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Art Fairs 101: Should you do an art fair

An Artists Handbook to a Successful Art Fair

Want to Get in on the Art Fair Boom?

Not sure if you're ready to do an art fair? Worried about the risks involved in doing an art fair?

I hear you...that was me too. But after having done about 20 art fairs over the past several years as an independent artist, I've learned tons about the ins and outs of the business of the art fair. I'm an a full time artist with a marketing and business background. I know the mindset of making art is completely different from the mindset of selling it.

In this coarse we'll blend the two worlds and help you decide if an art fair is for you?

This is an all inclusive guide to the dos and don'ts of the art fair world!

Here's what's included in this course:


How do you know if you're ready to do a fair?

Is your portfolio ready?

How much will it cost and can you afford it?


How do you know which fair is right for you?

How do you know which show is right for you?

How can you tell if the show is legitimate?


How to apply to a fair?

Some tips to help you get in.

Your Instructor


JJ Galloway
JJ Galloway

Jill J (aka JJ) Galloway is a full-time artist with over 20 years fine art business experience. Having graduated from college with a dual degree in Fine Art and Marketing, JJ spent the first 10 years of her career in various areas of the marketing and public relations sectors. JJ Galloway Studio is an established fine art business with originals in collections around the world and multiple licensing contracts. She has participated in over 15 different art fairs across the USA. When she isn't in her studio or at an art fair, JJ can be found working for the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery where she oversees many of their fine art teaching programs.


Course Curriculum


  Which fair is right for you?
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  Applying to an art fair
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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