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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 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.
The NAIA Art Show Artist's Survival Guide is here!
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Contact Information: Cynthia Davis
National Association of Independent Artists (NAIA)
?The Art Show Artist?s Survival Guide,? a Resource Bringing Together the Knowledge and Experience of Hundreds of Artists, is Published By the NAIA
With over 200 well-organized tips, it covers all the aspects of the festival artist's life from in the studio and office, on the road, at the show, and on the web. With sections on guerrilla marketing techniques, web sites of interest to artists, tips on how to digitally photograph art, ways to secure a booth at an outdoor festival, how to write a press release, booth lighting methods and more, you will find it to be an indispensable guide to success. 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:
"Here?s the truth: The best art fair advice you ever receive from other artists is always given?
?in great detail by well-meaning artist friends?at a time when you have neither pen nor paper with which to write down those meaningful details.
?by one artist to another in the confidence of the next door booth, and you only get to overhear part of the advice ? and none of the details.
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. Think of it as a selfless outpouring of information ? much of it learned the hard way ? that might help you avoid some of the worst, but sadly, most common mistakes made by artists.
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 Shary Brown, Executive Director of the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair and long-time contributor to the NAIA says, "An entertaining, informative and well put together volume that is filled with solutions for the art show artist. I will suggest that all our interns read it to give them a greater understanding of 'the other side' and what artists have to deal with."
The Survival Guide is available in a full-color edition for $19.95. A small portion of your purchase price helps to support the ongoing operations of NAIA. 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!
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Ann Arbor, MI ------?The Art Show Artist?s Survival Guide,? a resource of tips, ideas and inspiration by and for artists who sell their work at art festivals throughout the country, will soon be available. The ?Survival Guide? is produced by the National Association of Independent Artists (NAIA), a national 501C6 nonprofit membership organization of independent artists who make their living primarily by selling their art through the venue of art festivals. This compilation brings together the knowledge and experience of over 45 artists from 25 states with over 500 years of combined experience. The ?Art Show Artist?s Survival Guide? is a resource for the experienced festival artist as well as the novice.
Never before has there been available such a comprehensive guide. With over 200 tips it covers all the aspects of the festival artist?s life from the studio and office, on the road, at the show, and on the web. It includes sections on guerrilla marketing techniques, web sites of interest to artists, how to protect images on the internet, ways to secure a booth at an outdoor festival, detailed information on health/business insurance, how to write a resume, booth lighting methods and more. In the back is a ?Yellow Pages? resource guide of industry-related business contact information. Those businesses high-lighted in red offer discounts to NAIA members. The ?Survival Guide? is also sprinkled with quotes, stories, humor and the faces and art of the contributors that make this volume a pleasure to read. Available through the internet print-on-demand provider Lulu.com, the ?Survival Guide? is priced at $19.95.