Friday, January 3, 2014

Call To Artists: Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff

Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff  

   Krasl PIX for CTA 2012

Call to Artists

WHAT:  Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff, one of the nation's top fine art fine craft art fairs.  Krasl Art Fair is ranked:
·       #12 in Sunshine Artist Magazine's 200 Best For 2013
·       #7 on Art Fair Calendar's new Best Art Shows list (from their 2013 survey)
·       #32 in Art Fair Source Book's top 100 shows

WHERE: Beautiful downtown St. Joseph, MI overlooking Lake Michigan. A resort community with stellar beaches, a charming downtown, a Jack Nicklaus Golf Course and many more outstanding attractions, restaurants and shopping. 
WHEN: Saturday and Sunday 
              July 12-13, 2014

*One-half century of artistic and sales excellence.

*Limited to 216 artists.

*30% of artists re-invited from 2013

*Over 151 openings for 2014

*Average sales (2013): Sunshine Artist Magazine reported two revenue camps, half in the$2,000 to $5,000 range and the rest doing $5,000 to $10,000. Art Fair Source Book reported average sales of $3773. Krasl Art Fair artist survey of the 106 responding artists reported average sales at $3,600

*Application/Jury Fees ($30/$275 or $300/Booth, depending on space size: 15x15 or 20x20). Many booths offer exposure to the public on two sides of the tent. Benefit, very reasonable booth fees!

*Estimated attendance: Approximately 70,000, drawn from the Midwest.

*Friday set-up; drive to space for load-in and load-out.

*Best of Category Awards: $100 cash; Krasl Board Choice Award (automatic invitation to following year and booth fee waived); Shore Magazine "Best Booth Award" (includes ribbon, plaque and $100).

*Artist-in-Residence program; residents host artists in their homes.

*Excellent artist amenities, including artist-only parking, Saturday gourmet breakfast, booth sitters, electricity available to many booths, artists' hospitality room and much more.

*Friday Night Kick Off Party with gourmet food, wine tasting and live music.

*Round table artists' discussion with committee and staff.

*Jury session open to artists and public to observe.

*For more details about the show, click  HERE     

The Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff celebrates 53 years of artistic excellence at Lake Bluff Park in 2014, overlooking Lake Michigan.

Comments from participating artists:
·      "The location is beautiful, friendly patrons, great weather, and convenient parking. People were willing to spend money for art!"
·      "Good sales, excellent amenities, there is no other show more welcoming to artists."
·      "35 years of experience: you have one of the best July shows in the country!"
·      "Krasl is the best art fair by far! Thank you! The attending audience was very responsive to the sculptures."
·      "The Krasl Art Fair is one of the few shows that put the artist and quality of the show first."   

Thursday, January 9, 2014 12pm EST 
Apply through

Jury Date:
Tuesday, February 4, 2014 (artists and public invited to observe)

Friday, February 21, 2014

Booth Fee Due:
Friday, April 4, 2014 

For more details and artist's prospectus, visit:

Email inquiries to:
Sara Shambarger, Director 

You may also contact by telephone:
This call to artists is brought to you as a service of The Art Festival Newsletter,
the nation's only quarterly newsletter dedicated to the success of art festival artists.
Please visit us at: 
Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff  


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