Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
My wife and I have done tons of shows in the western US for over 20 years. We've been through many of the ebbs and flows that any of “real road artists” do including:Both of us denying that we booked…Continue
Joe Clifton checking in from Florida where my lovely wife Mackie and I recently relocated from the Pacific Northwest. "Why did you move from there Joe"?Thanks for asking. There are days I wonder…Continue
I like being an artist and everything that goes along with our career. It's my belief that its the pioneer spirit that lies within us that causes us to chart a new course every day of every week of every month of every year. We're the ones that would have traveled the Oregon trail east toward the promised land. We roll the dice and take our chances that are creations are going to keep us in beans and tequila, although I'm finding a taste for a nice porter beer now and then. Now for the…Continue
Man do I miss those warm winter Florida days, but my wife and I decided to come home to Vancouver, Washington for the winter and I'm off doing some northwest shows. Over the next few weeks, I'll be updating posts on several shows. So let's talk about Winterfest. The show is held in two gyms at Peninsula High School in Purdy, Washington. This is a community about six miles north of the very affluent Gig Harbor, Washington. The show is put on by the band as a fund raiser…Continue
OK, here's one for the west coast gang.
The Holiday Food and Gift Festival in Tacoma, Washington just celebrated their 29th year last Wednesday through Sunday (you read that right folks - five days). It's held in the Tacoma Dome and both are an institution in this city. It's been since the late 90's since I've been here, so I'm going to share the HFGF past, present, and future.
Back in the 90's, there would be several thousand…Continue
I just ran across this old blog entry as I was working through my comments section. Interesting enough, there was a comment from a Connei Mettler there.
This post is still relevant today as it was in 2009. May I wish all of my friends a great continuing year!