Welcome to Blue Print Online August 2022 ! This year is flying by, I can't believe we're almost into July and planning the next Online event for August 16th-18th. The show will have a lot of exciting studios and artists ready to show you their latest artwork and help you with your selections. We draw the names out of the hat for position in the show so once you're there please make sure you explore the whole 'floor' to be sure you're not missing anyone !
The Blue Print Show brings together a fantastic collection of studios, artists and designers that are creating a print event by themselves for their clients. The boutique type feel of the show, and the fun friendly atmosphere has been maintained even though the number of Exhibitors has grown year by year. The open aspect of the show has definitely created a more relaxed, inspiring environment. By keeping the prices to exhibit at Blue Print low, and involving more of the exhibitors in the operation and the marketing of the show, we all have a shared interest in making Blue Print a success.
While it has been impossible to hold the actual show in New York, Blue Print created an online event to keep Art Directors and Buyers in touch with Artists, Illustrators and Studios, Each exhibitor is able to create an online booth for the duration of each event, enabling meetings with Art Directors and Buyers using Doodle and Zoom. The show has always had a good mix of established studios and artists, and it's been very important to encourage up and coming talented artists to be part of the show too. Of course everyone is looking forward to the day we can all meet up again at another Blue Print show, but in the meantime Blue Print will continue to develop and improve the online event.
FROM AUGUST 9TH - 12TH 2022, ART DIRECTORS & BUYERS CLICK REGISTER HERE TO RECEIVE YOUR PASSWORD TO VIEW THE SHOW AND PREBOOK YOUR MEETINGS WITH EXHIBITORS FOR APRIL 11TH - 13TH 2022 :
FROM AUGUST 16TH - 18TH 2022, ONCE YOU HAVE YOUR PASSWORD CLICK GO TO THE SHOW :
For this show we are creating a new page where Exhibitors can submit their latest products or product ideas. At the last show in New York we gave a prize for the best booth, where Exhibitors not only included exciting banners and artwork, but also product they had out in the stores, or product they had mocked up.
This competition is open for Single Artist Exhibitors only, not collectives or studios. Blue Print is often an artists first experience exhibiting at a trade show, whether real or online. It's a big decision to exhibit, it takes a lot of thought and planning, so the competition is a small way to reward artists for their efforts ! 1st prize is $ 500.00 cash, and some goodies donated by our friends at Make It In Design. The goodies include a free 6 month membership of The Live Hub at Make It In Design for the winner, and a copy of Rachael Taylor's new book titled Power Up Your Creativity! 2nd & 3rd places will each receive a copy of Power Up Your Creativity, which is released in November 2022 !
Author Rachael Taylor is a successful artist, pattern designer, entrepreneur and the co-founder of the Make It In Design online education platform, sharing creative motivation and guidance that will help you achieve your goals and thrive, no matter your starting point. Whether you’re just starting out on your creative path, or you’re looking to fruitfully channel your creative practice toward a career or side hustle, Power Up Your Creativity offers practical advice and support for upping your creative game and achieving your dreams.
To win one of the prizes, your Exhibitor Page should not only include your artwork images to promote yourself to Artwork Directors and Buyers, but also product images, real or mocked up. The product is a great way to demonstrate some of the end uses for your artwork. The main requirements are that you are an Exhibitor at the August 16 - 18 2022 online event, you are a single artist working on your own. All work submitted should be original and created by you. If you would like to sign up as an exhibitor for this show Apply To Exhibit above ! The competition closes on the 8th of August 2022
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We have an Instagram Page where Art Directors and Buyers can view and be inspired by the trend driven flyers posted by the current exhibitors.