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Barrie Lynn Bryant
  • Kirby, WY
  • United States
  • Hand Crafted Picture Frames
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  • Ernie Komarek
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  • Bernard Zalon
  • Richard L. Sherer
  • Jim Sincock
  • Greg Little
  • Steve Sawusch
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Barrie Lynn Bryant's Discussions

Redmond Arts Festival Info Needed -- Got Soap or Art?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mandy Paul Apr 10. 2 Replies

I'm wondering about this Redmond show that accepts only 70 artists, er, uh, 70 curated designers, artists, and craftspeople? Anyone have news about it? I love the idea of a show that size, and it's…Continue

Tags: Redmond Arts Festival, Washington, Seattle, Redmond

Artfest SPOKANE Reviews or Info NEEDED

Started this discussion. Last reply by Barrie Lynn Bryant May 12. 6 Replies

Hey there, folks. I'm researching Washington State and just might apply to Artfest Spokane soon since the deadline is March 13, 2017. The show is June 2-4 and could be a perfect time to be in…Continue

Tags: Washington, ArtFest Spokane, Spokane

Cheyenne Arts Festival, 5th Annual

Started this discussion. Last reply by Connie Mettler Jun 6, 2016. 7 Replies

Did anyone else submit an application for this show? It is not listed on Zapp, but rather on Callforentry.org. Their original date to notify artists of acceptance was May 13 as it states that in the…Continue

Tags: Cheyenne Arts Festival, Cheyenne

 

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Barrie Lynn Bryant commented on Jim Sincock's blog post Moving on to color
"I'm your fan, Jim, and I'm one of the those geeks! Keep up the great work. Love the color. It's gonna pay off for you. I'm routing for you. WOOHOO!"
Jun 4
Barrie Lynn Bryant commented on Richard L. Sherer's blog post ESTES PARK, CO, ART MARKET, MAY 27-29, 2017
"Hey there, Richard and Kathy--and Jean and John! We had a great time at the show and look forward to being with you folks again soon. Crowds were plentiful and we had a steady stream of people and patrons all day. Even into the closing hour folks…"
Jun 4
Barrie Lynn Bryant replied to Barrie Lynn Bryant's discussion Anyone Got Sedona Art Festival News? in the group SW Artists
"We reserved Best Western Cottonwood Inn for the Sedona show. It's pet friendly, but not for the accessible room. Go figure. Will cost $365 for three nights since pets are $20 per night. That's doable. Looking forward to being and seeing…"
Jun 2
Barrie Lynn Bryant commented on Richard L. Sherer's blog post COLORADO SUMMER SHOWS
"This is our first time to meet in person. AB and I are in Estes upon Richard's recommendation, and things are going well and living up to expectation. Here's a little news from last night...."
May 28
Barrie Lynn Bryant replied to Richard L. Sherer's discussion Estes Park Art Market, 2017
"See you in booth 73 tomorrow. Look forward to meeting you and Jean, too. WOOHOO!"
May 26
Barrie Lynn Bryant commented on Richard L. Sherer's blog post COLORADO SUMMER SHOWS
"35 and 45 are the normal speed limits on that road. We're in booth 63. My wife's name is AB Word and she's the only one on the marquis since they didn't recognize me as a collaborator. THat's normal for most shows. About 90…"
May 26
Barrie Lynn Bryant commented on Richard L. Sherer's blog post COLORADO SUMMER SHOWS
"Hwy 34 from Loveland to Estes Park reopened today for the summer. Flood damage largely repaired. News story on Colo Dept of Transport website. WOOHOO!"
May 25
Richard L. Sherer replied to Barrie Lynn Bryant's discussion Anyone Got Sedona Art Festival News? in the group SW Artists
"Barrie: Just read in this morning's Denver Post that US 34 from Loveland to Estes Park through Big Thompson Canyon will open This Thursday 5/25/17 at 4:00pm. If I remeber right you will be there? I would still double check CDOT too."
May 24
Barrie Lynn Bryant replied to Larry Berman's discussion The importance of a good booth picture
"Yes, very fine article indeed. A note about lens selection: Larry mentions using a 28mm lens which is considered wide angle. A normal focal length lens is 50-60mm. But digital cameras are not the same as older 35mm film type cameras. So the digital…"
May 22
Jay Heinrich replied to Barrie Lynn Bryant's discussion Anyone Got Sedona Art Festival News? in the group SW Artists
"A very pretty drive but steep indeed with a lot of trucks at times. "
May 21
Barrie Lynn Bryant replied to Barrie Lynn Bryant's discussion Anyone Got Sedona Art Festival News? in the group SW Artists
"Thanks for the news about the steep grade, Ruth. I haven't been in this area since 2000, and then it was my first time. So I don't remember the highways very well. I have a Dodge Caravan and no trailer. We have two small dogs and need pet…"
May 21
Ruth Finkenbiner replied to Barrie Lynn Bryant's discussion Anyone Got Sedona Art Festival News? in the group SW Artists
"You might want to check hotel prices in Cottonwood AZ, closer than Flagstaff and without the huge elevation climb up and down I-17 each day.  If you are hauling a trailer or anything, the drive to and from Flagstaff has a pretty significant…"
May 20
Barrie Lynn Bryant replied to Barrie Lynn Bryant's discussion Anyone Got Sedona Art Festival News? in the group SW Artists
"Well, we've been invited to participate in Sedona. So we've accepted the invitation and booked lodging 32 miles away in Flagstaff. Prices for hotels are WAY HIGH in Sedona. We look forward to seeing you folks at the show. WOOHOO!"
May 20
Barrie Lynn Bryant commented on Connie Mettler's blog post Call for Artists: 46th Kentuck Festival of the Arts
"Changing dates will not only impact artists, but also patrons. People get used things happening at the same time and in the same place and count on it. The only show I know of that changes its dates around effectively is Mandarin Community Arts…"
May 20
Barrie Lynn Bryant commented on Jeff Owen's blog post Some Thoughts on Shows
"Read applications thoroughly before applying and subsequently all the communication from the show once accepted. Be informed and on top of things. Arrive early and don't close until the posted closing time."
May 17
Jay Heinrich replied to Barrie Lynn Bryant's discussion Anyone Got Sedona Art Festival News? in the group SW Artists
"Good luck with Sedona, great place to visit that time of the year. It certainly sounds as if they are setting up for a competitive environment with two "shows". You may want to check if there are any shows in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area…"
May 12

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Hand Crafted Picture Frames
Years in the Art Fair Business
18
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http://merglennstudios.com
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T'Louise and Kathy Funderburg

Barrie Lynn Bryant's Blog

Society of Gilders *GOT GOLD LEAF?*

Posted on April 19, 2017 at 4:26pm 11 Comments

Everyone familiar with me knows that I'm a picture frame designer, maker, carver, and gilder who makes frames exclusively for his wife's artworks. During 1999 I began studying picture frame history and soon discovered gilding in all its glory. I was lucky enough to have a friend who gave me the first 10 years of Picture Framing Magazine (1990-1999) wherein I discovered a treasure trove about frames, frame making, gilding, and the industry.

In 2004, I received a professional…

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Space Coast Art Festival PRIZE WINNERS

Posted on December 2, 2015 at 9:28am 4 Comments

I did this show that happens Thanksgiving weekend many years ago, but quit it and a few others before it so that I could be home in Wyoming for Thanksgiving. Seeing the list of winners makes me wish I could still travel to Florida for two reasons: I see a lot of friends and a gobs of prize money! I haven't yet heard about sales, how the change of venue is progressing, and how the other show not too very far away on the same weekend …

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Congratulations, GREG LITTLE!

Posted on November 11, 2015 at 10:00am 11 Comments

Greg might be unaware of his fame today, but I was just visiting the Collectors of Wood Art website HERE HERE HERE and discovered he's the featured artist on their home page. I don't know how often that feature changes, but it doesn't really matter all that much. What does matter is that Greg is a member of Collectors of Wood Art and that his work is being featured.

I'm a fan of that site and organization anyway and…

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Pre-Show News: Mandarin Art Festival in Jacksonville, FL

Posted on April 3, 2015 at 8:17pm 3 Comments

MANDARIN ART FESTIVAL is a small show located in an affluent Jacksonville, Florida neighborhood, and it may be one of Florida's best kept secrets. This year 90 artists will exhibit on the grounds of MANDARIN COMMUNITY CLUB, which is the historical Freedom School site built by Harriet Beecher Stowe in 1872. The St. Johns River can be seen behind the homes…

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Comment Wall (10 comments)

At 2:23pm on January 31, 2014, Joan Pinkus said…
Barrie I enjoyed looking at the booths from the Kentucky show. Thank you for sharing that info.
At 9:54pm on February 3, 2014, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Barrie.  I'm pleased to see you here and look forward to having you as part of our community.

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At 8:28am on February 4, 2014, Joan Pinkus said…

Nice meeting you Barrie. Thanks for telling me about the no Y. I so enjoyed looking at the booth photos. I'd love to get feedback about my booth. I'll have to figure out how to upload a photo here.  Thanks again, Joan

At 9:48am on June 23, 2014, Connie Mettler gave Barrie Lynn Bryant a gift
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Hey Barrie, thanks so much for your upbeat participation on this site. I always read what you have written, lots of optimism and good common sense. Thanks for everything.
At 12:44pm on July 02, 2014, Connie Mettler gave Barrie Lynn Bryant a gift
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Happy Birthday, Barrie! Hope this is a great day for you and just the first day of your best year ever! Thank you for all your contributions to AFI.
At 2:40pm on February 03, 2015, Connie Mettler gave Barrie Lynn Bryant a gift
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You are one of those people who make this site worth reading. Thank you so much for sharing your experiences and the generous amount of time you put into helping folks out. . THANKS!
At 11:23pm on March 31, 2015, Connie Mettler gave Barrie Lynn Bryant a gift
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Congrats on being awarded the Post of the Week - 3/24/2015
At 6:32am on August 17, 2015, Peter Grimord said…

Thanks Barrie, It's a pleasure to be your friend and I truly hope to meet both you and your wife on the road at some point.  Most of my shows are not too far afield from my home in north/central PA.  It sounds like the south/east USA is your best market and this was alway inexplicably one of my worst.  Probably my restrained overall style of art, no matter the medium, is responsible.  I used to describe my sculpture booth presentation as the "booth that looks like nothing is in it".  It's THAT restrained and this impulse is always carried through anything I do as an artist,...or anything else for that matter.    

At 8:10am on September 16, 2015, Christina L. Towell said…

Thank you, Barrie!

At 12:20pm on March 22, 2017, Ernie Komarek said…

Hi Barry,

I'm probably not going to do any shows this year. I'm dealing with health problems that prevent me from doing much traveling. I did just receive an invite to "Art on the Levee" in Ft. Benton, MT. It's really a nice show in conjuntion with their Fort Benton Days celebration - parade, rodeo, etc. The setting is in a nice park and show organizers were excellent and the crowds were motivated buyers. 

Contact: TONI MOLINARIO 622-5346 (artontheleveeftb@gmail.com)

In 2015 booth cost $75.00 for 3 days (last week of June). You can select your booth on the application form. Booths are 15 x 10'-15'. Most booths are under large shade trees but it can get breezy. Set up is real easy with artist parking close by. 

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