Nina Jones on mon 27 dec 99
Tom Wirt wrote:
I think, first, you need to give us a clue as to the type of work you do.
There are a myriad of great shows in the Midwest, too many actually, but
they range from weeds and seeds to highly collectible work.
Good question=21 Right now I make bowls, vases and jars. I don't consider =
=22highly collectible=22 as I'm just not that good yet. I've been told that=
beautiful and I have sold some of it. I would rate it, if I were so =
as functional and decorative. In a few more years I'll probably be able to =
a =22highly=22 in there somewhere (:=3E)=21
If anyone is interested in the information I have already gathered, I've =
some of it below=3B if you'd like more, ask me and I will share.
The Network - Marketing Guide for artists, artisans and craft workers
PO Box 1248
Palatine IL 60078-1248
(847)604-3965 or (888)572-7377
Cost: =2425/1yr=3B =2445/2yrs=3B and =2460/3yrs
Also there is (referred to me by one of the crafters at the Harper show=3B I=
not contacted yet):
The Michigan Crafter Magazine
Contact person: George Walker (810)726-1125
PO Box 183206
Shelby Township, MI 48318-3206
Cost: =2420.00 + =244.00 S=26H
The one solid craft show lead I got from Harper was for the Wisconsin State =
Park shows in Milwaukee, WI. The promoter is:
Craft Fair USA - www.Craftfairusa.com
9312 West National Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53227
Art Plus Associates, Inc.
16W129 83rd Street
Burr Ridge, IL 60521
Promoters I've received info on through the Illinois Arts Council (James R.
Thompson Center, 100 West Randolph, Suite 10-500, Chicago, IL 60601-3298=3B
(312)814-6750 or (800)237-6994=3B www.state.il.us/agency/iac )
Contacts: Herb Adler/Peg Sancya
3232 Ridge Road, Suite 2
Lansing, IL 60438
(708)895-3710=3B FAX (708)895-3868
American Society of Artists
PO Box 1326
Palatine, IL 60078
(312)751-2500 or (847)991-4748
Huffman Productions, Inc.
PO Box 184
Boys Town NE 68010-0184
Let me know if you'd like any additional information.
>From some of these promoters, I have applications and fair schedules. I've
prepared packets of slides and photographs for submission and I have already
submitted applications to four of the above. Please believe me, I'm not =
sitting here twiddling the keyboard waiting for people to send me lists of
If anyone is uncomfortable with my request for opinions/advice, please =
I don't want to make anyone feel uncomfortable or put upon. I know that I'm=
as good as most of you. Right now I'm looking for opinions regarding good
shows, not necessarily great shows. Starter shows, if you like. If I've
offended anyone I apologize=3B that was never my intention. I'm not trying =
mooch information off anyone, I really just wanted opinions.
Thank you and I hope you are all having a happy holiday season. Have a =
Nina D. Jones