Barb: Happy New Year….
Lots of things to say regarding the 2010 season.
I did enter Plymouth, also Homestead, Illinois and Naperville, Illinois….you told me about Plymouth, Wisconsin in early June and am hoping for a $300 to $400 gross being that it is a second year show…Thanks for the heads up on that show, Barb…I read good things about the Naperville show run by the Women’s Club on the artfairinsiders.com website that Bill Lang gave me. Homestead, I found in the Illinois directory. Only $120 entry fee, and 100 booths and good demographics according to wikipedia and to my friend, Terese who runs the Suitable for Framing gallery on Green Ave in Allouez. The only bad thing is that they have moved the show to a different venue in Flossmoor. Terese says that doesnt matter.
I plan to do the Iola Wisconsin Winter Festival on Feb 6…..only $25 and a short drive…..if they have half of the 1000 to 1500 people attending…..I should be able to sell at least 5 or 6 prints…..lol….but you never know.
I have entered the Whitnall Park H.S. in the Milwaukee area on Mar 13…..hard to say how I will do…..a spring show….which are less productive than summer and fall shows, moneywise.
I am trying to find out if Diane Van Dreel, promoter, is having one day spring shows at East Towne Mall….she has not called me back ….so I assume she has no details yet. Know anything about this, Linda?
I also may do a March show at Pine Tree Mall in Marinette, Wisconsin…. they have arts and craft shows….talked to Mare Hare, mall manager, and I am on the Mailing list. She told me they have an April show too…but I will be driving to New Orleans with Suzy in the middle of that month on vacation…..the cost for this two day show is low….only $55 last year…..but I do admit that attendance is low….still it is cheap and it is a spring show….so low attendance is understandable.
I plan on doing Bayport High School in Howard, Wisconsin near Green Bayon March 3 (I found out later that the actual date is March 27 and will not go becasue it conflicts with the Oshkosh, "Wisconsin Althusa show)…..I talked to the husband of the lady who is responsible…I expect an application in the next couple of weeks or will call again.
March 27 and 28 I am doing the Oshkosh Althusa fine art show…..at a nice venue…..Hilton Garden Inn……they bring in lots of flowers and have free snacks and sandwiches for artists….I made $500 plus the last two years on a $90 entry fee….people vote on your art…. it does draw people….and that makes it OK!
Finally at the end of April…..April 24 and 25…..I hope to do the 43 rd -annual arts and craft show the Unitarian Church in Deerfield, Illinois. They charge quite a bit….but my friends Jenny and Paul say they have done well there…..
Ok that is my plan til the end of April, back to the easel.
If you want more details, email me
See you soon, my friends
the scoop on my spring art show plans