About Sunshine Artist
Sunshine Artist is the Art Show Industry's and Craft Show Industry's leading publication for art and craft show exhibitors, promoters and patrons. Since 1972, SA has provided its readers with comprehensive reviews of everything from fine art fairs and festivals to small craft shows around the country, focusing on all aspects of the shows from sales to artist amenities to the quality of art or craft. We also include in each issue hundreds of art and craft show listings, including contacts, booth fees, application deadlines and the type of art/craft that the event accepts. Finally, in each issue you'll find features on everything from tips to boost your business to in-depth reports on current trends on the show circuit.
Regular Sunshine Artist Features:
Sunshine Artist alternates between "What Artists Are Saying," by Art Edwards, a conversational column addressing today's hot artist topics and "Emerging Artists," by Emily Jane Scott, showcasing up-and-coming creators from a variety of mediums. Plus, we routinely feature guest writers addressing what's important to artists in this ever changing art exhibitor world.
State Reports & Reviews
SA features 20-30 reviews of art and craft shows from around the country in each issue. We also have a team of dedicated State Reporters, located throughout the United States, who exhibit at shows and then critique them for our magazine. We also include reviews compiled from the FastAudit surveys we receive from YOU — our readers.
As an introduction to each issue, SA’s editor not only summarizes what you can expect from the current edition of the magazine but expands on a topic of interest related to the world of art.
We welcome letters to the editor on any subject related to art and/or craft shows.
You can’t have an art or craft show without exhibitors, and this fun monthly feature puts the spotlight on the creative talent that makes it all possible. With pictures sent in from shows all over the country, you never know who — or what — you’ll see in any given month; it might even be you! High-resolution photographs of exhibitors in their booths can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration.
SA invites all promoters to send us your lists of award winners from your most recent art festivals and craft shows so we can feature them in our Winners Watch. You may either fax us the information or email it to email@example.com. Please include the full names of the winners plus their mediums and awards.
Our Back Pages
Every month, SA revisits topics that were the talk of the art-show circuit in the past, by featuring articles from our magazine 10 and 20 years ago.