Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
I went and sold my WHOLE art festival set up over a year ago.And then, I created some new work, applied to one show -- and got in to the Northern VA! I'm thrilled, but now have no "booth." I'm…Continue
Hey, all!I haven't been doing very many shows, but I ventured out 2 times in the past year in Virginia [where we moved a few years ago]. Well... I'm allergic to everything that grows here -- from…Continue
This might sound strange, but my Dad is retired, having worked in the Leather industry all of his life -- from working as an apprentice in a saddle shop in Europe to owning his own import company.He…Continue
Call for artists! DEADLINE: 10/01/2015 LOCATION: Petersburg, VA "An Unkindness of Ravens" Celebrating the work of Edgar Allan Poe, who honeymooned in Petersburg. Virginia Artists and Crafters are…Continue
The last show I did was an inaugural show. Duh. Kick myself. I stood in freezing weather, and rain - in a location that was frequented by no one, sold not a thing... like most of the people around me. Booth fee, hotel, meals, gas...had to be $1K for zip.
I could bitch and moan about this business, but I signed up for it.
I have always wanted to control my career, and as we all know, we can't count on festivals to make a living...although many of you do, and I…Continue
Nature's Path cereals are great... several weeks ago, I picked up a box to pour a bowl and read their slogan on the back..."We're so happy our paths have crossed."
For some reason, it made me think of my attitude about art festivals, and how frustrated I have been - and how obnoxious my silent stream of conciousness had become. I cut back on shows completely.
I know I probably picked a lot of bad shows during the last few years, didn't do the research, etc... But that slogan…Continue
I watched a documentary on an artist whose work sells for $65,000 - over $250,000 each.
I have seen his work before and it is interesting and really cool... I've always been so impressed with his skill, and the amazing amount of detail.
His work sells to collectors and museums.
I was really digging it until I saw the part where he is in China painting. They showed his a crew of like 10 Chinese painters doing all the backgrounds and the clothes.Wait,…Continue
A few weeks ago I whined about a show that was not so great for me. During the show, a woman stopped in and looked at one of my pieces - this horse. I have two reproductions - they are mirror images. They can be bought as singles or the duo.
This nice woman said..."these are really great, I am on the board of a nonprofit that is horse-related..." and before she went…Continue