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Brenda Flynn
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  • Ormond Beach, FL
  • United States
  • Paper mosaic
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Jury and Judging Processes, Part Two

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brenda Flynn Mar 9, 2017. 22 Replies

Wow, this discussion could not have come at a better time. I'm actually writing a column referencing this very issue, among others. I am an exhibiting artist myself, and sometimes I have questioned…Continue

Weather Nightmares - Talk to me!

Started Aug 12, 2016 0 Replies

I'm writing an article on weather nightmares and how to avoid or deal with them. Anyone have any stories? Photos?Continue

Changing Financial Climate

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brenda Flynn Nov 9, 2015. 22 Replies

I'm looking for some discussion, comments, opinions regarding whether or not you have personally made the decision to lower prices, make smaller stuff at $25 or less, etc. to try and get more buyers…Continue

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Brenda Flynn commented on Nels johnson's blog post Images Art Festival—A perfect way to end the month
"Love this review, Nels. Right on point. I never get into Images. I'm not considered a "real" artist at many shows because I have the audacity to use a ModPodge paper glue (mixed with clear gesso)...it's mixed media and everyone…"
Feb 2
Brenda Flynn replied to Ryan Moyer's discussion Trimline - Which canopy top?
"I like my Trimline top with the skylight. It's muted, and gives the tent an open and airy feeling, and is perfect for overcast days."
Jan 25
Brenda Flynn commented on Brenda Flynn's blog post Help! Need to do a show in Florida in September....
"My hubby travels with me, and he still maintains a full-time job, so I have restrictions currently on how far I can go...once i get an RV, I can do them myself, but he is adamant about not doing shows on my own until I get an RV. Not sure of the…"
Jan 16
Cindy Welch commented on Brenda Flynn's blog post Help! Need to do a show in Florida in September....
"We have done shows in southern Louisiana in April and November on a regular basis.  The temps can range from in the low 50's to the low 80's.  It is quite a ride concerning the temps and humidity."
Jan 15
Brenda Flynn commented on Brenda Flynn's blog post Help! Need to do a show in Florida in September....
"hahaha! I live in Florida. It can be daunting to do a festival any later than May...;-) I am umbilically attached to my Ryobi fan after May...."
Jan 15
Jean Murray commented on Brenda Flynn's blog post Help! Need to do a show in Florida in September....
"Do Not dream of doing a show in Fla in Sept unless you have a personal fan maiden."
Jan 14
Thomas Jacobs commented on Brenda Flynn's blog post Help! Need to do a show in Florida in September....
"I have a rule that says don't do a show that has a fruit or vegetable (or food in general) in it's name if you are selling fine art. Small crafty gift items may be ok, but you want to do a show that is specifically for customers looking…"
Jan 12
Brenda Flynn commented on Brenda Flynn's blog post Help! Need to do a show in Florida in September....
"And, thanks all. I have decided to apply to the Jekyll Island show and take my chances. It's an opportunity to drag out the generator and the light setup...;-)"
Jan 12
Brenda Flynn commented on Brenda Flynn's blog post Help! Need to do a show in Florida in September....
"I love your post. It's very true. I've spoken with several promoters and they tell me all about their own losses due to unforeseen weather issues (they've already paid for permits, hired port-a-let companies, bought advertising, etc.)…"
Jan 12
Cindy Welch commented on Brenda Flynn's blog post Help! Need to do a show in Florida in September....
"We live in Louisiana and deal with hurricane season as well.  Though it runs from June 1 - November 30, the most active months for storms are August and September.  I have not scheduled outdoor shows during those months due to the chances…"
Jan 12
Brenda Flynn commented on Brenda Flynn's blog post Help! Need to do a show in Florida in September....
"Good point. I certainly will."
Jan 11
Larry Sohn commented on Brenda Flynn's blog post Help! Need to do a show in Florida in September....
"From what I had found in reading on multiple sites, the Three Rivers Show PA has that sort of rule. In addition, the writings state you must stay in your booth, regardless of weather. So I contacted the show director. She stated the opposite.…"
Jan 11
Brenda Flynn commented on Brenda Flynn's blog post Help! Need to do a show in Florida in September....
"Thanks for the reply! Jekyll Island is actually closer to me than the other two shows in Florida, and it's off the coast in Georgia. Always a beautiful show, just Friday night and 10-9 on Saturday kill me. Marginal sales. But, if I can't…"
Jan 11
Jacki Bilsborrow commented on Brenda Flynn's blog post Help! Need to do a show in Florida in September....
"I wonder if the shows that are saying No refunds for bad weather will get many apps.  That puts the bulk of the losses on the artists.  That would be too big of a risk for me."
Jan 10
Jacki Bilsborrow commented on Brenda Flynn's blog post Help! Need to do a show in Florida in September....
"Do you need to do the show in Florida?  There are a lot of nice shows in Georgia and that isn't too far from you.  Do you ever check www.CallsforArtists.com?  There are usually a lot of shows listed thtere.  It is a little…"
Jan 10
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Help! Need to do a show in Florida in September....

I hate this part of the process...deciding on art shows so many months in advance. So, I've done Jekyll Island Shrimp and Grits for a couple of years. Average show, but I love the location. Last year was hurricane, so they refunded booth fee, but notice this year their verbage clearly states...NO REFUNDS FOR INCLEMENT WEATHER OR ACTS OF GOD. It's scaring me off! Only other possibilities in September for me are Delray Beach or Punta Gorda,both many more miles, and both Howard Alan. Now, I know…See More
Jan 10

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Your Medium
Paper mosaic
Years in the Art Fair Business
20+
First show ever
Good Folk Fest, Louisville, KY
What is your website?
http://www.free-range-art.com
What are the best things about art fairs
Networking, validation
Best show ever and why
Tallahassee, FL - LeMoyne Chain of Parks.

Wonderful attention to the artists, art is main attraction, great sales, friendly people
Worst show ever and why
Uptown Art Festival, Altamonte Springs, L

Horrible management, disorganized, bad booth placements, zero sales
Who referred you to ArtFairInsiders.com? Please be specific.
I googled "art shows"
What is one fun fact about yourself?
I spend more on food for outdoor squirrels and birds than I do on dog food for my five dogs...

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Help! Need to do a show in Florida in September....

Posted on January 10, 2018 at 9:21am 13 Comments

I hate this part of the process...deciding on art shows so many months in advance. So, I've done Jekyll Island Shrimp and Grits for a couple of years. Average show, but I love the location. Last year was hurricane, so they refunded booth fee, but notice this year their verbage clearly states...NO REFUNDS FOR INCLEMENT WEATHER OR ACTS OF GOD. It's scaring me off! Only other possibilities in September for me are Delray Beach or Punta Gorda,both many more miles, and both Howard Alan. Now, I…

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At 9:56pm on May 5, 2013, Connie Mettler said…

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