I wish to thank these shows for getting it and returning fees. This rough on all but unless we change how things are done and make changes to make it a level playing field our industry will not survive. Over the years things have changed some good and some bad like to much politics, to many fees, inexperienced people running them and the biggest greed. Now that I have said my piece I would like say thanks to these shows for return of funds. Most of these are in Wisconsin.
Festival of the Arts Stevens Point, Shorewood Wearable Art show, Art Spot, Monument Square they sent out a e-mail asking what the artists think. The end result they will hold of canceling as long as they can and if it happens they will return funds in full( very commendable on their part. This show is in Illinois North Shore Unitarian Church.
This is it and it’s not even 1/4 of the money I have put out and I have gotten nothing not even information from the rest of the shows I applied to. With respect to the shows that returned funds I felt that I needed to recognize them in some way so I sent thank you notes to them to show my appreciation because I do appreciate it. Please keep in mind times are tough for all but we need to work together to get through this is our industry is to survive. I also hope to see changes in the industry to bring them back to a level playing field.