My first art show - I'm nervous! I'm preparing to sell my art at a new show in St. Louis called CraftOutLoud! on Nov. 5 & 6. I saw a note about the show in my friend Carla Mash-Duncan's newsletter. She makes beautiful jewelry and textiles under the name Duncan Designs. I've never been in an art show before but I contacted the director and I was accepted (it's an invitational show). One of the things I'm worried about is the booth. Wow, some folks make their booths pretty elaborate! Plus, I don't want to spend much money on this thing. Myles (my husband) has some metal grid panels left over from shows he did years ago in the custom print industry.
I have a 4' X 6' space. The panels are 2' X 8', so we're going to clip three panels together for the back of the booth and one or two panels on each side. My brother-in-law offered to give me black material (he owns a hat company) that we're going to use to cover the panels. I think I can use drapery hooks to hang my artwork. I bought a card rack for my printed greeting cards and I have a nice basket to hold my art prints. I'm not sure how to display these, but maybe I'll put them on folding tray tables. There's so much to think about as I'm getting ready for the show! If you do shows, what's your best tip?