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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!
Most of this audience is U.S. based fine artists and craftspeople. Did you realize there is a whole other world just a few miles north of us with educated sophisticated people in big cities who may love your work? Think Montreal (metro pop. 3,824,221), Toronto (metro pop. 5.5 million) and Vancouver (metro pop. 2,313,328).
Many of you live near this border. Have you participated in a show in Canada?These are some of the most multicultural cities in the world, with deep roots in Europe and the Far East. Surely there are art buyers there.
Our guests are:
Mark Teeple, Executive Director of the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto's largest, and longest running outdoor art fair that attracts over 100,000 people and hosts 350 artists.
Mixed Media artists Chris Rom and Geoff Buddie, no stranger to the top U.S. art fairs, cross the border to participate in the Toronto Exhibition. They live in Northwest Ohio.
Mark's expertise is the Toronto marketplace and the positioning of the exhibition to bring in the buyers.
Chris and Geoff share information on crossing the border for commercial purposes, the differences in currency and other business issues for cross border traffic.
in Self Help
For the first 70+ shows of the Mandala Art Meditations, I pick a different card from the Tarot as the basis of our meditation.
The Chariot: Tenacity
THE SHOW FORMAT
If you want to participate in the meditation and create a mandala, prior to the show
set up a quiet space for the meditation and to do create the mandala
have a piece of paper ready and draw a circle on it
have your coloring/drawing tools ready (color pencils, crayons, pens, markers, etc.)
If you want to do the meditation only, then just set up a quiet space for yourself
AFTER THE MEDITATION
After the show, if you plan to create a mandala of your experience
allow yourself to be in the meditative state for a few moments, recapturing any images, thoughts, sensations, feelings, etc.
when you're ready, go to your paper and coloring tools and create the essence of what you experienced. let go of feeling like you have to draw or color it perfectly.
allow yourself to just go with the flow of it, the essence of it. when we allow ourselves to fully embrace our creative spirit, the insights come.
feel free to draw/color outside the circle, whatever feels appropriate.
when done, write down any insights in a journal or directly on the mandala
Change is good. New is good. Being smart about it is good. Let's learn about 3 new shows and what their organizers are doing with them to make them successful.
We talk about why they hosting the show, how, fund raising, their connections to their community, rounding up sponsors, their hopes for the event and what they are learning along the way.
The guests are:
Patty Swords - the Texas Gulfcoast Art Festival, sponsored by the Center for the Arts & Sciences in Clute, TX, May 16 & 17
Celane Roden - Arts in the Middle, sponsored by The Virginia Commission for the Arts, Middlesex County and the Town of Urbanna in Urbanna, VA, May 30 & 31
Brett Johnson - the Workhouse Fall Arts Festival, sponsored by the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, VA, September 26 & 27
This is a nuts and bolts show that should be helpful to show organizers and artists alike.
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
Ann talks golf and success with Matthew McConaughey; and replays a classic interview with NFL Hall of Famer Deacon Jones.
Join host Daniel Mchael and associate producer Genise R White as they welcome their guest Eileen Troemel.
Eileen is an author of many books including tht "Wayfarer Clans" ,"Secret Past" and many others.
Topics range from fiction to meditation to nature crafts.
Then stick around as we welcome back Darren BuCare!
His new scheduled shotime is everyWednesday at 9 pm eastern time.
Darren is am intuitive consultant at Marie Lavaue's House of Voodoo in New Orleans!
This week Darren will be discussing working with the element of Earth.
Join host Daniel Michael and associate producer Genise R White as they welcome their guest Orion Foxwood!!!
Orion is an author who has written books about Conjure/Hoodoo as well as Faery Magick.
To check out his books go here: http://www.orionfoxwood.com/stores.html
Join us in our circle!!!!
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