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Karen Kurta

Medium: Photography
Year you most recently exhibited at this Show: 2017
Your Estimated Sales at this Show: $501 - $2,000
Price Range of your Work: $30 - $575
Number of Years You have Exhibited in this Show:
2-3 times
Number of Years You have been doing Art Fairs overall: 2-3 years
Attendance: (1 is poor, 5 is great) 4
Location: 5
Facilities: 4
Ease of Participating: 5
Sales: 3
Overall: 4
Booth Fee vs. Your Sales Ratio: Okay
Estimated Attendance: Not really sure

Good Things about this Art Fair:
This is still one of my favorite shows. Well organized and run, easy load-in/out, plus it's local for me. The show director visited every booth, which was a nice touch. Affordable show in a great location.

What could this Art Fair have done better?:
They changed the judging process this year, instead of individual works, they judged the entire booth. Easier process for the artists, but I never fair well that way.

One judge had great disdain for photography on canvas -my medium. They started the judging at 8am when the show didn't start until 10, so a lot of artists missed the first round.

Advice to Other Artists Considering this Show:
It really is a great show, put on by volunteers who really care about the show. It's an easy show to do and the crowds (and buyers) are there.

Karen Kurta

Medium: Photography
Year you most recently exhibited at this Show: 2016
Your Estimated Sales at this Show: $500
Price Range of your Work: $10-495
Number of Years You have Exhibited in this Show:
1st time
Number of Years You have been doing Art Fairs overall: 2-3 years
Attendance: (1 is poor, 5 is great) 4
Location: 5
Facilities: 3
Ease of Participating: 5
Sales: 2
Overall: 4
Booth Fee vs. Your Sales Ratio: Okay
Estimated Attendance: 10,001-50,000 people

Good Things about this Art Fair:
Great location, easy load in/out, affordable, very pleasant show. Very well run show with staff that really know what they're doing.

My sales were okay, not wonderful, but I covered expenses and a little extra. We had some nasty wind Friday overnight, and an email went out at midnight to advise which booths had damage so you could control it or at least not have any surprises in the morning. Impressive.

Bad Things about this Art Fair:
I really enjoyed this show, so I don't have much to criticize. Artist amenities were acceptable, nothing fancy, but adequate.

Advice to Other Artists Considering this Show:
It is a large show that spans several blocks. But it was well organized and well attended. Show staff personally welcomed each artist in their booth and was polling participants as to where they stayed, how far they traveled, etc. so you know they know their artists well. They weren't afraid to ask (in person) how they could improve either, which was nice.

Additional Commentary on this Show:
I like the judging based on individual works (versus the entire booth) because my booth isn't as elaborate as others and my work often gets overlooked. I won a small award because of it, so that was a nice bonus!

I was really impressed with the survey the organizers emailed out weeks later, asking us our opinion of the judging process and proposed changes. Nice touch!

The URL of your profile on ArtFairInsiders.com.
http://www.artfairinsiders.com/profile/KarenKurta

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