Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
Mainsail was last weekend in St. Petersburg, FL. So was Easter Sunday. That is a killjoy for any art show.
Attendence sags and so do sales.
Even the attendence In Saturday was off from the usual Numbers we see.
St. Pete is my hometown, I was born in the 1940’s there and so I have seen it come a long way.
I have done the show more than 20 times and it has always been good.
Not this year. It was down 50 percent. That is a big down.
After Ft. Worth,…Continue
For me, this is the best show in the nation for sales.
It is a five figure show for the majority of artists.
They get about 1400 applications and only 250 are picked.
Luckily, I have been in five out of the last seven years. For whatever reason, I jury really well here. And, I have gotten in with 2different bodies of work.
Here are some of the basics about the show.
Well, this happened at end of March, I am a little late, because I had to make 600 pieces of art for my next three shows, and Bayou is one. Then I have Main Street Fort Worth and Mainsail.
I am blogging at a sushi bar, a good one, outside of Shreveport enroute to Ft. Worth, hereafter called FW.
Bayou is a tough show to call.
For many it can be a big winner. Especially if you have high-priced items.
If you sell in the lower, $30-$300 price range, then this show…Continue
I just remembered I never did a blog on this show that happened last July.
So here goes.
This Show is always held around the Fourth of July.
Last year it was the weekend after, this year it will be the weekend before.
This is a two day show held at a lakeside park in SoutHaven.
It is a small show due to the size of the park and that is a good thing, otherwise not many exhibitors would make a lot of moola.
Setup is the day before, very…Continue