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2023 200 Best Announced

Sunshine Artist magazine has announced the release of its 2023 200 Best, ranking the most profitable art and craft festivals in the country based on artists’ reported sales in 2022.

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Art Show Reviews Now Online

Sunshine Artist has been adding show reviews to its new website. Read our latest show reviews here.

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

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Polish Your Image With Great Marketing

September 2023, by Diane Sulg

In addition to product, price, and customer service, there is one more important component for the professional wholesaler — your image! Not just the one you see in the mirror but also the one your…

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Show Review of the Month Craftsmen's Fall Classic Art & Craft Festival

September 2023, by Sunshine Artist Editor

October 7-9, 2022; Craftsmen’s Fall Classic Art & Craft Festival, Roanoke, VA. Contact: Gilmore Shows, Carly Gilmore, 13400 Sutton Park Drive S., #1201, Jacksonville, FL 32224; Phone…

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Amazing Grace

August 2023, by Diane Sulg

Every once in a great while, you are lucky to meet a simply lovely person. So, let me introduce you to Katherine Michael, a folk painter now living in Florida.  Like most folk artists, Katherine…

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Plan Your Next Season

August 2023, by Scott Obernberger

The fall season is approaching and with it are not just some of my best shows but also the task of working on next year’s schedule. It may seem early to start, but as they always say, “The early…

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On the Road Again

July 2023, by Scott Obernberger

So, you would think with a title like “On the Road Again” that I would write a bit more about being on the road. Well folks, this is the time.  I am sitting on an airplane just over the tip of…

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What Artists Want Most at Shows

September 2023, by Angie Landsverk

The artists who submit show reviews to Sunshine Artist for publication in print and online are honest about their experiences at the events.  They share such things as how load-in/-out went, whether…

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