Lansdale Festival of the Arts

Check it out, my friend Linda were both juried into the Lansdale Festival of the Arts on August 27!  After doing some research on other Arts festivals in the area, I have learned you don’t just show up.  For some, you need to submit a sample of your work to be juried on, some request a photo of yourself in action and a photo of your booth, and of course there is usually a hefty fee involved, upwards of $100+.  With today’s economy and no guarantee on any return on that kind of investment, needless to say, there are a couple of arts festivals that I am not even trying for.  I have the rest of the summer to prepare for the three arts festivals I am participating in starting with the Lansdale Arts Fest (the only juried one) in August, and then Doylestown Art Fest (with the DPC Photography Club), September 10&11,  and Dublin Arts Fest, September 17&18.  And it is not all about the Art Festivals either, let’s not forget about the local craft festivals.  There are quite a few popular ones in the Bucks County area that run during September/October/November.  I’ll try to remember to post dates as they become available.  I guess I know what I will be doing this summer . . . matting, framing  and of course shooting =)

So mark your calendars for  August 27 and come by and see Linda and I in action!

More info about Lansdale Festival of the Arts here:{7221654F-A9CD-402F-9299-1770B8EA3AFD}

Open for Business!

The weather cleared this weekend and I was finally able to do a practice setup and breakdown of my photography booth.  The goal:  To see if I could do it all by myself. Goal accomplished!   Granted, I didn’t set any speed records on the time it took me to set up and there were more than one duh moments setting up the tent, but I  pulled it off.   What do you think?

I think it could use a little tweaking here and there;  a little more color maybe,  a real art bin,  something on the side walls.  But, all in all, I think I am ready to open for business.   Hope to see you at the art festivals.   Oh, and for you out of  towner’s here’s my card . . .