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Bernard Zalon
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Kendra Bennett Feb 14. 1 Reply

is it worth the extra $150 to be on the square or do people walk the whole show?Continue

Electrical power at art shows

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard L. Sherer Jun 4, 2014. 13 Replies

Last year I was set up next to someone who was using a "Deep Cycle (or Cell) Marine Battery to power his lights.  He said it could power the amount he was using (maybe 100 watts) for up to 48 hours…Continue

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Jury fees

Started this discussion. Last reply by Larry Berman Sep 1, 2013. 19 Replies

I just got my email from Reston to apply for their show.  The jury fee is $50.  I replied that it was too high.  I think everyone should do that to any show who's jury fee is over $40 or next thing…Continue

credit card processing

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nina Domenico Aug 20, 2013. 3 Replies

I remember reading on one of the blogs a few months ago (I can't find it) that there was a "Square like" processing company that allowed you to retain the customer's email address.  Can anyone tell…Continue

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Kendra Bennett replied to Bernard Zalon's discussion Belleville
"I think people walk the whole show. It's not a huge show in general. I was about 6 booths from the square last year and had a fantastic show. Hoping for the same booth this year."
Feb 14
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is it worth the extra $150 to be on the square or do people walk the whole show?See More
Feb 14
Bernard Zalon replied to Lyra y Jose's discussion Woodstock-New Paltz Art Shows- Anyone have experience with these shows?
"I did it maybe 10 years ago.  Camping was fine, except the condensation in my tent ruined my cell phone.  Other than that it was a lousy show.  Crowds didn't seem very sophisticated.  It was kind of a country crafts type…"
Feb 12
Bernard Zalon replied to Lisa Firke's discussion Spring One of a Kind in Chicago
"I'm a printmaker. I did it a couple Decembers ago. Not worth it. $2500 plus whatever other expenses is way too much. But if you're accustomd to making, I,don't know, $7500+ at shows maybe this is the one for you."
Dec 1, 2017

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Years in the Art Fair Business
First show ever
The Brooklyn Heights Promenade Art Show
What is your website?
What are the best things about art fairs
They're sort of like paid vacations.
Best show ever and why
Cherry Creek. I got to hang out in Boulder.
Worst show ever and why
Annapolis. 95 degrees on an out of the way concrete parking lot.
Who referred you to Please be specific.
A friend.

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Wickford Art Show

Posted on January 25, 2013 at 11:19am 1 Comment

Any thoughts on the Wickford Art Show in July?  I did it a few years ago, it wasn't so good, but I heard that it was a lot better last year. This year they have a new director...

I'm a printmaker.

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At 8:29pm on January 15, 2013, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to ArtFairInsiders, Bernard. I'm pleased to see you here and look forward to having you as part of our community.

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