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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.
ArtFairCalendar.com has just finished its 2nd annual "America's Best Art Fairs" survey and we announce the winners. This is the only national online survey of the country's juried art fairs and craft shows, designed to reward the festivals that create opportunities connecting artists and communities to celebrate the arts.
We asked our mailing list of over 50,000 art fair patrons what was the best art fair in the country and had an amazing nationwide response. Nearly 90% of the respondents completed the lengthy 20 question survey and the answers were both expected and intriguing.
Not surprisingly: people love to attend art fairs and many travel long distances to do so. The overall conclusion is: Art is Alive and Well in America and attendance at the nation's shows is proof of that.
Listen to find out what the Top 50 shows in the country are as voted on by the people who attend them and collect art. Find out which they have chosen as the best regional fairs, best urban fair, best small market show and the best cities for art fairs.
We'll share the survey answers on:
what makes a show "Best"
why people say they attend an art fair
how art fair goers find out about shows to attend
why they don't attend shows they used to love
how far they travel to art fairs
their suggestions for show organizers
Laura Berarducci from the Ann Arbor Convention & Visitors Bureau also reports on the economic impact of the Ann Arbor Art Fairs in that community.
The mission of ArtFairCalendar.com is to promote the unique American tradition of art fairs by showcasing the events where art collectors find hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind fine work for sale and encourage the interaction of client and creator.
Join host Daniel Michael and associsate producer Genise R. White as they welcome their guest Jesse Ann Nichols George!!!
Jesse is an author and public speaker.
Her works include 'Activating Compassion" and "You Me Life Dreams"and she is as well a talk show host on Friday evenings right here on the Main Street Universe radio network!
She is on tour now promoting her latest book as well as offering workshops and intuitive self help advice.
To learn more about Jesse go here: http://www.jesseannnicholsgeorge1.com/Jesse_Ann_Nichols_George.html
Join us as we interview in person Jesse while she is on tour!
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
Join host Daniel Michael as he welcomes back Kevin Baird to co-host the show with him this evening!!!!
(associate producer Genise R White will return after a winter break 01/02/ 2015)
Kevin is an inventor and artist as well as a psychic medium and he will be discussing his newest project "The Companion".
This is an electronic device that communicates with the other side.
You may haver seen electro magnetic sensors on ghost hunting TV. shows but this one takes things to another level.
Kevin is as wellan artist and the creator of the Horizon Oracle cards and can be found here: http://www.templeofgaia.com/
Here is a link to the latest video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZWgo4C5cYk&feature=youtu.be
Ann talks to renown sports producer/executive Ross Greenburg, winner of 52 Emmy Awards, about his body of work and his latest project, ROAD TO THE NHL WINTER CLASSIC, taking the viewer outside the lines with weekly episodes following the Washington Capitals and Chicago Blackhawks as they prepare to play in the NHL Winter Classic on Jan. 1, 2015.
Nawal Motawi joins us to talk about her journey from art school graduate to founder of an award-winning Ann Arbor-based nationally known art studio that creates unique handmade tile reflecting the classic styles and craftsmanship of 20th Century American design.
Nawal Motawi founded Motawi Tileworks more than 20 years ago. A University of Michigan art school graduate with a restless spirit and an interest in applied arts, she moved to Detroit to learn tilemaking at Detroit’s storied Pewabic Pottery. She returned to Ann Arbor after a few years and began making her own tiles in a garage studio and selling them from a stand she rented at the local farmers’ market. Today, Nawal is still designing and making tiles in Ann Arbor. Her companies, Motawi Tileworks and Rovin Ceramics, employ more than 30 people. The tiles are sold in over 400 stores across the United States.
The Motawi business philosophy:
We make distinctive ceramics in a healthy way. We share our story. And we have fun.
We believe that we can make the world a better place by making beautiful things for everyday places and modeling healthy company practices.
How do we do this?
We make things that are valued for their design and quality.
We cultivate an intentional workplace culture that fosters constant improvement, positivity and consistently high performance.
Listen to learn how she made the move from her first art classes to a successful business owner, plus her best tips for building a sustainable career in the arts.
Join host Daniel Michael and associate producer Genise R White as they discuss what it is to be an Empath with their guest author Catherine Kane!!!!
Her lates book is called "The Practical Empath"
We will discuss being an Empath and how to handle it in this noisy modern world!!!
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Join host Tanya M. Dixon for another edition of ART Imitates LIFE Radio Show as the show celebrates its 1st Year Anniversary! We’ll flashback to various guests that have appeared on the show throughout the year such as songwriter, arranger, producer and artist ELLIS HALL—who will also be a special guest on the show! We’ll have “Hot Off the Press” and “Healthy Lifestyles” with the AIL Team and in the 2nd hour of the show we will highlight some of the controversial topics that have been featured in “The Living Room” segment.
Call us during the live show at (347) 945-7191!