Artistic Tribute to an Art Show Founder

Watercolor artist Mark D. Bird recently found himself as a central figure in a celebration of the historic neighborhood in Louisville where his family lived, and a banner year for the St. James Court Art Show, one of America’s top ten art fairs and festivals.

Advice for Artists from an Art Festival Juror

by Carolyn Edlund Want to get accepted into the best art festivals? Small details in your application can make a big difference.     I recently acted as a juror for a well-known, established “top 20” art festival, with hundreds of applicants vying for a limited number of booth spaces. As I reviewed each application […]

The 4 Words That Kill Art Sales

by guest blogger Mckenna Hallett Building Trust at Art Shows Requires New Skills and New Words in Today’s Distracting Environments     In my transformative publication, The E’s of Selling Art System – A Guidebook and Flashcards for Face-to-Face Selling, I have a chapter devoted to what I call the “Four Dirty Little Words”. As Dale […]

Make Your Art Show Booth into a Gallery

A recent visit to the Boca Grande Invitational Art Festival shows how different artists find solutions to overcome the elements and give a welcoming presentation.

Keep Your Art Collectors Coming Back

Sometimes artists say they “don’t want to bother people” or feel uncomfortable following up with prospects who didn’t make the purchase.

Art & Yoga: Mindfulness

Open up to the experience of the art event without a thought or expectation of what it should/will be.

10 Easy Tips for Better Sales at Your Next Art Fair

When a person is looking at our artwork, we suddenly don’t know how to behave. We don’t trust our “natural” instincts.

What Your Customers Can Teach You

There is much to be said for coming face-to-face with the public once in a while.

3rd Annual Survey Results: What is America’s Best Art Fair?

by guest blogger Connie Mettler announces the results of its 3rd annual “America’s Best Art Fairs” survey. This survey is the only national online look at the country’s juried art fairs and craft shows, designed to reward the festivals that create opportunities for artists to sell their work.     To make any art fair successful […]

“I Covered My Expenses” and Other Forms of Delusion & Denial

The delusion of “I covered my expenses” relies on the denial of the true total costs and expenses of participation in a show.

My Disastrous First Art Show

My sales were slow. They dragged. Shoppers looked, and didn’t understand what to do with what I made.

How a Hard Look at Business Changed an Artist’s Life

This was the most important thing that I have ever done for my business. It was astounding what I was spending to make what I thought was a living.

Top 50 Art Fairs in the US, 2015

The top 50 fairs have exciting quality art, fascinating artists and ever-changing venues in big cities and small towns, oceanfront and lakefront.

4 Ways Booth Signage can Draw a Crowd

In a crowded show, how can you stand out? Signage is a great way to grab attention and make a statement.