We have had the extreme pleasure of exhibiting with Howard and Janet Rose (Rosesquared) for 30 years. On May 14-15 this year, we did the 25th annual Fine Arts and Crafts at Verona Park, Verona NJ. Despite the iffy weather and the economic ups and downs, it was our best Verona show ever!
We do 30 shows a year on average and, hands down, they are the best promoters we work with. They are fair, vigilant and helpful under all circumstances. They actually DO promote their show the way they say they will and are always looking for new ways to make them a success for all their exhibitors. Never have we done a show with them that they didn't walk by many times during the show and always check in to see how we fared each time. (I am sure you have all done shows that were not well attended or a buying crowd and the promoters magically become invisible. If it rains, they are instantly sending the troops (their sons and friends) around with straw or mulch to distribute in trouble spots. Unusual that exhibitors don't have to beg for such a thing.
Anyway, this weekend was Brookdale Park and, as always, the crowds turned out and bought consistently. The mediums were well balanced and the food was actually tasty as an additional perk. We had a sunny weeknd for a change despite the torrential rain on Friday during setup.
Many thanks to the Roses for all their efforts and support. It takes artists to understand best how to be great promoters.