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2022 200 Best

Sunshine Artist magazine, has announced the release of its annual 200 Best, ranking the nation’s most profitable art and craft festivals based on artists’ reported sales in 2021. Click here to view the 2022 200 Best list.

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Promoter Resource Guide

This guide provides details about advertising, event listings, show reviews, the 200 Best, show poster contest, and the Promoter Guild. Read Here.

Show Review of the Month Wausau Festival of Arts

September 2022, by Sunshine Artist Editor

Sept. 11-12, 2021; Wausau Festival of Arts, Wausau, WI. Contact: Wausau Festival of Arts, Brad Schmicker, P.O. Box 1763, Wausau, WI 54402; Phone: 715-842-1676; Email:; Website…

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Sweetness and Light

October 2022, by Diane Sulg

It is so wonderful to meet an artist who is breaking all the expected norms and succeeding like crazy! Allow me to introduce Toni Chirico, a sweet and successful fused glass artist.  Toni grew up in…

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These Cows Did Come Home

September 2022, by Diane Sulg

Despite her art degree from Michigan State University, Sandy Erickson Wright began her professional career as a flight attendant for Pan American Airlines. She was fortunate to travel the world, fall…

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Life on the Road Blog: Stormy Weather

October 2022, by Scott Obernberger

Summer show season is wrapping up as I write this month’s installment, and the last two shows I participated in experienced significant weather drama.  The first had straight-line winds of 60 to 70…

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Life on the Road Blog: Ready to Adapt

September 2022, by Scott Obernberger

One thing every artist and promoter can agree on is that this year, like the two before it, is full of curveballs. Whether it’s the economy and all the difficulties that come with it, the continued…

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Playing With Price Points

October 2022, by Angie Landsverk

When Shields Long took his custom, craftsman lamps to an art show in one of the wealthiest parts of the country, he figured that if someone was going to buy a $1,000 floor lamp from him, it was going…

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