« Christmas Made in the South (Savannah) Reviews' | Main | WheatonArts Festival Of Fine Craft Reviews' »


Charles Dana

Show Name: Historic Shaw Art Fair
City and State: St. Louis, Missouri
Your Medium: Photography
Year you most recently exhibited at this Show: 2012
Your Estimated Sales at this Show: $501-$2000
Number of Years You have Exhibited in this Show: 1st time
Attendance: (1 is poor, 5 is great) 3
Location: 5 (great)
Facilities: 5 (great)
Ease of Participating: 5 (great)
Sales: 3
Overall: 4
Booth Fee vs. Your Sales Ratio: Okay
Estimated Attendance: Not really sure.

Good Things about this Art Fair: No seeded artists. Nice time of the year (usually), first weekend in October. Last year it was rainy on Saturday but cool and sunny on Sunday. Close (for me, I live two blocks away). Easy setup, park next to tent. Nice people running the show. Located in a pleasant residential neighborhood on the center of a divided street. Was able to rent a tent from the organizers. Save environment although apparently some artists were concerned about being in a mixed city environment - the houses on the street cost multiple hundreds of thousands and are maninly professionals. Art appeared to be top rate.

Bad Things about this Art Fair: Paid entrance, $7 for the weekend. No electricity although have been told that they are working on it. Many of the residents put up artists. Weather is usually nice but, like last year, can spring a suprise.

Advice to Other Artists Considering this Show: Last year was my first year to participate and have attended for many years. No major concerns.

Additional Commentary on this Show: This was my second and currently last art fair so I have difficulty in commenting on how they compare with other art fairs. Just starting, I know that I did not do a lot of things to maximize my sales and believe that I can do much better if I am selected this year.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)