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Welcome to the NAIA Fundraisers page!
The principal financing of the NAIA is through membership dues, gifts/donations and the generous efforts of our volunteers. However, the NAIA has also developed several products that are useful and fun! The proceeds from the sale of these items benefits the work of the NAIA. We hope to continue to add items to this page. As always, we appreciate your purchase and support! Happy Trails!


LIGHTING THE WAY TO A SUCCESSFUL SHOW

The Art Fair Pillar Candle makes no guarantees, but at a stately 8 1/4" tall, this glass surrounded candle can help along the way. The colorful illustrations done by NAIA member Holly Foss playfully illustrate judges that love our work, perfect booth layouts,good music, real bathrooms, great sales, a visible show director, nice neighbors, a smooth set up, an easy drive and well advertised show. Last but not least.........making money!

Although this candle makes no financial promises, the mere fact that you have invested in the industry that supports your livelihood will bring you good karma.
The aura this karma creates will insure good vibes while applying to shows.
This unscented pillar candle will light a trail to success!

Our wonderful fund raising candle is a great gift for the artist in your life or yourself. Stock up now! 2008 awaits!

$20.00 each
Two for $30.00
Three for $40.00
(prices include shipping)

Contact NAIA for bulk pricing on large quantities at:

To place your order online fill out the order form below, below at bottom of page. To order by phone or email: please contact Bonnie Blandford by phone: 616-241-3084,
or email:

NAIA Artist Candle NAIA Director Candle Click on the image for a larger view.

Artwork for both candles was created and donated by member Holly Sue Foss. Thank-you Holly!


What is Art?

What is Art?

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See a Preview of "What is Art?" on YouTube here.

NAIA member John Booth spent several years filming festival artists answering the question, "What is art?" You will recognize many of the artists in his video and find that their answers are as diverse as their art. And it's just plain fun! John has graciously allowed us to sell his wonderful DVD video as a NAIA fundraiser. Thank-you John! Only $20.00 plus $3.00 postage.


To place your order online fill out the order form below, at bottom of page. To order by phone or email: please contact Bonnie Blandford by phone: 616-241-3084,
or email:


Survival Guide Click here to preview the Survival Guide.

May 12 , 2007

The long-awaited Art Show Artists' Survival Guide is now available! The Survival Guide is a resource of tips, ideas and inspiration by your fellow NAIA artist members. The experienced festival artist as well as the novce will find a treasure trove of insight, helpful hints and inside information that are sure to make your art show experience easier and more successful.

Contact Information:
National Association of Independent Artists (NAIA)

Click here to PURCHASE the Survival Guide.

With over 200 well-organized tips, the "Art Show Artists' Survival Guide" covers all the aspects of the festival artist's life. The Survival Guide is a resource of tips, ideas and inspiration by your fellow NAIA artist members. The experienced festival artist as well as the novice will find a treasure trove of insight, helpful hints and inside information that are sure to make your art show experience easier and more successful. Festival directors will also find this a pleasurable

A "Yellow Pages" resource guide puts industry-related business contact information at your fingertips, and you will easily see those businesses that offer discounts to NAIA members. Those businesses highlighted in red offer discounts to NAIA members. The "Survival Guide" is also sprinkled with quotes, stories, humor and photos of the contributors make this small gem a pleasure to read.

NAIA Artist Member John Bauman has this to say about the Survival Guide:
"In the NAIA Art Show Artists' Survival Guide finally there is a compilation of all the most practical advice of some of the most seasoned artists currently surviving art fairs themselves. The art fair life is hard enough to survive. Finally, a group of artists (the NAIA) has taken it upon themselves to make it just a little easier. Can I go back thirty years and have a do-over?"

Duke Klassen, another NAIA Artist Member, says,
"Amazing! After thirty-odd years of doing art fairs here comes a survival guide that makes life easier. Easy solutions, ingenious solutions, down-right clever solutions to all of the problems that crop up in an art -fair-road-warrior's life. Seeing and hearing ideas from people we all know makes the guide compelling reading. The simplicity and ingenuity of many of the suggestions leave me in awe of the tribe we all belong to."

And Jay Downie, Director MAIN ST. Ft. Worth Arts Festival says:
"I have read the Survival Guide and immediately put it on our "must read" list for staff and artist-relations volunteers alike. It provides a clear and concise perspective of the challenges artists face day in and day out as they work to present quality work to a discriminating public, often under less than ideal circumstances. The information it contains will help us improve our ability to help them be successful and broadens our understanding of their world."

The Survival Guide is available in a full-color edition for $23.52. Internet sales are handled through the print-on-demand publisher Lulu.com.

So be the first on your block at your next art show to own a copy of the NAIA "Art Show Artists' Survival Guide!"


Click here to PURCHASE the Survival Guide.




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