Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
2010 was a rough and tumble year for many of us. Personally, I did 41 shows. Way too many! But, hey, "when times are tough... " you know the rest. In my prime, I did 30 to 35 shows a year and made a decent middle-class living traveling and selling my photographs. Lately, I do not feel middle-class. I still travel (too much), but the selling of my photos has gone down. I don't buy a new van every 4 years anymore. My current one is 6 years old and though I haven't missed a show due to a break-down, I came really close last summer. With a new transmission and $4200, I was able to make it to Ann Arbor and continue my schedule of shows.
But that was last year.... 2011 is going to be better. I'm optomistic about my chances. New work, strong jury slides and a logical schedule will put any artist back on his or her feet. You start with your next application....
I see a bright, shinny new Sprinter in my future.
Best Wishes to all, and to all a bright, shinny New Year.