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updated fri 7 apr 06

 

Chris Campbell on wed 5 apr 06


I also recommend asking this question on the
american craft discussion forum ...

http://www.americancraftforum.com/

Be aware that in applying to these high end
shows you will be ' Running with the Big Dogs'.

The competition for spots is fierce and the
quality of the competition in superb.

You better have first class slides of your work.
They must look fabulous for the 30 second judging
... usually projected together on the same screen.

Your booth needs to be well designed and well lit.

You should expect to be competing against the
best crafts people in North America for a small
share of the slots in any given show.

Some people consider making the 'waiting lists'
of these top tier shows to be an accomplishment.

Go for it ... and Good Luck

Chris Campbell - in North Carolina - spending the next
three days watching documentary films at the Full
Frame festival in Durham, NC ... heavenly!



Chris Campbell Pottery LLC
9417 Koupela Drive
Raleigh NC 27615-2233

Fine Colored Porcelain since 1989

1-800-652-1008
Fax : 919-676-2062
website: www.ccpottery.com
wholesale : www.wholesalecrafts.com

Ann Baker on wed 5 apr 06


Does anyone have suggestions on finding art/craft shows for higher price
points? I get Sunshine Artists but the reviews and ratings rarely include
a good indication of price point. I find many fine craft or fine art
shows art not as high end as might be expected. I am looking for shows
where the price point tends to begin at a few hundred dollars and averages
around $500 to $1000.
Thanks, Ann

Antoinette Badenhorst on wed 5 apr 06


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of
information.
Thanks.
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-----Original Message-----
From: Clayart [mailto:CLAYART@LSV.CERAMICS.ORG] On Behalf Of Ann Baker
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To: CLAYART@LSV.CERAMICS.ORG
Subject: Art or Craft Shows

Does anyone have suggestions on finding art/craft shows for higher price
points? I get Sunshine Artists but the reviews and ratings rarely =
include
a good indication of price point. I find many fine craft or fine art
shows art not as high end as might be expected. I am looking for shows
where the price point tends to begin at a few hundred dollars and =
averages
around $500 to $1000.
Thanks, Ann

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Cheryl Weickert on wed 5 apr 06


Hi Ann, you can try posting this question to
http://www.americancraftforum.com/
or
http://www.craftsreport.com/board/
I think both of them you have to register to post but you should be able
to find good information at both places on both shows and selling. Plus
it helps to know the area where you want to sell or if your willing to
travel for a good show.
HTH,
Pinky, in MN with the windows open... it feels like spring!

On Wed, 5 Apr 2006 10:38:41 -0400, Ann Baker
wrote:

>Does anyone have suggestions on finding art/craft shows for higher price
>points? I get Sunshine Artists but the reviews and ratings rarely include
>a good indication of price point. I find many fine craft or fine art
>shows art not as high end as might be expected. I am looking for shows
>where the price point tends to begin at a few hundred dollars and averages
>around $500 to $1000.
>Thanks, Ann

Candace Young/Norman Czuchra on wed 5 apr 06


My recommendations would be Old Town in Chicago, Philly Craft Show,
Smithsonian Show. Candace
Candace Young mailto:candace@bayriverpottery.com

Norm Czuchra mailto:norm@bayriverpottery.com

Bay River Pottery www.bayriverpottery.com
107 S. Water Street, P.O. Box 394
Bayboro, NC 28515
252.745.4749

steve graber on thu 6 apr 06


in general, i found that any show that included dried flowers & tole painted wood were BAD for pottery sales. they didn't bring in customers that would pay much for pottery. also shows where a promoter said "we don't have many potters". ~ that's because prior potters tried their show & did poorly in sales.

shows that included oils, watercolors, etc were GOOD for pottery sales. shows where there already were a good number of potters did well.

so, rather then somehow finding that prime show, use other products as leading indicators of good or bad sales.

see ya

steve




Chris Campbell wrote:
I also recommend asking this question on the
american craft discussion forum ...

http://www.americancraftforum.com/

Be aware that in applying to these high end
shows you will be ' Running with the Big Dogs'.

The competition for spots is fierce and the
quality of the competition in superb.

You better have first class slides of your work.
They must look fabulous for the 30 second judging
... usually projected together on the same screen.

Your booth needs to be well designed and well lit.

You should expect to be competing against the
best crafts people in North America for a small
share of the slots in any given show.

Some people consider making the 'waiting lists'
of these top tier shows to be an accomplishment.

Go for it ... and Good Luck

Chris Campbell - in North Carolina - spending the next
three days watching documentary films at the Full
Frame festival in Durham, NC ... heavenly!



Chris Campbell Pottery LLC
9417 Koupela Drive
Raleigh NC 27615-2233

Fine Colored Porcelain since 1989

1-800-652-1008
Fax : 919-676-2062
website: www.ccpottery.com
wholesale : www.wholesalecrafts.com

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Carole Fox on thu 6 apr 06


The Paradise City Arts Festivals are high end, well publicized and
well-attended. The more established shows are in Massachusetts, and their
newest addition is in Valley Forge, PA. I attended the PA show recently (as
a patron) and I would say that all of the craft there truly qualified as
art. Nice live jazz and a landscaped area where festival goers could listen
and eat at tables. And the participants all had great things to say about
the show.

www.paradisecityarts.com

Carole Fox
Silver Fox Pottery
Elkton, MD
silverfoxpottery@comcast.net

Pfeiffer, Dan (Dan R) on thu 6 apr 06


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I can suggest one in my neck of the woods. TACA Fall Craft Fair. Lots of
pottery, high prices for very good stuff.
http://www.tennesseecrafts.org/FCF.htm

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