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Booth Damage at Show

I did a show this weekend at a convention center in my city.  I set up 2 nights before the show.  The night before the show, one of the exh…

Started by Tim GottLatest Reply

What does it cost to actually put on an art show?

I know this has been discussed here before, but I can't seem to find it. There's always a lot of talk about how jury fees are out of hand,…

Started by Jim ParkerLatest Reply

Bookkeeping and taxes

Hi I am a photographer. I am not going to actually get to my first fair until April of 2016. My question is how far back can I go in writin…

Started by Grant josephLatest Reply

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I have been doing the Golden Fine Arts for over 10 years and always paid my sales tax at the end of the show. It was never a big deal and n…

Started by Richard L. Sherer

17 Apr 18
Reply by Marc Rochkind

Professional Sales Reps

Has anyone ever hired someone to sell your wares on the fair circuit?  I've met some here and there when I've exhibited.  They do it full t…

Started by Shannon Rose

9 Feb 22
Reply by brian murphy

Selling Your Business

Anyone here have any experience selling/buying an existing Art/Craft business? My wife and I are kicking around the idea of a new direction…

Started by Tim Gott

1 Feb 17
Reply by Barrie Lynn Bryant

Need info Health Ins for self employed

The last time that I had health ins for my husband and myself was in 2008 through an insurance agent for $10,000 emergency plan. We are cur…

Started by Judy Christian

12 Jan 19
Reply by Judy Christian

Is anyone here earning a living?

Here is a suggestion from a member for a podcast: As a "new" artist attempting the circuit I often think about the business side of things.…

Started by Connie Mettler

9 Jan 19
Reply by Connie Mettler

Buying a second chip reader

Since we are talking about the square in another thread, I wondered- did everyone get a second chip reader for a backup? I plan to. Has any…

Started by Judy Christian

11 Nov 28, 2016
Reply by Cindy Welch

Booth Damage at Show

I did a show this weekend at a convention center in my city.  I set up 2 nights before the show.  The night before the show, one of the exh…

Started by Tim Gott

23 Oct 22, 2016
Reply by Vera Foley

When to say When

Hi everyone, I'm a stained glass/mixed media artist. I do simple copper foil stars and variations of stars. Several years ago I started usi…

Started by Cindy Dubielak Yeager

7 Oct 15, 2016
Reply by Cindy Dubielak Yeager

Indoor Art Shows?

Is there a list collected of indoor shows?  I cannot continue to do outdoor shows and thought I might see if there are enough to justify do…

Started by Victoria L. Herring

11 Oct 10, 2016
Reply by Judy Christian

Do high booth fees work out?

I am currently looking a few months out and as always feeling cheap about booth fees. I have only been involved in shows full time for a co…

Started by Stephen White

15 Sep 22, 2016
Reply by Stephen White


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