Hi Kathleen :) Sorry for the delay in responding I had a show last weekend and haven't been online much! Yes, Mudgee is only an hour's drive away and I'd love to try and meet up!! I can meet you at the show, or you're welcome to come out to the farm? My phone number is 63774556 (no area codes if you're in the same state) or email firstname.lastname@example.org! How exciting :D
HI Kathleen! I did the same show the year before. They had so much jewelry that I felt it wasn't worth going back. This year I may do it but I may try painting. I'm really considering making a switch in a couple of years.
It was so hot when I did the show I ended up standing in a large bin of water with ice in it. They next year a older friend of mine says she had a heat stroke from the show.
The boys were wonderful though. I have had many shows that SAY they have help but these guys really were help. And I have VERY fond memories of sitting at the tables by the big house when the neighborhood people were bringing steaming plates of food to breakfast. Wow! talk about southern hospitality!
I also talked to the organizer about not having so much jewelry. I told her I was a grown up and didn't get into every show I applied to and would rather not do a show than pay for a booth where I had little chance of making my money back. We had a very nice and frank talk about shows and I told her things from my perspective that she hadn't thought of. I think like many smaller shows they just jury to make sure your stuff is handmade.
Anyway I am from Louisville and have recently moved back (from North Carolina) to help my Mom.
So at the moment I'm not doing many shows more than 4 hours away, and not doing any realy long.. four day shows. I am familiar with most shows around here so If you have any questions... Ask away!
As far as cohesiveness it seems to be better to have a consistent body of work in the three images we allow. Professional photographs of the work is essential. It also helps if the booth shot is updated and reflect the current body of work shown in the other slides.
Our jurors are asked to base their scores on uniqueness, creativity, and craftsmanship. They score from 1 - 7 and are asked not to give a score of 4 (this way they either have to like it or not). The booth shot does not receive a separate score however if there is no booth shot or the artist's name appears in the booth we ask that a 2 point deduction be given.
Each category is juried separately.
Our jury panel consists of some variation of the following: practicing art fair artists, buyers, board members, and arts professionals. We have 5 jurors each year and they observe the projected jury together and score on site. We change our jurors every year although we do re-use jurors time to time after some years have passed.
Thanks for stopping by the jury - it is an interesting day!
Welcome to ArtFairInsiders.com, Kathleen. I'm pleased to see you here and look forward to having you as part of our community.
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Best wishes, Connie Mettler
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