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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.
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
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 Aahley Davene and Special Guest Co/Host Tanya Tyler as they chat it up just in time for spring! Talking about moving out the old energies and welcoming in the new ones, from clearing your space, to planning what you are going to be doing this spring... hint... if you are Tanya T. it will probably involve bass fishing... and if you are Ashley it will probably involve the SUN!! <3
Ashley Davene Host and Media Personality, Author of "Art of Love" & "Pink & Blue A Love Story..." Healthy Living Journalist via Examiner.com in NYC & LA, Spiritual Relationship Counselor, Hopeless Romantic ?
Tanya Tyler is a radio personality, animal lover and fitness enthusiast with a passion for the spiritual world. She has worked in the radio industry from the Northwest to the Southeast and back with stops in Seattle, Spokane, WA and sunny Fort Myers, FL. Her passion for animals leads her to volunteer for local animal shelters where she has adopted two severely abused and neglected pitbulls along the way. In addition she is a licensed foster parent and loves giving back to the community any way she can.
How many times are we going to allow ourselves to settle for the excuse life isn't fair before we change something? Can you honestly come up with real reasons to accept that things work out in ways you don't want, in ways you don't expect? You can't always have your way, just like you won't always not have your way. Everyone gets their turn, thats life.
I know things don't always go the way we plan, but we have to remember its not because God doesn't like us or is mad at us. Its because God has to make sure everyone is happy, and sometimes in order to make sure someone else gets what they want, we won't get what we want.
And, thats the definition of fair. To make sure everyone gets their own chance. Today might be her turn, tomorrow his, and the next day yours. You never know what day is going to be your day.
During and after the show, use the #lifeisfair for live tweeting with Francesca Reicherter!
Join Host Ashley Davene & Special Guest in House Co/Host Arjuna Ra for this Season 3 opener, that's sure to be sweet.
Our topic is "Following your HeART" Ashley is just off her journey from South Florida to New York City, and Arjuna will be literally in the midst of travels on Sunday this is a perfect time to gather again listeners to chat about life! love! excitement! inspiration! and following our dreams.
Ashley Davene - Host and Media Personality, Author of "Art of Love" & "Pink & Blue A Love Story..." Healthy Living Journalist via Examiner.com in NYC & LA, Spiritual Relationship Counselor, Hopeless Romantic
Special Guest Co/Host Arjuna Ra a.k.a.. Marcus Armijo is certified Primal Core, Sacred Hot Method teacher and founder of Arjuna Ra Yoga. He has practiced and taught various forms of yoga and through his practice has discovered a way to heal his body from the inside out. His teachings focus on core strength and opening the chakras, with emphasis on breath while building endurance.
Art Cry Radio is dedicated to featuring Art and creativity in all forms! The Art Cry also supports worthy causes and initiatives. Today's show is a special fundraiser show to help an entire 8th class of young minds go on an 8th grade class trip to Atlanta Georgia and Washington D.C so they can see, learn about and experience Art!
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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.
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.
Art Cry Radio is dedicated to featuring Art and creativity in all forms. Join our host as he chats with Valerie Washington, Founder/CEO of V's Helping Hands . With the help of volunteers, V's Helping Hands focuses heavily on community effort in the city of New Orleans. V's Helping Hands goes out every Saturday to feed the homeless and less fortunate and has been since January 2014. She believes that when giving, everyone should "give from the heart." And it is her vision that through this act of kindness she is able to achieve the goal to "create a wave of giving" across the world.
Join artist and marketing expert Leslie Saeta as she highlights ways to sell your art on-line. On today’s show Leslie is joined by AHA February co-host Dottie Leatherwood. Join Leslie and Dottie as they discuss what you can do to promote and sell your art on Instagram. Don't miss out on this very inspiring show!
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