Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
Here's a great article from the Huffington Post, written by Mat Gleason, an art critic. I'm posting this here because it is enlightening to hear what this man says about his excursion to Las Vegas where he did the jurying, looks like it was on a monitor (!), and his take on what should and should not be in an art show:
I was invited to jury the 23rd annual juried show for the Contemporary Art Center in Las Vegas. Filmmaker Eric Minh Swenson has made what I believe to be the first documentary of jurying an exhibit of contemporary art. He accompanied me on the journeys involved -- first, the arduous task of reviewing the submissions. Six hundred fourteen artworks were submitted for my perusal, and then to celebrate the exhibit in Sin City itself.
Of course, it is well written, but the documentary video of his trip is also interesting. He talks about the pieces he has chosen, specifically saying he will not choose anything with "glamour"... what does he choose?
...I saw great pictures that did not conform to the art magazine flavor of the month but were epic combinations of talent and imagination nonetheless. I had to go rogue and reward originality and independence over pleasant half-step improvements on mainstream art world art.
He was overwhelmed with over 600 images. Let's invite this guy to an art fair jury!