your glass. It enhances a muted abstract glass panel with more design elements. To be clear, what if it were not just leafy vines partially up the sides and on the bottom. What if this stand also came in a coi fish design, a single standing crain, or even a large animal and these designs were right in the middle of the display stand which is holding your glass? It actually becomes part of the art. The fish against blue muted glass are swimming in water, a bear against muted green glass is in a forrest. So this stand becomes part of the glass panel overall appearance.
What do you think? Am I just enhancing someone elses art by making glass that the display holds? Would it matter if the design is bold and "in your face" like a big standing bear or swimming fish that is right in the forfront of your glass or a more acceptable design of vines and leaves in the outer perimeter of your glass which is less of an addition to your glass? If I designed the display stand but didn't make it would that be more acceptable?
Without pictures, I know it might be hard to imagine. I like the concept. I don't want to just be the backdrop to the display stand but I like the beauty of the partial framing.
I will check back after work for responses. Thanks for your feed back.