Niagara Gazette — “This gives people an opportunity to pick the brains of someone who does this all the time. There are so many things to think about. You have to have a tax number, hooks to hook things up so they’ll stay in place. You have to be prepared to deal when things are windy, so things don’t blow around. There’s a lot of things to think about ... and it’s a lot of work.”
Gregg said he will touch on practical matters related to shows, including dealing with customers, display, pricing, security, setting up (and tearing down). The boot camp is also applicable to crafters as well as fine artists, he said.
“I want the crafting community to know there are a lot of shows out there,” he said. “And it’s not any different than a fine artist doing a show. We just have different wares.”
Those differences can sometimes mean a difference in choosing shows, however, Gregg said. And it’s important to scope out their locations, including the lay of the land, where to park, where to stay.
“They don’t tell you that stuff,” he said. “It’s just experience.”
“It’s a good thing and I think it’s needed,” she said of the class. “We have a lot of art people in Western New York, and the more people we can expose to things like this, the better off we are.”IF YOU GO • WHAT: Artist & Crafters Boot Camp • WHEN: 10 a.m. to noon Saturdayfeb15 • WHERE: Partners in Art Studios, 77 Webster St., North Tonawanda • COST: Price is $20; $10 for students under 21 • RESERVATIONS: Contact Bob Gregg at 481-1786 or email@example.com.