Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
Once again I have spent some time evaluating the www.Artshowreviews.com website. Take a look. I think you will find some very interesting facts. We know many of our artists use our Art Show Reviews website. We know because you have also told us many times that you do use it when you are making up your schedules.
However, we need your help. This website will not be as useful to you or any other artist if we don't get new show reviews. We are averaging 1 review for every 4,000 times someone uses our website. Artists are using us but not giving back.
I have often asked artists to write a review for certain shows. Many are hesitant and I have gotten the impression they think I am looking for a bad review. I am not asking for bad reviews. I am hoping the reviews are good ones because I hope all the shows are good shows. However, mainly I am just looking for honest reviews that are helpful to others.
If you want to review a show that isn't on our website, go ahead and write your review. If I find we don't have it listed I will add it. No problem, I am just happy you wrote a review for us.
Every year I get a comment that is left on our website like this one:
How come so many of the posted show reviews are from 2-5 years old? Can't you supply some more updated review information from artists that have done the shows. After all, many shows go through changes from year to year.
This comment is very true. If we don't get new reviews all we have is old reviews. Shows do change. Shows try to improve. We want artists to know the show has changed for the better if it has. Please help us. Please consider writing a review for us. We are just asking for about 5 minutes of your time.
Please give back to keep our website as useful as possible.
#1: We now have 650 art shows on our website. Last year we had 643, so we had a slight gain in the past year.
#2. We still have 7 states that do not have any art and craft shows listed at all. The states of Alaska, Hawaii, Maine, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia have never had a show review submitted for them, thus those states have not been added. If you submit a review for those states I will add the show and get that state on our website. Surely, someone here has done a show in one of those states. Please write a review for us.
#3. The state with the largest amount of shows listed on our website is Florida. That probably isn't a big surprise. We have 86 shows listed on our site in Florida, that is two more than the year before. Coming in second place is Illinois with 43 shows. Michigan has 37 shows and is in 3rd place.
#4. We have 24 states with 10 or less art and craft shows listed.
#5. We have three states with only one art or craft show listed for them. Those states are Arkansas, Rhode Island, and South Dakota. Anybody have a show they can submit for these states?
#6. We still have only one show listed for Canada. We know they have shows up there. Does anyone have a show and a review that they could add to that page to make it more valuable?
#7. We actually have a European page with one show listed. Has anyone done an European shows yet? We would love to add a couple shows to that page.
#8. Since our website went live we have had 1,285,929 page views. That is amazing! We know artists are using our website. We need new reviews so that our site remains useful and needed.
#9. In 2019, we had roughly 130,655 page views.
#10. In the last 30 days, 1/11/19 - 2/11/20, we have had 10,182 page views. Of course, this is a time when many artists are using our site to put the finishing touches on their show schedules.
#11. We usually average about 375 page views per day. In fact, we had had 257 page views by 8 am today. Artists were up early and working today.
#12. We had a total of 30 reviews that were written for us during 2019. Of course, many people use our website without ever leaving a comment or writing a review. We also had 17 comments left.
#13. In the last year, we had 130,655 page views. Of those over 130 thousand visitors only 30 times did artists leave a review. Certainly we can give back to the art community better than that. We want artists to use our website, but we would also need you to give back.
#14. The average show review probably takes less than 7 minutes to write. There is a simple form is right there on our website and you just fill it in. Easy peasy! Simple as pie!
To submit a show review click on this link:
To submit a show that is not on our website click this link: