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Lee Watermann
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"Juried Show"
Mar 26th, 2015 at 9:36pm
 
I see some shows use this term but I'm lost to what it means. Is this good, not so good or indifference?
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Reply #1 - Mar 26th, 2015 at 10:06pm
 
If done right it keeps the kits, imports, resellers and junk out of the show. They want to make sure it's handmade by the exhibitor.
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Reply #2 - Mar 27th, 2015 at 8:32am
 
My first show was non-juried.  Like Anthony said, I had to compete with kits, imported crap, etc.  I didn't even make my booth fee but the artificial flower bouquets on one side of me and the mass produced artificially "aged wood" signs with cheesy sayings flew off the shelves.
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Reply #3 - Mar 27th, 2015 at 9:27am
 
A "Juried Show" means they have a jury of professionals or accredited individuals who review the submitted items and determined if they are within the criteria of the shows set standards.  The jury could be one person or several.   They choose who gets in and who does not.
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Reply #4 - Mar 27th, 2015 at 1:20pm
 
My cynical side says the jury waits to see if your check is good before they approve you for the show.

I've had craft fairs where I had to send in pictures of my work that don't do as well for me year after year compared to one or two craft fairs that let in almost everybody.

My not-so-cynical side says that I do prefer a show where I have had to send in photo's before being accepted. However, juried shows (in my experience) range all over the place. They are certainly no guarantee that you will have a higher volume of sales.
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Reply #5 - Mar 27th, 2015 at 7:43pm
 
Nor will juried shows guarantee reasonable pricing in other booths. You might see nicely made bowls priced at $1 per inch of diameter.  Now, if a juried show has a significant entry fee . . .
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Reply #6 - Mar 31st, 2015 at 8:28am
 
I agree with Don.  Not all juries are created equal. A low booth fee is a good indication of a low dollar crowd. Even then, a good jury and a good show can still fail to deliver a profitable result.  Craft fairs are a tough life.
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