Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
I exhibited at the Santa Fe College Spring Arts Festival in Gainesville, Florida last April.
When I opened up my tent Sunday morning I discovered that water
sprinklers had gone off in my booth during the night.yes""> The sprinklers were really buried in the grass and I didn’t
even know I had sprinklers, in fact, it took me a while to figure out why part
of my booth was absolutely soaked.
Luckily I had placed my directors chair right over the invisible
sprinklers and that prevented the water from spraying high enough to soak
everything. I had $1460.00 in
damaged work (watercolors) and another artist (photographer) had about twice as
much damage to his work. The show
organizer, Kathryn Leyman, spent the next three plus months trying to get the
photographer and me compensated for our losses.yes""> The city owned the land the sprinklers were in - but
SunTrust Bank owned the sprinklers - but a maintenance/landscape company was in
charge of the sprinklers – the finger pointing went on and on! I think sometimes Kathryn was patient
and sometimes she was angry but I do know she spent a lot of time and did not
give up! It’s a nice show and Kathryn wants to see to it that the artist are
well treated and fairly treated. The photographer and I owe her a great big
thank you for persisting. She got
us our money and justice did finally prevail!yes""> We couldn’t have made it work without her. Thank you Kathryn Lehman!