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Sunshine Artist 200 Best

Celebrating the 200 Best shows of the past 10 years: 2010 to 2020.

Artists and craftspeople are typically asked to cast their votes each April for the 200 Best shows list. They may list up to 10 shows they attended the previous year where they grossed the highest sales.

Due to the pandemic’s effect on the industry, Sunshine Artist decided to look at the last decade. “We know the importance of giving honor where honor is due, and that is where the 200 Best of the past 10 years came from,” said Publisher Diana Jones.

Sunshine Artist Celebrates 50 Years

Sunshine Artist is grateful to have been around for half-a-century. Owner and Publisher Diana Jones shares, “We are excited that we can continue supporting this industry in a down-turn and we are confident that in 2021-2022 fine art and craft fairs will make a comeback. With summer on the horizon, vaccine distribution across the United States moving quickly, there is a lot of hope.”

As a brand, we will continue to offer both the print publication, as well as the content on our website. SA is now the only event listing magazine left in the industry for those that prefer receiving a printed copy in the mail. We are working hard to increase the number of listed events we publish, more show reviews (State Reports) as shows start happening again, and articles that meet the needs of the show-going artist. We also share insights on how the industry is changing and how we can adjust.

On the Other Side of COVID

June 2021

By Diana Jones As cases of COVID-19 drop and the percentage of people vaccinated increases across the United States, many states are beginning to relax their mandates, providing an opportunity for…

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What Have We Learned: Promoters Share Their Pandemic Adjustments

September 2021, by Angie Landsverk

During the past year, promoters found themselves postponing, canceling, and in some cases moving events to virtual formats due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Some refunded the booth fees artists paid…

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Survey Says: Virtual Shows Don't Replace Live Events

March 2021

Over half of handmade crafts artisans and 70% of fine-art and fine-craft artists said their virtual-show sales have been “bad” and they aren’t going to try one again after live shows reopen…

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Howard Alan Picks Up Sugarloaf

June 2021, by Malinda Ratliff

HAE/ACE will be running a few of the Sugarloaf shows under their umbrella. Check below to see which shows are accepting applications. All application deadlines are 3 days prior to the show and you…

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