Artists Information Resources
National Association of Independent Artists »
An organization to improve and promote the artistic, professional and economic success of artists who exhibit in art shows. Begun in 1995.
Art Fair Source Book »
Art fair listings, craft show listing and festival listings for the 600 top-selling events with detailed critiques and sales-based ratings. Also includes information on unrated shows.
Art Fair Calendar »
Extensive internet resource for artists including:
ArtFairInsiders.com – Art fair social network for artists exhibiting at juried fine art fairs and art festivals
CallsforArtists.com – Year round resource for artists looking for art fairs in which to participate
ArtShowReviews.com – Art fair reviews for artists by participating artists
ArtFairRadio.com – Podcasts about the art fair business with insider information from show directors and artists with the purpose of strengthening the marketplace for the nation’s exhibiting artists.
Art Show Artists »
Directory of independent artists that participate in art shows.
Good Books on Art & Craft Fairs
The Freeway: Two Young Artists in Love, On the Road in Search of Home »
By Dori DeCamillis.
Two young painters in love sell everything they own, buy a vintage motorhome and hit the road to seek their fortune. This is the story of their adventures.
Craft Show Confidential: A Single Woman’s View from the Booth & Beyond »
By Valerie Hector.
Craft Show Confidential is a tongue-in-cheek send-up of the American craft show industry, delivered as the fictional memoir of Vanessa Nathaniel, a jeweler based in the Chicago area.
Online Jurying & Application Systems
Juried Art Services »
The first digital jurying and application system beginning in 2000 with the Smithsonian Craft Show.
A universal online arts application system for artists to apply to art fairs, festivals and shows, launched in 2004.
Entry Thingy »
The newest entry in the online and offline jury management – launched in 2009.
Recommended Display Products for Artists
Featuring a selection of canopy weight designs for differing applications.
Light-Dome and Finale Canopies »
The best canopies possible for complete wind and rain protection. Guaranteed not to leak or pocket water for 10 years.
Flourish Canopies and Display Walls »
Professional display products for artists since 1984.
Pro Panels Display System »
Create an elegant, professional gallery look in just a matter of minutes with our easy Pro Panels set-up. Since 1988, thousands of satisfied Pro Panels customers have found the quality and appearance of our display system consistently increases sales.