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The interested parties have come to your party: that Art Festival you have been planning and marketing for 364 days. How do you make sure they love the show, bring their friends, buy art, spread the word about what they found there and can't wait for next year?
Sharon McAllister, Executive Director of ArtFest Fort Myers (FL) and Jenny Wright, Festival Director of The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival (TX) join the conversation and share their best tips for building a memorable experience for their patrons.
We'll learn about their decisions on:
plus what works and even more interestingly what they've done that doesn't work!
Connie Mettler presents results from her 2014 Best Art Fair Survey of art fair buyers where she gathered data about what makes them come to a festival and why ... plus ... why there are formerly favorite shows that they no longer attend.
Both of these events were chosen as Top 50 Events in the survey.
Learn more about ArtFest Fort Myers. Learn more about The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival.
How do I get into the good art fairs and how do I make money when I get there?
These are the universal questions that need to be answered for earning a living in the fine art and fine craft show business. Our expert guests Larry Berman and Bruce Baker lead the way.
Larry Berman lends his expertise on creating great images that will "wow" they jury and Bruce Baker shares his experience on creating a great booth and meeting the customer. Between the two you'll have the answers and there is only one thing left for you to do: make great art.
Larry Berman has a long career in photography, including being the staff photographer for the NY Nets. He has been exhibiting at art fairs for over 30 years and was one of the first to recognize the importance of digital imagery in the art fair business and was responsible for the ZAPP image format which displays all jury images the same size. He has built a career improving jury images for artists and/or photographing their artwork. He has held seminars on jury images and does consulting with artists and art fairs.
Bruce Baker began selling his jewelry at retail and wholesale shows in the 1980's. Taking what he learned there he began consulting full time in 2005 sharing his retailing and business experience with a variety of groups ranging from Artists, Main Street Merchants, to Farm Market vendors, conducting over 600 marketing and production related workshops in the past two decades. He leads training sessions helping artists be more productive and competitive in the international marketplace.
Between the two you'll have all the answers and there is only one thing left for you to do: make great art. Only you can do that part.
In the beginning art fairs were created and artists and art buyers flocked to attend. You were one of them. Your mother and your friends thought your work was wonderful and maybe they were right, so off you went to the marketplace. How did it go? Was it a triumph or a humbling experience?
A panel of beginner and experienced artists from various media discuss their "first time." What you will learn:
how they prepared
where they were, big or small fairs
how it impacted their lives
their biggest disappointments and their biggest surprises
learning from their own mistakes vs learning from other's mistakes
what they wish they had known then and how they used that information
the good, the bad and the really ugly
how to do three shows in three days and other extreme adventures
their #1 tip for a first time show
Fighting in relationships and marriages in general can be both a good (healthy) and bad (toxic) thing depending on the nature of it all. Fighting is healthy in relationships when it is rare, and not multiple times a day, for example. And when it is “Fair Fighting”; meaning both people truly listen and accept responsibility for their roles, while at all times preserving respect/consideration for each other. There is a fair amount of things that has to happen and not happen in order for fighting to be “Fair Fighting”. Being constructive versus destructive is paramount in “Fair Fighting”.
Unfortunately, unless we are concertedly taught otherwise, our nature isn’t to fight “fairly”. Being defensive and emotional is how people tend to instinctively react; but these primal instincts mostly exacerbate tension, and rarely conclude with healthy resolutions. ‘Not fighting fairly is indicative of an unhealthy relationship,’ according to some experts. Thus, we will CHop up some aspects of “Fair Fighting” in comparison to unfair fighting…
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When a city's largest employers pull out and the population begins to decline what do you do? Find new corporations, preserve the downtown, improve the quality of life by improving the schools, rebuild neighborhoods and focus on becoming one of the "Top 100 Arts Small Towns in the United States."
Enter Artisphere, now in its 12th year and awarded Top 20 event out of the "100 Best" Art Shows in the country by Sunshine Artist Magazine, a Top 10 Fine Arts and Fine Craft festival by the Art Fair Sourcebook, and #3 out of 20 finalists in USA Today's 10 Best Reader's Choice Award for Best Art Festival and listed in ArtFairCalendar.com's Best Art Fairs in America.
Kerry Murphy, Executive Director of Artisphere and Liz Smith, Program Director, join us to share their experiences.
We'll talk about how a city in the rural South, half way between Atlanta and Charlotte, attracts the nation's top artists and why those artists apply again and again to be part of the event.
How a fine art event is "sold" to the town and how they attract buyers.
The organizational structure of the event, recruiting working board members who expand the reach of the festival.
On today’s show we will discuss how to you can use all of the new video apps to build your customer list and sell more of your art. Join Leslie Saeta and September co-host Kelley Sanford as they discuss how to use video and your social media to grow your art business.
Season 3 of the Movie Geeks United Art of Cinematography series kicks off with Laela Kilbourn, an artist who has achieved acclaim for her contributions to a series of beloved documentaries, including American Teen, Word Wars and the upcoming How to Dance in Ohio, which premieres on HBO on October 26.
For more information on the Art of Cinematography series, visit http://www.moviegeeksunited.net.
Wednesday night on PAECT Radio! Join us at 8:00 PM as we interview Gabe Young, CEO of All Access Labs, producer of the Young Innovators Fair, taking place on January 2nd and 3rd in Oaks, PA. Tune in to find out how PAECT is partnering with the Young Innovators Fair to provide members with the opportunity to participate in this massive STEM event, anticipated to draw over 20,000 people. Call into the show or participate online to suggest an idea for the chance to win some PAECT swag!
Art In Odd Places started as a grass roots happening and has transformed into an annual landmark art festival thanks to its many artists and supporters. This year's "odd" 11th anniversary: AIOP 2015: RECALL will again transform NYC's 14th Street into a civic space where social interaction and creative expression captivate imaginations and deeply connect people to themselves and the world.
Talkupy welcomes Ed Woodham, Founder & Director of AIOP, to the show on Thursday, Oct. 1 at 11 am ET. In addition to hearing about what to expect at this year's event, Woodham will discuss the importance of presenting visual and performance art in public spaces across the U.S.
For more info on "Public Art as Social Engagement" watch Ed's TEDxIndianapolis To donate to the project, please click here. Please follow @Talkupy_Radio on Twitter and visit Talkupy.net
Join host Nikki Williams on Wednesday, September 16 @ 7:00 p.m. (Central Time) for this week's Radio PRS. PRS is gearing up for it's 45th annuel Fall Psychic Fair. The fair, as much a KC tradition as Ren Fest, Jazz and BBQ, will be held Oct. 16 - 18 at the Howard Johnson Plaza Kansas City Hotel and Conference Center (formerly known as Ramada Inn). This week we welcome Roberta Hustead: PRS Secretary and Reader/Lecture/Worker coordinator for the fair, Levi Pierce: Vendor Coordinator for the fair and our co-host Mike Ranton: PRS Vice-President and Director of the fair. Tune in to find out all about this wonderful event from the readers and vendors to lectures and our NEW FEATURE; in-depth workshops. Nikki herself has been a reader at the fair for 15 years and has had the honor of winning "Reader Of the Year" on several occasions. She'll be there again this year along with many readers, vendors and healers that you've heard right here on Radio PRS. Our panel will not only share info on the fair but wonderful stories and memories from fairs past. Have a question about the fair or a story of your own to share? Call in and chat with our panel at 646-668-8212.
Join Nancy J. Reid & Lisa D. Smith – publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine, for Big Blend Radio airing live from the historic Coronado Motor Hotel in Yuma, Arizona, the headquarters for the Big Blend Spirit of America Tour of all 408 National Park units.
On This Episode:
- Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks with Colleen Bathe - Chief of Interpretation, Education and Partnerships; and Sandy Blankenship – Exeter Chamber of Commerce & Sequoia Tourism Council.
- Biodiversity – Ecologist Brian Machovina discusses his upcoming new study in Science of the Total Environment, about why adopting a plant-based diet can contribute to the preservation of natural resources and have a substantial impact on biodiversity.
- Food as Imagery - New Mexico based artist Victoria Chick discusses the history of food as an art subject.
- Peanuts – Donna George, owner of The Peanut Patch in Yuma, Arizona.
Science Fiction – Writer / Film Director Olatunde Osunsanmi discusses his work on 'The Fourth Kind,' 'Evidence' and 'Falling Skies'