America's Premier ART & CRAFT Show Magazine


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America's Premier Art and Craft Show Magazine!

Sunshine Artist is the leading publication for art and craft show exhibitors, promoters and patrons.


Since 1972, SA has provided its readers with comprehensive reviews of everything from fine art fairs, festivals and events to small craft shows around the country, focusing on all aspects of the shows from sales to artist amenities to the quality of art or craft. We also include in each issue hundreds of art and craft show listings, including contacts, booth fees, application deadlines and the type of art/craft that the event accepts. Finally, in each issue you'll find features on everything from tips to boost your business to in-depth reports on current trends on the show circuit.

In 2016, Sunshine Artist was purchased by Jones Publishing, now JP Media LLC, which is located in the heart of Wisconsin, USA. JP Media LLC is committed to continuing and improving upon the highest of quality to its readers and subscribers. Check back often for new improvements to print, web, and content!


State Reports & Reviews SA features 20-30 reviews of art and craft shows from around the country in each issue. We also have a team of dedicated State Reporters, located throughout the United States, who exhibit at shows and then critique them for our magazine. We also include reviews compiled from the FastAudit™ surveys we receive from YOU — our readers.

Editor's Page As an introduction to each issue, SA’s editor not only summarizes what you can expect from the current edition of the magazine but expands on a topic of interest related to the world of art.

Letters We welcome letters to the editor on any subject related to art and/or craft shows.

Show Shots You can’t have an art or craft show without exhibitors, and this fun monthly feature puts the spotlight on the creative talent that makes it all possible. With pictures sent in from shows all over the country, you never know who — or what — you’ll see in any given month; it might even be you! High-resolution photographs of exhibitors in their booths can be submitted to the for consideration.

Winners Watch SA invites all promoters to send us your lists of award winners from your most recent art festivals and craft shows so we can feature them in our Winners Watch. You may either fax us the information or email it to Please include the full names of the winners plus their mediums and awards.

SA Flashback Every month, SA revisits topics that were the talk of the art-show circuit in the past, by featuring articles from our magazine 10, 20, 30 or even 40 years ago.

Tech Tips A monthly look at hardware and software that can help take your career further.

In the Booth Your chance to promote your booth setup and your work to promoters nationwide! Submit your booth shot to the for consideration.

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Contact Us

Sunshine Artist
N7528 Aanstad Rd.
P.O. Box 5000
Iola, WI 54945

715 • 445 • 5000

Staff Directory

Diana Jones

Managing Editor
Melissa Jones

Diana Jones

Sale Account Executive
Jill Maggio

Show Listings
Samantha Hoyord

Art Director
Beth Krogwold

Senior Web Designer
Donovan Brooke

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