Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
Two blogs for the price of one.
It's been a while for me. I was a full time part timer for a while, up to 24 shows in a year back in 07/08 while running a demanding business back in Chicago. I was working toward retirement and this is what I wanted to do. I had a camera or two, and somehow managed to communicate what I felt, what I saw using the wonderful medium of photography.Whatever I did, it worked. People liked my expressions and I managed entry into some top shows in the…Continue
So here I was, the only show I did this year.Bad back and worse attitude have put me to the injured reserve list, but I had to do Crested. Just had to. The is something completely special about a place without a Starbucks or Home Depot. The show was two beautiful days of sunshine and smiling Texans. Most of us seemed to do "OK" for sales, but all of us came away with feeling we…Continue
Tho I have stepped back from the grind this year, I did want to do at least one show and was fortunate to have been asked to do my favorite (for the scene,vibe, the the money is OK) at Crested Butte.The last few years I have done a blog or two (Inspired in no small way by Nels and the like) to give a real view of the show, it's people, and the experience.
They liked what I did, and asked me to do a photojournalistic thing this year.And they gave me a minion to help, so it's gonna be…Continue
An observation or two, a hope or three:
Nels aside (odd duck he is) I have found most photographers to be somewhat reserved, less outgoing than most artists. Perhaps the lack of social grace due in part to inherent shyness, even lack of confidence. I certainly qualify for all the above. After a few years of doing shows, I came out of my shell and stopped looking at the booth down the aisle (and down my nose) as…Continue