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Sunshine Artist April/May 2024

14 Let’s Talk About Security
Artists provide tips and best practices for exhibiting at shows.
23 Buzz in Art Studios
See how an artist grew and diversified her business model.
31 Faking It or Fixing It?
Learn when to edit your photos and how to do so as well.
35 Clear Conscience
Use a broad network to focus on copyright infringement.
39 How Security Is Managed
Two promoters share procedures for during shows and overnight.
99 Knoxville’s Maker Exchange
Discover how this space in Tennessee came to be and how it works.
106 The Trade Show Is Ending – Now What?
Follow these steps at the end of the show and when you return home. 

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Sunshine Artist February/March 2024

15 Resumes and Curriculum Vitaes
Learn how they differ and why you need both documents. 
20 200 Best Ballot 
Cast your vote to help determine the 200 best shows of 2023. 
23 The Principles of Photographing 2D Art
Follow these steps to get high-quality images of your work.
27 Artist Amenities Matter
See which amenities are most important to artists on the show circuit.
33 Hidden Studios 
Discover how artists in Wisconsin started a tour of working studios.
38 Load-In / Load-Out
Three promoters share their procedures for before and after shows. 
106 Maximize Your Trade Show Investment
Use these tips to take advantage of every minute you are at the show.

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Sunshine Artist December 2023/January 2024

12 Load-in / Load-Out
Artists share tips and tricks for making this process easier and what promoters can do to make it run smoothly.
20 The Worst-Case Scenario
Learn why it is important to photograph your artwork, studio, and property before a natural disaster strikes.
28 Cover Your Assets
Discover how establishing a corporation can protect your wealth, help you obtain a bank loan, and more.
36 How To Design an Indoor Booth
Promoters give advice to make the most of your space, as you work the winter show season.
105 Designing a Killer Trade Show Booth
Follow these steps to turn your ideas into great displays at the upcoming wholesale trade shows.

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Sunshine Artist October/November 2023

14 Pack Up – But Not Too Early
Promoters explain their end-of-show policies and procedures.
20 How Artists Market
Find out which marketing methods are most successful.
22 Make Craft Photos Shine
Use these tips to give your photos extra sparkle.
26 Establish a Home Studio
Learn which permits and licenses are needed for your space.
31 Is an Artist Collective Right for You?
Discover the benefits of joining with other artists.
33 A Leap of Faith
An artist reflects on the founding of an artist collective.
35 Festival Layout Plans
Two promoters share how they create the footprints for their shows.
37 Taking the First Wholesale Steps
Prepare to exhibit at a trade show and launch your wholesale business.

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Sunshine Artist February/March 2023

4 Resources To Find Your Best Shows
Learn how artists plan their show schedules and use some of their advice to find more festivals.
17 How to Attract People to Your Booth
Artists share tips and tricks to draw attendees into their booths at art shows.
20 200 Best Ballot
Cast your vote to help determine the 200 best shows of 2022.
23 Make Your Application Stand Out
Three promoters provide details about their jurying processes.
26 A Word About Taxes
Find out where to go for resources about taxes, incentives, and more.
29 How Plato Can Improve Your Photos
Focus on how to use composition to create stronger images of your work.
98 Do You Have a Safety Net?
Put safeguards in place to protect yourself from fires, floods, and hurricanes.
105 Options To Sell Your Work Online
Read which platforms other artists use and how to drive customers to the sites.

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Sunshine Artist November 2022

8 Why Artists Create
Reflections From a Fellow Artist
By Scott Obernberger

10 Artists Marrying Artists
Times Have Changed — Have Artist Marriages, Too?
By Daniel Grant

12 Married Artists on the Road
Advice for Balancing Marriage and Work
By Angie Landsverk

14 The Great Gulfcoast Arts
Festival at 50 Show Attracts Thousands

15 Show Reviews

19 Event Listings

46 HeARTbeat

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Sunshine Artist October 2022

8 Stormy Weather
Tips for Protecting Your Work and Booth
By Scott Obernberger

10 Playing With Price Points
Artists Share Formulas for Setting Prices
By Angie Landsverk

12 Six Decades of Arts and Crafts
New York Festival Attracts Thousands

13 Show Reviews

18 Event Listings

54 HeARTbeat

ON THE COVER:Lakeshore Art Festival, Muskegon, MI

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