What Artists Must Know about Exhibiting at Art Fairs

Ray Beldner, the founder of stARTup Art Fair, gives an inside look at the art fair world, and what artists should know before committing to exhibit at these events.

Art Fair Show Tips: How to Make More Sales

Touch is a key element of the customer’s experience, so unless the item is large or very heavy, encourage them to feel the weight, texture, and quality of what you make.

Art Fair Show Tips: Booth Display

A multi-level display is often quite effective in a show booth, but this will depend on your medium and the size of your work.

Top Art Fairs in America 2019

Art Fair Calendar has announced the results of its 7th annual “America’s Best Art Fairs” survey. This is the only national online look at the country’s juried art fairs and craft shows.

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

Want to get accepted into the best art festivals? Small details in your application can make a big difference.

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 ArtFairCalendar.com 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.