Monday, February 9, 2009
We usually dread this time of year: It's like you're applying for a job but you pay them to take a look at you. And you pay a lot.
You may or may not get the job, and the really sucky thing about it here is, you don't usually get a chance to apply for another, because by the time you find out you didn't get the 1st job, the deadlines have all passed for your 2nd & 3rd choice jobs.
Let me reiterate: We DREAD this time of year.
But, there's also something really exciting about a fresh new year of events to show your work at - New faces, hopefully new work from you - So it's not too horrible :)
Below is our dream list of art/craft fairs/festivals. If you're reading this and you've come to some of our shows in the past, you'll see that we have, yet again, trimmed the fat (so to speak) - There are a few events we'll be taking a break from this year, a few we believe we've exhausted (hey, it happens - It's like eating too much of your favorite ice cream), and a couple of new ones. We've already submitted our images & app for jury to 57th Street Art Fair in Hyde Park, and it (the application deadlines) snowballs from there.
Wish us luck!
[dream list below]
cc spring open studio
6+7 = 57th street art fair
13+14 = wells street
27+28 = fountain square
11+12 = art fair on the square
1+2 = market days
1+2 = evanston lakeshore art festival
8+9 = morning glory craft fair
29+30 = bucktown artsfest
12+13 = renegade craft fair
13 = starving artists' show
26+27 = lakeview east festival of the arts