Category Archives: Fairs

>Hype

>There’s a lot of hype in this world. “We’re the best!” “New and Improved!” “We’re #1!” Blah, blah, blah. It hardly means anything anymore. You can believe it when the organizers of the Belleville Art on the Square fair proclaim … Continue reading

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>Cherokee Triangle

>Even if you don’t think you’ll be interested, if you have a chance to be in Louisville, KY in late April, you MUST go! The last weekend in April kicks off 10 days of Derby festivities. Yes, THAT Derby. There’s … Continue reading

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>A Different Direction

> Summer Storm, image extended onto mat in pastel painting, 11×11 inches,© 2008 by Jeane Vogel The biggest complaint heard at art fairs is “there’s nothing new. It’s all the same old stuff.” Sometimes that’s legitimate. There are artists who … Continue reading

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>Ding!

> Cosmos II, (C) 2008 Jeane Vogel I’ve been hearing bells lately. Ding!That’s not Southwest Airlines telling me I’m free to move about the country. That’s the sound of rejection. Ding!It’s a fact of life of artists — and most … Continue reading

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>Exposure

>People die from that, don’t they? That’s the joke in the art world. A well meaning charity worker approaches an artist. We’re raising money, she says, and we’d like you donate some of your wonderful artwork to the auction. It … Continue reading

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>Endings & Beginnings

>Yesterday ended my art fair season for 2007. I have to say this was a great year. Thank you to all my collectors! Each year I wrap up the season at an private indoor show in Webster Groves, MO. Potter … Continue reading

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>A Civil Rights Protest — at an Art Fair!

>Politics and art mix all the time at art fairs — but generally it’s about who knows the director and gets the best spot. Civil rights don’t come up very often, unless you’re honest enough to notice that they’re aren’t … Continue reading

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