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Podcast: Artists, Art Fairs & ZAPP®

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 5 PM ET8869109074?profile=original

Most artists have made their peace with the digital upload systems,, and If you want to participate in the better shows you sign up and upload your images for the jury. 

But how did this get started and what is the relationship of the individual artist or individual art fair with these systems?

Here are our experts:

  • photographer Larry Oliverson who was instrumental in introducing the concept of online applications to the art fair business by bringing artists, art fairs and Westaf (the agency which provides ZAPP) together
  • painter Kathleen Eaton who is an artist member of the ZAPP Oversight Committee and is writing a book about the history of art fairs. During the past two years she has juried two shows that used the ZAPP system
  • Leah Charney, Manager of ZAPP®. She oversees the ZAPP product and the 350+ clients, 570+ events and more than 60,000 active artists that use the system

These guests have a long history with the organization and can provide both historical data as well as current operating information.

We'll discuss the myths and truths about:

  • how Zapp has changed the art fair business
  • Zapp's relationship with the shows
  • best practices on preparing your application and making digital systems work for you
  • what an "artist advisor" does

Zapp is going to be around for a long time and understanding its processes and using it to its fullest is advantageous to everyone in the art fair business. 

Call into the show: (805) 243-1338.

Leave your questions in the comments below and I'll include them in the podcast.


For more details on how ZAPP uses artists to advise and develop their system:


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Dear artists!
Here is an e-mail I have sent to Zapp today, Please read and help to make this change happen in their web site, The JAS are doing it since the beginning.

My husband and me are jewelry artists who participate in at list 30 shows a year,
We apply to at list 80 shows a year to be able to do that.

Most of the shows we apply to are via Zapp, some via JAS and some paper or via show web site.
I e-mailed you two weeks ago about a feature that you don't have in Zapp and your colleagues from JAS have.
I didn't get any respond from you.
The Feature is:
The option to manege my application after I have submitted and paid,
and before the application's deadline.

We are artists, we create new works everyday,
we also change our booth setting from time to time.
We want to apply early to shows, if we can afford to pay early,
so that our application will be reviewed,
as early as possible among the other hundreds of applications.

In the JAS web site we are able to that.
we are able to replace images,
edit our descriptions,
replace our booth image
and edit our artist statement,
after have we have applied and paid the application fee for a show.

We artists really need this flexibility.

I am sure that your experts can work on this feature
and keep our applications unlocked until the application's deadline.
It will allow us to submit better applications and to correct mistakes if those happen

I'll look Forward to your response.
Thank you
Nurit A. Vagner
Nurit & Mick Arts

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FREE Online Zapp Image Resizer!

Hello all! I posted a link to this in the discussion board, but I was told I should make a blog post about it as well as it may be helpful to folks.I've developed a quick, (hopefully) easy-to-use online image processor that sizes your images down to the ZAPP standard 1920x1920 size, adding in black masks if needed. Just upload your image, let it do it's thing, and then you're presented with a download link to get the processed image within a few seconds.You can check it out at me know if you have any suggestions on how to improve the utility. Thanks all!
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