Art Fair Insiders

Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals

Robert Johnson
  • Male
  • Lake Geneva, WI
  • United States
  • Wood Furniture
Share on Facebook
Share

Robert Johnson's Friends

  • Paul Muldawer
  • Chad Knapik
  • Bob Ross
  • Lisa Newton
  • Alison Loewen
  • Alison Fox
  • Cassius Callender
  • Connie Mettler

Robert Johnson's Groups

Robert Johnson's Discussions

New Booth Photo - Would like opinions

Started this discussion. Last reply by Larry Berman Nov 20, 2015. 5 Replies

Have a new booth photo for 2016 and looking for suggestions and opinions. My media is Wood. This was an indoor shot and don't know how many festivals will only take outdoor shots.…Continue

Booth shot critique need

Started this discussion. Last reply by Larry Berman Dec 14, 2013. 6 Replies

Okay I am finally agree on the necessity of a good booth photo for the better shows. You all have finally convinced me. Here is a booth shot that I did before it snowed and I have editied it in…Continue

Tags: review, booth

UPCOMING SHOWS THAT DO NOT REQUIRE BOOTH PHOTO - Mid West

Started this discussion. Last reply by Larry Berman Mar 10, 2013. 5 Replies

I am new this year to Art Fairs and do not have a booth photo yet so have been looking for shows that do not require a booth photo. With the help of member Alison Loewen who has been really helpful…Continue

 

Robert Johnson's Page

Robert Johnson's Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

Latest Activity

Christopher Roche replied to Robert Johnson's discussion Waterfront Fine Art & Wine Festival, Scottsdale, AZ in the group SW Artists
"I did this show for the first time last week and it was excellent, sales, traffic, atmosphere........savvy art buying public at this show. Will definitely do it again next year."
Feb 16, 2018
Robert Johnson received a gift from Connie Mettler
Jul 9, 2017
Robert Johnson replied to Kate McKeough's discussion 10th Annual Mesa Arts Festival, December in the group SW Artists
"Hi Kate, Never have been to this show.  That said here is what I know about it.  The contact is Shawn Lawson,  Website , organizer is Mesa Arts Center. Comments from another artist (jewelry) was easy setup, easy show to do, small…"
Jun 28, 2017
Robert Johnson replied to Larry Berman's discussion The importance of a good booth picture
"Larry Nice article, thanks. My work is constantly changing, new designs, new product, etc. Is it important that all your image photos are also in your booth image. Also, how often do you need to do new booth shots?"
May 22, 2017
Robert Johnson replied to Robert Johnson's discussion Southwest Arts Festival, Indio, CA in the group SW Artists
"Steve, Just shows that Fountain Hills Chamber only cares about the money, not  the quality of the show. The Great Fair is just that, a fair not, an art festival. The survey you received shows they don't care about the quality of the show…"
Mar 11, 2017
Connie Mettler replied to Robert Johnson's discussion Southwest Arts Festival, Indio, CA in the group SW Artists
"Yep, I just saw your comment at ArtShowReviews.com, Steve. Good for them for asking, it truly alerts the artists as to what exactly they are thinking, and frankly, it is not about you. Too bad."
Mar 10, 2017
Steve. Apple replied to Robert Johnson's discussion Southwest Arts Festival, Indio, CA in the group SW Artists
"Robert, just got a survey from fountain hills  and instead of asking about the show they sent it in regards to raising the price of the show from 450 to 550   Well i gave them a piece of my mind and told them to get rid of all the…"
Mar 10, 2017
Barrie Lynn Bryant replied to Robert Johnson's discussion Waterfront Fine Art & Wine Festival, Scottsdale, AZ in the group SW Artists
"Thanks a million for the quick reply, Robert. Awesome info. Look forward to meeting you, Jeff  and others in AZ shows. This Scottsdale event sounds awesome! Perfect weather for you all this year, absolutely! WOOHOO!"
Mar 8, 2017
Robert Johnson replied to Robert Johnson's discussion Waterfront Fine Art & Wine Festival, Scottsdale, AZ in the group SW Artists
"Hi Barrie, The high temps on Friday (setup) was 82, Sat 76, and Sun 73, lows overnight 54, 57, 60 weather was perfect with light breeze. The Thunderbird shows in Scottsdale & Carefree are very good, the Thunderbird show in Fountain Hills is not…"
Mar 8, 2017
Barrie Lynn Bryant replied to Robert Johnson's discussion Southwest Arts Festival, Indio, CA in the group SW Artists
"Thanks for the review, Robert, and the 2nd review and photos, Jeff. I am looking to get a show after West Coast Art & Frame Expo in Las Vegas, so this one might work. As a four day show, I'm not sure it will, especially since it starts on…"
Mar 8, 2017
Barrie Lynn Bryant replied to Robert Johnson's discussion Waterfront Fine Art & Wine Festival, Scottsdale, AZ in the group SW Artists
"Thanks for the reviews, fellas. I'll be looking into Thunderbird shows. Seems I used to get a printed booklet or something in the mail from Thunderbird. Do you remember what the high temperatures were each day? I'm concerned about Phoenix…"
Mar 8, 2017
Jeff Owen replied to Robert Johnson's discussion Waterfront Fine Art & Wine Festival, Scottsdale, AZ in the group SW Artists
"Scottsdale Waterfront show in Scottsdale, AZ. 2017 was my first time doing the Waterfront show in Scottsdale and it was a success. Thunderbird Artists really does know how to put on a great show. No buy and sell, no T-shirts, no soap-on-a-rope. Just…"
Mar 7, 2017
Jeff Owen replied to Robert Johnson's discussion Southwest Arts Festival, Indio, CA in the group SW Artists
"Hi All. I did the Southwest Art Festival in 2016 (three days) and 2017 (four days) and this show has been a winner for me. I sell southwestern artwork (Shamans) and this is what they are looking for out there. I did the show in 2012 with my abstract…"
Mar 7, 2017
Robert Johnson commented on Connie Mettler's group SW Artists
"Steve, Nice meeting and talking to you at Fountain Hills. I did this fair last year any my experience was the same as you. I did walk thru the entire fair this year and the quality of artist's is in decline as a lot  of them will not do it…"
Mar 5, 2017
steve appel replied to Robert Johnson's discussion Desert Art Festival, Palm Springs, CA in the group SW Artists
"Posting here is helpful,  we in the west like to know about shows and it is very hard to locate show reviews on this site   I appreciate it very much"
Mar 4, 2017
Robert Johnson commented on Robert Johnson's blog post Southwest Arts Festival Indio, CA - Greater Coachella Valley Chamber
"I did not do Carefree last month and have not  talked to anyone who was there. I have never been at a festival were I heard about any thefts, keeping my fingers crossed.  I will be doing Carefree in March, the Thunderbird Win & Fine…"
Feb 16, 2017

Profile Information

Your Medium
Wood Furniture
Years in the Art Fair Business
1
First show ever
Not worth commenting on.
What is your website?
http://johnsoncustomfurniture.com
Best show ever and why
Have not had one yet, hope to this year.
Worst show ever and why
Maxwell Street days in Lake Geneva. Wrong crowd.
Who referred you to ArtFairInsiders.com? Please be specific.
web search

Comment Wall (8 comments)

At 11:16am on July 7, 2012, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to ArtFairInsiders, Robert.   I'm pleased to see you here and look forward to having you as part of our community.

When you have a chance, please add a photo of yourself and stop by the Discussions" area to introduce yourself to the rest of us. We all look forward to your participation here. Also, visit the "member map" and add your location. We have a lot to offer one another, experienced and newbie alike. Let's make this a dynamic site!

Many topics have already been discussed here before you joined us. You might like to try a search of your topic before you post your question. Just put your topic, canopy tents, jurying fees, Ann Arbor Art Fair, etc, into the search bar at the top of the right side of the page. You might be surprised that someone has already asked your question.

We also ask that all new members take a few moments of their time to read the code of conduct. You will find it at http://www.artfairinsiders.com/page/code-of-conduct. There are a few guidelines that all members will need to follow because , as in any social community, we all need to work together.

Best wishes,

Connie Mettler

p.s. The best way to make this system easy to use is to click on the "Follow-Email me" link at the bottom of each Forum discussion that interests you. That way the system will email you automatically whenever anyone responds. It's a great time-saver.

At 9:27pm on June 06, 2013, Connie Mettler gave Robert Johnson a gift
Gift
Robert, thanks so much for all your support. Your help is appreciated!
At 10:09am on January 12, 2014, Connie Mettler gave Robert Johnson a gift
Gift
Thanks for being a Secret Santa, Robert. Happy new year!
At 3:14pm on June 11, 2014, Connie Mettler gave Robert Johnson a gift
Gift
Thanks so much for this support again. I appreciate it a lot and it keeps us going in our mission to support artists who choose this crazy life style.
At 2:46pm on August 23, 2014, Lisa Newton said…

I would really appreciate the PDF.  My email address is gpnfamily@gmail.com.  Thanks so much Robert.

Lisa Newton

At 3:45pm on June 29, 2015, Connie Mettler gave Robert Johnson a gift
Gift
Robert, thank you so much for supporting Art Fair Insiders during our 2015 Pledge Drive.
At 11:23pm on June 21, 2016, Connie Mettler gave Robert Johnson a gift
Gift
Robert, Thank you so much for supporting Art Fair Insiders during our 2016 Pledge Drive.
At 2:33pm on July 09, 2017, Connie Mettler gave Robert Johnson a gift
Gift
Thank you, Robert, for your continued support of our website. I hope it is helpful to you and you flourish in the business.

You need to be a member of Art Fair Insiders to add comments!

Join Art Fair Insiders

Robert Johnson's Blog

Waterfront Fine Art & Wine Festival Scottsdale, AZ Thunderbird Artists

Posted on February 16, 2017 at 8:46am 0 Comments

This was a beautiful venue on the canal in Fashion Square Mall.  Setup on Thursday started at 10am and I was able to park close to my booth space to unload and setup.  Beautiful weather all three days and sales were good for most artists that I talked to with a few not so good.  Friday traffic was kind of slow and no sales.  Saturday traffic was slow until after the Parada Del Sol parade then it picked up and sold one of my higher priced items at $1,500 and a few smaller sales.  Sunday…

Continue

Southwest Arts Festival Indio, CA - Greater Coachella Valley Chamber

Posted on February 16, 2017 at 8:44am 2 Comments

Setup on Wednesday was the easiest I have ever had. Organization was excellent and a beautiful venue.  This was a 4 day show that should be a 2 or 3 day show.  Somewhere around 150 artists. Traffic on Thursday was fair but only artists that were making sales were for items under $100 with a few larger items.  Friday, made the first sale. Traffic fairly good but sales were slow from what I saw and my first sale was 1 hr prior to close.  Saturday traffic was very busy and some artists with…

Continue

Desert Art Festival Palm Springs, CA West Coast Artists

Posted on February 16, 2017 at 8:42am 0 Comments

Setup on Friday was easy, able to pull up close to booth as I was by the sidewalk.  Had to setup in the rain as it rained most  of the day on Friday, glad we were on grass as the street gutter was several inch's in fast moving water like an AZ wash.  Promoter was on site all three days and was marking booth layout in the rain on Friday.  Venue was very nice, weather both days were excellent but sales very slow for everyone.  There was an International Film Festival ending that weekend and…

Continue
 
 
 

Want to sell more online? Advertise with Sweaterbabe.com. Reach over 60,000 fiber arts lovers.

Look Inside the 2018 Art Fair Survey
Who Won and Why

Top 10 Reviewers on ArtShowReviews.com for January and February

Join the MasterMinds Group for personalized coaching on your Internet Lifestyle Business! 

60 Page Report - Best US Art Fairs

Click Here to
Learn More

© 2019   Created by Connie Mettler.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service