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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.

Using Demographics to Market Art and Craft Products

October 2021, by Angie Landsverk

The power of observation has helped Scott Obernberger learn who buys his pottery, and he encourages other artists to do the same thing to figure out their demographics. “Every single show you have is…

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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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Year in Review: A Look at Attendance, Sales, Lessons

November 2021, by By Angie Landsverk

Attendance was up at this year’s Armonk Outdoor Art Show, in Armonk, New York.  Photo courtesy of Ana Szilagyi, Armonk Outdoor Art Show  As promoters and organizers throughout the…

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Christmas Made in the South: How to Make 40 Years

November 2021, by By Angie Landsverk

What started as a one-day show among crafter friends has long since become an annual tradition in multiple cities and states for exhibitors and customers alike.   “I like that we have…

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