We're slowly getting our art festival application letters and emails in with 'Congrats - You're in!' - Mind you, we decided that this year, we'd cut back, giving us time to really produce for the big shows that we try to do every year and make the most of those - And so far, our schedule looks like this:
April: North Shore Unitarian Church-small but comfortable show, very well organized & attended!-(Deerfield)
May: Open Studio w/the ChicagoStyleCrafters Street Team - Date TBA
June: Wells Street Art Festival (Chicago)
Fountain Square Art Festival (Evanston)
July: Art Fair on the Square (Madison)
Come again? Did I say Art Fair on the Square in Madison, Wisconsin?
Why, yes, yes I did.
Phew + HAAZAA! Signing into our email yesterday we found a congratulatory note from Katie Hunter informing us we'd juried into Art Fair on the Square in Madison, WI! We tried about 4 or 5 years ago, with a much more painterly/Spanish influenced type of work, like this:
And now, this year, we applied with images I took for Etsy & Flickr :)
So I have to ask myself: Do I need to go get professional slides done anyway, after seeing that what I shot worked on what we consider one of the top ten most difficult shows to jury into on the circuit? I'll be honest, I posted those images on Zapp with complete descriptions about our diy/modded machinery and our Gocco screening, thinking for sure that they'll boot us out & not even give us a second glance - I always considered it a more conservative show - But now I'm gonna have to rethink my stance. And I guess I'll have to see if we'll jury in next year with new work :)
But what a relief! Our July's past have always bombed with shows - Last year we got lucky, got into Art vs. Craft and our July was saved :) We're hoping and crossing fingers (and I shall be lighting a candle of good vibes) that Faythe & Kim can book the show either before or after Art Fair on the Square - We really want to go back to it, and the CSC Street Team is planning a table there if they'll have us :)