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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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to post/not to post copyright notices in booth

I am curious, do other artists post copyright notices in their booths? This is an extensive subject, we're not going to cover it in depth h…

Started by Mark Zirinsky

13 Mar 5
Reply by David S. Hoornstra

Fulltime RVers traveling to Art Fairs

Is there anyone else out there whose primary residence is their RV and they do not have a physical residence anywhere? I ask because this w…

Started by Michael Thomas

10 Mar 3
Reply by Michael Thomas

Business Conducted - Mobile Device

Do most artists now conduct the majority of their business from their phones/tablets? Like taking payments, maintaining social media presen…

Started by Christopher Alexander

2 Mar 1
Reply by greta anthony

Is creating art killing you?

and I mean that in the very literal sense.  A recent email forwarded to me from a show organizer from a jeweler:  "Can never make my jewelr…

Started by Connie Mettler

6 Feb 12
Reply by Sandra J. Atkins-Moran

Reading credit cards with a Moto G5 Plus phone

This is a great Android phone, chosen by as the best of the low-cost Android phones. But, it very difficult to get reliable…

Started by Marc Rochkind

2 Feb 2
Reply by Carol Larsen

What do you expect?

         Years ago when I was new to the art show circuit,  there was a local arts and crafts show in which I participated.  All set up and…

Started by Sandy Walker

6 Jan 18

Insurance Requirements at Art Fairs

Does this group find that most fairs and events actually require some form of insurance before you can set up and sell OR is it usually jus…

Started by Christopher Alexander

15 Dec 11, 2017
Reply by Larry Sohn

Small Business Home Based Studio Insurance with a kiln?

So general liability is the easy insurance. Studio content replacement coverage for a home based studio which is attached to the home with…

Started by Kathy Oda

5 Oct 27, 2017
Reply by Kathy Oda

What to charge for jewelry repairs?

At shows I have been doing for a long time, I always have customers bringing pieces for repair. I only repair things I’ve made. (Unless I c…

Started by Linnea Lahlum

3 Sep 16, 2017
Reply by Annette Piper

Shipping Large Art to Shows

I live in Ohio and can easily drive 9 hours to a show, but I would like to start doing shows as far away as TX and CO next year.  I know a…

Started by Britt Hallowell

0 Jul 19, 2017


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