I receive these "google alerts" about art fair stuff every day and in the last few weeks there have been several about the Salem Art Association's and its exclusiveness, not allowing local artists into their big event (and anyone who has been in this business awhile knows this old story, "they don't want local people in the show") but there seems to be something big roiling out there.
I know at least two ArtFairInsiders made the trek from Georgia to Oregon to participate (on the Ann Arbor dates) and really hope they did well. I believe there are people from Oregon who participated also. We'd love to hear from you. But I wouldn't be writing this if I hadn't seen this headline today:
Let's Turn this Fiasco into a MoneyMaker!
Instead of backing down, the Salem Art Association announced plans to hold ANOTHER art fair — this time to pay homage to the Mid-Willamette Valley's great ...what's up with this?