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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!

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