Attending Shows for Native Jewelry

 

Upcoming Show Information and Applications:

    May 26-28, 2017- Native Treasures: Indian Arts Festival-Santa Fe, NM

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    May 27-28, 2017- 27th Annual Zuni Festival of Arts and Culture- Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff, AZ- Show Information and Application

     

    June 9-11, 2017 - Red Earth Festival- Oklahoma City-Remington Park - Show information and Applications


    June 24-25,
    2017- Eiteljorg Indian Market and Festival - Show Information


    July 1-2, 2017- 84th Annual Hopi Festival of Arts and Culture-
    Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff, AZ - Show Information and Application


    July 8-9, 2015 - Prescott Indian Art Market
    - Sharlot Hall Museum- Prescott, AZ- Show Information


    August 4-13, 2017- 96th Gallup Inter Tribal Indian Ceremonial
    - Gallup, New Mexico
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    August 5 -6, 2017- 68th Annual Navajo Festival of Arts and Culture
    - Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff, AZ - Show Information and Application

    August 10-12, 2017- Gallup Native Arts Market- Gallup, NM - Show Information

    August, 17-19, 2017 - SEEDS- Santa Fe, NM- Show Information

     

    August, 19-20, 2017- SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market. Information

     

     


     

    Past Shows

     

     

    The Heard Museum will host a Native Jewelers Society (NJS) Demonstration Workshop and Emerging Jewelers Market on January 7th, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Five NJS artists, including Darryl Dean Begay, Philbert Begay, Gene Billie, Ric Charlie, and Ray Scott, will demonstrate various techniques and topics such as: overlay technique, stampwork, fakes and frauds, and more. NJS workshops focus on providing a greater appreciation and understanding of all native jeweler’s skills, techniques, and the time needed to create high quality, hand-made work.

     

    Apil 30-May 1, 2016- NJS Dallas Jewelry Showcase-
    HILTON DALLAS PARK CITIES 5954
    Friday, April 29, - Artist Reception - 7-9 PM
    Both Days- Hours - 10-5 PM

    Attending NJS artists include:

     


    June 18th and 19th 2016
    - NJS Jewelry Showcase and Workshops at the Fathers Day Art Expo & Market Days- with Native Art Market, Dancers, Food and More...

     

     

    Both Days- Hours - 10-5 PM
    At the Trickster Gallery.

    190 South Roselle Rd
    Schaumburg IL 60193
    847-301-2090


       

      December 12-13, 2015- NJS Dallas Holiday Jewelry Showcase- Hyatt Place Dallas - North by the Dallas, TX



Tips for attending shows-planning ahead?

 

  • Get rest the night before so you can be at your best to sell
  • Get your sales pitch ready- be able to speak about your work to engage your customers
  • Create a checklist well in advance (They have apps for that now (Google keep, Evernote)
  • Cloth/ display
  • Business cards
  • Pics/photo album of previous work Camera- Good idea to take photo of client wearing item they bought for your records and memory
  • Mirrors Cords- if you're in a show that allows you to set up with lights - Pliers and extra findings
  • Sand paper Polishing cloth
  • Hammer (Especially if settup canopy)
  • Rain coats n plastic cover up 4 table
  • Receipt book
  • Credit card gadgets- Square etc...
  • Be on time and stay until the end
  • Be professional, and communicate

 

Credit card processing companies

http://www.squareup.com

http://intuit-gopayment.com/iPhone 2

 

Avoiding Fraud

 

- Avoid using checks

- If you must take a check, get a valid phone #

- ask to see drivers licence and make copy, take photo.

- Some credit card services also carry check reader's too.

 

Booth Tips

Booth Tips

 

Retail Fixuring and Display

 

Dynamic Display Systems

 

Keeping it Cool




 

 

 


 

Other Show Resources