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Brad Cornelius
  • Deerfield, IL
  • United States
  • Digital Printmaking
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Pro Panels + Accessories in CHICAGO

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cheryl Mack Feb 4. 2 Replies

I won't be participating in art festivals for a while, and am selling my ProPanels and accessories. I'm the second owner of these, and they are in fantastic shape. Enough supplies for a 10 x 20…Continue

10'x20' worth of ProPanels + (CHICAGO)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tina Fischer May 16, 2016. 1 Reply

I won't be participating in art festivals for a while, and am selling my ProPanels and accessories. I'm the second owner of these, bought in 2 batches from their original owners. I recovered several…Continue

First fair - booth shots, opinions welcome

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brenda Cline Dec 10, 2015. 39 Replies

Hey all, Been an illustrator for years, but decided to try the "art fair scene" for the first time this summer, jumping in with four expensive, high-traffic shows. I created all new work (7 pieces in…Continue

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Cheryl Mack replied to Brad Cornelius's discussion Pro Panels + Accessories in CHICAGO
"Hello...please let me know if you are still selling your items. connect@bridgeartgallery.net Thanks Cheryl"
Feb 4
Alka Sinha replied to Brad Cornelius's discussion Pro Panels + Accessories in CHICAGO
"How much are you selling it for? I am interested. Please respond at info@sukoonart.com"
Jan 10
Brad Cornelius posted a discussion

Pro Panels + Accessories in CHICAGO

I won't be participating in art festivals for a while, and am selling my ProPanels and accessories. I'm the second owner of these, and they are in fantastic shape. Enough supplies for a 10 x 20 booth, or a very creative 10x10:- (8) 6-foot x 38" wide panels in Oatmeal - (3) [img]7-foot[/img]x 38" wide panels in Oatmeal(turning the 7-foot panels upside down creates 11 identical height Oatmeal panels - see photo)- (2) 7-foot x 38" wide panels in Dark Green- (1) 7-foot x 38" wide panel with no…See More
Jan 7
Tina Fischer replied to Brad Cornelius's discussion 10'x20' worth of ProPanels + (CHICAGO)
"Hi. Im interested in only 2 of your ProPanels. Would you be willing to sell them separately? If so how much. I live in the chicago area. Thank You, Tina Fischer"
May 16, 2016
Brad Cornelius posted a discussion

10'x20' worth of ProPanels + (CHICAGO)

I won't be participating in art festivals for a while, and am selling my ProPanels and accessories. I'm the second owner of these, bought in 2 batches from their original owners. I recovered several in new sleeves so I would have plenty of panels for a 10 x 20 booth:- (8) 6-foot x 38" wide panels in Oatmeal (reads as a light gray) - (5) [img]7-foot[/img]x 38" wide panels in Oatmeal- (2) 7-foot x 38" wide panels in Dark Green (discontinued)- (1) 7-foot x 38" wide panel with no coveringBy turning…See More
May 16, 2016
Brad Cornelius replied to Maria McNitt's discussion Looking to buy used Flourish mesh walls (3) plus weights - Chicago area
"Hey Maria, I have a large variety of things I'd like to sell, including weights - but unfortunately no mesh walls, just ProPanels. I'm up in Deerfield, and you're welcome to contact me if you like. 847.421.1293 Thanks, Brad"
May 16, 2016
Brenda Cline replied to Brad Cornelius's discussion First fair - booth shots, opinions welcome
"I have been doing art shows for a few years now and still I am tweaking mine!  My first booth was a reflection on my heart and soul and like you wanted to show that in my display.  Does a booth have to be mundane?  Over…"
Dec 10, 2015
Kathleen Barris replied to Brad Cornelius's discussion First fair - booth shots, opinions welcome
"This reminded of a show I did a few years ago where we had set our chairs up across from our booth, as was the custom here.  We then got busy, but I noticed a man had sat his kids in our chairs to eat their ice cream. They were young kids and…"
Nov 26, 2015
Sheri Kowalski replied to Brad Cornelius's discussion First fair - booth shots, opinions welcome
"Ah, you're doing what I actually have been fantasizing about. A long road trip around the U.S. I love Airstreams. I thought it would be good to do in the winter to escape the cold. I'm currently on a trip around the world for a year and…"
Nov 25, 2015
Brad Cornelius replied to Brad Cornelius's discussion First fair - booth shots, opinions welcome
"Hey Sheri, Thanks for the compliments! This past summer was really fun and very enlightening. As I said in my initial post, I'd been promising myself for the last 20 years or so that I'd give art fairs a try one day. I'm not sure…"
Nov 10, 2015
Sheri Kowalski replied to Brad Cornelius's discussion First fair - booth shots, opinions welcome
"I just wanted to say that this set up is really nice and has a little more comfort and draw to it than most. I know it's an old post but I like your booth and I like the art! I am going to be doing my first shows in 2016 so I was checking out…"
Nov 10, 2015
Brad Cornelius replied to Randi Lorber's discussion Booth shot advice
"I'll make one photography suggestion - may help... or may not. Your photos are beautiful, so this may be something you're already quite familiar with. Perspective will drastically change how the booth looks, to both positive and negative…"
Sep 21, 2015
Brad Cornelius replied to Brad Cornelius's discussion First fair - booth shots, opinions welcome
"Let's try inline images in the post rather than attached...."
Sep 9, 2015
Connie Mettler replied to Brad Cornelius's discussion First fair - booth shots, opinions welcome
"(It seems uploading images causes problems with different kinds of devices -- not so good with iPads, I believe. Otherwise, see info on how to add images to your post in the "get started" tab up above."
Sep 9, 2015
Brad Cornelius replied to Brad Cornelius's discussion First fair - booth shots, opinions welcome
"A couple booth shots of our corner 10x10 at Fountain Square in Lake Forest, IL. Light crowds from the heat, but made the most of it."
Sep 9, 2015
Brad Cornelius replied to Brad Cornelius's discussion First fair - booth shots, opinions welcome
"We didn't do carpet on the grass this time, it felt extra lumpy and dangerous. Hardly any risk on pavement - you'll just have to see what you're dealt when you show up, but we like to have it just in case (it's two Home Depot…"
Sep 9, 2015

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Digital Printmaking
Years in the Art Fair Business
1
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http://www.bradcornelius.com
What are the best things about art fairs
Everybody who crosses that imaginary threshold into my booth is someone I already have something in common with. Whey care enough to stop and talk.. and the conversations are more like those with friends than strangers.
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At 8:09pm on August 26, 2015, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Brad. We’re so glad you joined us. I hope you’ll find the site helpful and that you’ll share your ideas and experiences, ask questions and join the discussions. The site is only as good as the members make it. We have a lot to offer one another, experienced and newbie alike.

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At 12:34pm on August 22, 2015, Christina L. Towell said…

Ha,ha...love that analogy!  Plenty of help here, all you have to do is ask or search behind that curtain...best of luck as you proceed.

At 9:38am on August 22, 2015, Christina L. Towell said…

Hi Brad,

Way to jump right in...love it!  Welcome to AFI!  We're delighted to have you join us and hope you'll continue to find the site beneficial...thanks.

 
 
 

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