Art Fair Insiders

Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals

May's Featured Artists - the "Art Stars"

Many thanks to these members who your votes chose as the most helpful and generous members at Art
Fair Insiders this month. These three, plus all the rest of you who contribute to this web site, are bringing transparency to our business. Your willingness to share the "good, the bad, and the ugly" at the art fairs on the streets of America is making Art Fair Insiders THE place to be online.

Many thanks to:

Geri Wegner for her consistent upbeat approach to the nation's art fairs and for shopping at the shows! Geri is an art collector who covers the fairs in Florida and the Midwest - member since November 9, 2008! (isn't that the day we started the site?)

Phil Crone for his straightforward helpful attitude. A man who gets down to business and tells it like it is. Count on Phil to explain it to you clearly - member since September 2009.

Patricia Hecker for her thoughtful writing and sharing of her art fair stories. Pat has been through the art fair wars and is willing to share her tales with the rest and lend a hand to the newbie - member since April 2009.

Please stop by their pages and congratulate them and thank them for their contributions to this website. Without their help we would be nowhere.

There were great nominations this month. Luckily former "Art Stars" continue to contribute volumes of helpful information. Many thanks to all of them.

Keep your reports and questions and answers coming. Today we are almost 3000 members strong, hosting 6279 photos and the discussions are about all aspects of the business in over 600 topics and 1000 blog posts.

Who knew we could do this? I am so psyched every time I visit the site -- I love the show review posts from this past weekend. They are about art fairs in Illinois, Indiana, Arizona, Virginia, New Jersey, California, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Kansas and Maryland.

The news continues to pour out -- who knew Amy Amdur rocked at Cantigny? A person who almost singlehandedly built the nation's great craft markets, Carol Sedestrom Ross, died from a heart attack last week.

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Comment by geri a. wegner on June 22, 2010 at 6:47pm
Thanks Connie. I am trying my best to encourage people I meet to go to art festivals. Whenever anyone compliments my jewelry, I always tell them --go to art festivals, the work is beautiful, original and you get to meet the actual artist.

Being here has given me such a great amount of respect for what everyone has to do to be successful but also a major case of envy because the love for what artists do is so obvious . You don't see that in the corporate world.
Comment by Linda Anderson on June 22, 2010 at 8:32pm
My applause goes out to everyone! Including you Connie as I've seen this forum grow fantastically. Artists may come and go, but the sharing is constant.

Can't express how strongly I feel about Geri's mention. She sure is one of a kind. Can't tell you how many times she has traveled the distance to pick up a show someplace. Several of those times she has come many miles just to let an artist know she is interested in their success. What a trouper Geri. Thanks for your important contribution not only to this site, but to artists everywhere. I've always enjoyed spending some time with you when you go out of your way to check out one of the shows I'm participating in. Wish more people understood how important art shows are when trying to purchase "made in USA". You're the best by far!


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